Elliott Maynard's background encompasses a broad spectrum in education the arts and sciences. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Washington and Lee University, a Masters of Science at the University of Miami, Florida, and advanced graduate studies in Zoology, Marine Sciences, Biological Oceanography, Coral Reef Ecology, and Tropical Rainforest Ecology at the University of Miami Marine Institute, Nova Oceanographic Center, and the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica.
He received a Ph.D. in Consciousness Research from the University of the Trees in Boulder Creek, California, and has taught at Adelphi University and Dowling College in New York. He is also a Certified Professional Consultant (CMC). Professional experience includes pioneering work in aquaculture development, research in strategic food resources at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, and designing new educational programs for the Hopi Tribe of Northern Arizona. Elliott is founder and president of Arcos Cielos Research Center in Sedona, Arizona which develops unique new paradigms in Science, Education, Fine Arts, Global Ecology, Human Potential Development, and Consciousness Research.