Ellie Van Houtte
Staff Photographer and Reporter, Los Altos Town Crier
Ellie Van Houtte is a skilled journalist, photographer and creative communications professional. Dedicated to connecting communities across the globe together through cultural and political diplomacy, Ellie’s experiences range from documenting social institutions in India to working with non-profit housing, social justice and youth organizations in Washington, DC and even serving as a citizen diplomat on climate change, diplomacy, women’s rights and international affairs.
In her current role as photographer and writer with the Los Altos Town Crier – a weekly community paper with a circulation of approximately 17,000 print subscribers – Ellie uses her storytelling skills to document issues affecting the community.
She enjoys waking up every day with a sense of purpose and passion.
Her freelance photography work includes:
• Photo-stories for non-profit and community organizations to visually illustrate their missions
• Special Event & Conference Photography
• Campaign Photos for Candidates & Elected Officials
• Creative Commercial Work