Mrs. McElhaney has managed the full spectrum of architectural services for several million-dollar-plus projects in the multi-unit residential, educational, commercial/retail, and hospitality market sectors. She joined Trautman Associates in 2016, bringing with her six years of professional experience. She is a member of the AIA Northern Virginia's Women in Architecture Committee and the Coast Guard Spouses Club of DC. 

Professional Affiliations and Community Service:

  • Former AIA Buffalo/WNY Board of Directors Officer
  • Former AIA Buffalo/WNY Emerging Professionals Committee Chair
  • Former ACE Mentor of WNY Board of Directors Officer
  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning REACH Program Mentor
  • Habitat for Humanity (former member)
  • Buffalo Architecture Foundation Architecture + Education Program Mentor
  • Food Bank of WNY volunteer 
  • Musician for Amherst Symphony (2013–2017) and Buffalo Niagara Concert Band (2012-2021)