Elliott Maynard's rich educational background, includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington and Lee University, a Master of Science Degree in Zoology, and Advanced Graduate Studies in Ichthyology, Behavior of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates, Coral Reef Ecology, Biological Oceanography, and Tropical Rainforest Ecology at the University of Miami Marine Institute, Nova University Oceanographic Center, and the University of Costa Rica. He earned a Ph.D. Degree in Consciousness Research from the University of the Trees in Boulder Creek, California, and has served on the faculties of Adelphi University and Dowling College in New York. In addition to his academic qualifications, Elliott is a Certified Professional Consultant to Management (CPCM).
Following several years of pioneering work in the field of Giant Freshwater Shrimp Aquaculture in Florida and Puerto Rico, he worked as a Research Scientist at the prestigious Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research with 1200 scientists and technicians from around the world, playing a key role in Project Management, Development of Advanced Aquaculture Systems, and Strategic Food Resources.
In 1978 he founded Arcos Cielos Research Center in Sedona, Arizona, an international non-profit Center for the development of Unique Futuristic Paradigms in Science, Education, Fine Arts, Human Potential Development, and Global Ecology. In addition to his work as a Futurist, Research Scientist, Educator, and Global Ecologist, Elliott is an accomplished Artist, Sculptor, Musician, Underwater Photographer, and Videographer. He is currently working with his wife, Alisa in develoing his master paradigm, Future-Science Art, and active with her in the production of musical events and presentations from global leaders and luminaries.