Ellis is a Certified Physician Assistant, and has practiced for 6 years in General Practice Medicine. He has specialized in Addiction Medicine and Interventional Pain Management for the last 3 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, graduating with honors. He continued with courses in Pre-Med to later complete his education at Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies. He is happily married and lives with his wife and children in the New Smyrna Beach area. He is also a professional wake surfer, spending most weekends on the water with his friends and family. He has a strong belief that people must be treated as a whole, mind, body, spirit. Recovery from addiction includes the recovery from the physical self as well as the emotional/psychological and spiritual self.