Elsa Stavney, MBA

Strategic Business Director

I find great joy in helping people and organizations reach their potential. Diminishing stress over finances increases people’s capacity to pursue their passions. Although I don’t work directly with our clients, I help our team give the best client experience possible. Working across different disciplines (such as marketing, HR, and strategic planning) allows me to be at my best and most effective. 

Silver Oak Advisory Group drew me in with its client-focused approach and strong team environment; it’s a wonderful place to work! I bring enthusiasm, a positive attitude, planning and facilitation skills. I love to figure out how the full range of organizational components can align with the firm’s mission, vision, and values.

It was an easy decision to move back to my hometown of Portland after living in other parts of the country. It has all my favorite ingredients: great city, great people, fantastic outdoor activities, amazing food and views of snowy peaks. I love hiking and kayaking. My longest single day hike was 24 miles in Forest Park. I also love sitting on my deck, snuggled next to my dog, discussing the world of possibility with my husband.


  • Gonzaga University, Bachelors of Education, Behavioral Psychology
  • Washington State University, Masters of Education
  • Willamette University, Masters in Business Administration