Leslie comes to Colorado Open Lands after serving for five years at Colorado Conservation Trust. Prior to that, she gained five additional years of complementary experience at a Denver-based urban design firm, coordinating marketing, promotion, and event planning efforts. She attended Pennsylvania State University, earning a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations, and a M.A. in Media Studies, with a research focus in the theory, practice, and ethics of nontraditional marketing strategies. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Watershed Assembly. Leslie enjoys all facets of design, graphics, and typography, and indulges in many creative pursuits that let her explore those interests.