HomeNews and EventsVideo: People of Rainier – Elli Theobald, Wildflower Scientist Video: People of Rainier – Elli Theobald , Wildflower Scientist Follow the stories of people whose lives have been changed by The Mountain as we highlight colorful characters and personalities of Mt. Rainier. It is their stories that define the iconic Mt. Rainier region. From the time when folks first set eyes on this majestic mountain peak, it has inspired people from the depth of their souls. Our video series tells the stories of how many have become one with this mountain, each from a unique perspective; each with a different story to tell. All inspiring! Here we get to know Wildflower Ecologist Elli Theobald who has spent more than 6 years working with a team of scientists to catalog, map and better understand the more than 200 wildflower species found in Mount Rainier National Park. She relates her work, her passion for these unique plants and her deep feelings about the Rainier region.