Leslye was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the US at the tender age of 3. She was raised in the Portland Metro area and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Portland State University. "Friends of the Children is an impressive organization to me because of their deep devotion and lasting impact. I'm passionate about supporting local businesses that care about sustainability."
Outside of Friends PDX, Leslye enjoys reading books (fiction and non-fiction alike), any form of outdoor exercise such as trail running, cycling, and paddle boarding. "I have an obsession with buying and learning tabletop games because my husband is really smart and the only way I can beat him is when he's on the learning curve." Leslye also loves trying new foods and restaurants and exploring new destinations with her husband and her rescue dog, Loki.