Leslie is a communications and marketing professional with fourteen years of experience. Prior to joining the Colorado Conservation Trust in 2008 (which later merged into Colorado Open Lands), she was employed with 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.