A native San Franciscan, Eli Chiaviello grew up in Ohio, where he attended Ohio State University before returning to California. An administrative professional for over twenty years, Eli has also worked in sidewalk food vending, information technology, copyediting, and biomedical research. For the past fifteen years, he has been assistant to the founder of The Hope Heart Institute, pioneering heart surgeon Lester Sauvage. In his spare time, Eli enjoys backpacking and well-told stories. He is co-editor of Dr. Sauvage's recent book, Open Your Heart to the Magic of Love.