Leslie grew up in Ohio, part of a large family where the importance and value of a strong educational foundation was instilled at an early age. After graduating with honors from Miami University with a B.S. in Accounting, Leslie moved to Chicago where she started her career as a CPA with Deloitte. After a series of accounting and finance positions with Fortune 500 companies, Leslie relocated to Portland in 2007 with her husband and a desire to use her skills in the non-profit world. She’s thrilled to be a part of an organization focused on improving the educational system, a mission near and dear to her heart. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys reading and exploring the culinary and outdoor worlds of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.