Eli has deep roots in Waupaca, moving here in 1976. After graduating from Waupaca High School, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree UW-LaCrosse and a master’s degree from UW-Oshkosh.
An active and connected community member, Elli enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Michelle Soto and their two children, Lukas, and Sage. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran church and gives back to the community as a volunteer basketball coach at the youth and high school levels. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing basketball, working on building projects and relaxing at the family cottage on the Chain O’Lakes.
Eli served in the United States Army for 13 years, both enlisted and as an Officer in the Infantry, active duty and in the Army Reserves, rising to the rank of Captain. During this time in the Army he graduated from the Infantry Officer basic Course, Finance Officer Advanced Course and the U.S. Army Airborne, Pathfinder and Army Ranger courses.
Prior to entering real estate, Eli worked for over 17 years at the State of Wisconsin Department of health Services.