Leslie was raised in Roseville, CA. She moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California, and it was there that she met her husband, JR. She graduated with a degree in Public Relations and worked as a publicist in film and television for Sony Pictures Entertainment until leaving her job to take care of her son, Grayson, full-time.
After 12 years in Los Angeles, Leslie and JR moved North when JR accepted a job at UC Davis. They visited Discovery on their first day in Northern California and quickly grew to love this city and this church. They are excited to call Davis home and raise their family here. Leslie and JR had the privilege of serving as youth group leaders at their church in Los Angeles, but she is eager to use her professional background to serve the church in a new capacity. In her free time, Leslie enjoys cooking, running and scuba diving.