Lesley graduated from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon with a BS in Marketing. She worked 36 years in the Credit Union industry, retiring as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Community Development at Fibre Federal Credit Union in Longview, WA. She served on numerous industry Boards and worked closely with Community Organizations to bring banking services to the unbanked.
Since retiring she has volunteered for numerous organizations, including the SW Washington Humane Society, Friends of the La Center Library, and the Clark County YWCA, where she volunteered as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault. Since relocating to Central Oregon in 2018, she volunteers for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) program, connecting reading, kids and volunteers with a love for reading, the Sisters Folk Festival, and delivers Meals on Wheels.
In her spare time, Lesley gets outside as much as possible She loves hiking, biking, kayaking and camping. At home she gardens, reads, and loves to cook for friends and family. She loves to travel and has visited every continent except Antarctica.