Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer Lee Elberson was born and raised in southern Louisiana. He joined the Marines at age 17 in an effort to find some discipline in his life. Well, he found it and went on to graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in physics and was inducted into the honors society Sigma Pi Sigma. He did his graduate work at the University of Maryland in atomic physics attempting to shape molecules using custom lasers. He did further research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working on relativistic electron transport in a laser-induced plasma which translates to using big lasers to make small stars.
Needless to say, Lee has a love for all things quantifiable. He is an energetic person who has a passion for educating others and he enjoys coaching young adults to achieve their goals. Lee is committed to engaging Charlottesville’s community and providing the best possible future for its residents. When not working, you will find him volunteering with Community Investment Collaborative, a local non-profit where Lee teaches entrepreneurs to develop the tools to start and maintain a successful business. Around town, you might see Lee at networking events or pitching a new business idea. For fun, Lee enjoys high-intensity interval training, playing strategy games, watching Imax 3D movies, or creating some ridiculously intricate spreadsheet.