Leslie has been a Reno Wind Symphony member since 2011. She graduated from Galena High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and French from the University of Nevada, Reno. Following graduation, Leslie became a wildland firefighter for the Forest Service and traveled throughout the western United States as a fire engine crewmember and a helicopter crewmember.
Leslie returned to Reno and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2011. She works at Renown in the Interventional Radiation department as a procedure nurse and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Nursing. Leslie plans to take the Boards in 2018 to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her goal is to help the people in her community lead healthier, happier lives through health promotion and disease prevention.
Leslie is married with two small daughters, a dog, and two chickens. She enjoys hiking, swimming, reading, and spending time with her family.