Leslie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and relocated to Charlotte in 2000.
She has had the pleasure of living in Charlotte for over 21 years and watching this city grow. She has lived in the Ballantyne, Myers Park, and Southpark areas.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied Mass Communications.
Her background includes Sales and Marketing with several Fortune 500 companies across the Software, Transportation, and Pharmaceutical industries.
Leslie is a natural explorer. She loves being a “tourist” of her own city and discovering all the diverse cultures and unique neighborhoods our city has to offer.
She has a natural drive for competition- she was a competitive soccer player, gymnast and dancer growing up and still loves a good competition.
She has been married for over 18 years and has three boys- ages 10, 13, 15
In her spare time, she loves to travel, exercise, volunteer, cook, and spend time with family and friends.
She has served on many school committees which include: PTA Corporate Offerings Chair at MPTS, PTA Board member at Charlotte Lab School, VP of Fundraising at Charlotte Lab Middle School, PTA member of Carmel Middle School, PTA member at Beverly Woods Elementary.
She is a lifelong member of Big Brother/Big Sister. She was introduced to her “Little” in 2005 and still has a strong relationship with him today.
She has spent the past 4 years coordinating educational programs for the local non-profit, The Lunch Project, and teaching children empathy education in Charlotte area schools.