Nothing is known about Elaine's life prior to or as the outbreak began.
At some point during the outbreak, Elaine joined a community in Charleston, West Virginia and became an ice cream clerk at the community.
Elaine makes an appearance in the Commonwealth's orientation video as she is shown giving children ice cream from her truck.
Elaine is working in the ice cream truck parked in the town square, getting two ice cream cones ready for "Stephanie" and Eugene when suddenly Stephanie walks up, prompting Elaine to excuse herself as she retrieves a tray of ice cream cones for Pamela Milton and hands it to Stephanie, remarking on a new flavor she included in the order. She then resumes taking care of "Stephanie" and Eugene's order.
This list shows the victims Elaine has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- This character is credited as Clerk in "Out of the Ashes".