Lesley considers herself a native Tucsonan, having loved living in the community since she was four years old. Lesley is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona, and has been dedicated to human services since receiving her degree. Upon graduation, Lesley joined AmeriCorps and served as a member of the Youth Now Collaboration, which focused on building capacity in not for profit organizations that support youth. From AmeriCorps, Lesley transitioned to serving with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (GSSoAZ), where she developed a robust social impact program that served thousands of girls each year in donor funded programs, including girls in juvenile detention, foster care, emergency shelters, and at risk communities. Lesley is most proud of bringing the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program to Southern Arizona, which allows girls to visit their mothers who are incarcerated and builds familial connections. During her tenure at GSSoAZ, Lesley served in a variety of positions including Director of Social Impact and Director of Operations. After 8 years with Girl Scouts, Lesley was selected as the Operations Director for the Tucson Audubon Society where she oversaw various functions including human resources, properties, retail operations and was an active member of the leadership team.
Lesley is passionate about getting outdoors and loves wandering in nature, usually alongside her two dogs. She is an avid equestrian and enjoys spending time with her horse, Finn. Outside of work, Lesley has volunteered with her dog Molly through Gabriel’s Angels, served on the board of directors of the Tucson Girls Chorus and continues to volunteer with the Girl Scouts. Lesley is a graduate of Greater Tucson Leadership as well as the American Express Leadership Academy.