Eli is 17 years old and a junior in high school at Henry County R-1 in Windsor, Missouri. He attended his first NSA conference in 2017 and has attended each year since, including the virtual conference in 2020. Eli has been a life-long Person Who Stutters and feels that it is more a gift than it is a curse. In his free time, he enjoys exploring, traveling, bowling, playing video games of almost any kind, and he recently learned that he is a good actor and will be the lead role in the upcoming school play. As a member of the TAC, Eli hopes to help others realize that stuttering is not a bad thing and can, actually, be a great thing. He is looking forward to meeting new people at this year’s NSA conference and being a mentor to others who struggle with stuttering.