Ellison was born on the Big Island (Hawaiian Island) and found his love for the ocean as a young boy.

Living less than ten minutes away from the beach, Ellison grew up fishing and surfing with his family.

As Ellison grew older, Ellison continued to spend his free time in the ocean by participating in surfing competitions throughout the state of Hawaii. 

Ellison graduated from Kealakehe High School in 2011.  Ellison moved to Reno, Nevada to pursue a degree in Fire Science, but soon found that he missed both his family and the ocean. Ellison moved back to the Big Island and became a certified Red Cross Lifeguard.

Ellison now works at Kohanaiki Club with Hawaii Oceanic's Captain Dusty as part of the Adventure Team.  On Ellison's days off, Ellison works at Hawaii Oceanic. 

Ellison spends every day in the ocean; he is blessed to do what he loves as a career.

The ocean has always brought Ellison happiness and he is excited to share what he has learned with people he meets.