Considering that her first job out of college was writing obituaries at The Denver Post, Leslie says that her communications role at the Foundation since 2010 has been filled with life-affirming optimism. She is dedicated to making her home — from her Denver neighborhood to the entire state of Colorado — a better, healthier place.
Leslie finds communications to be an exhilarating field. She enjoys working with words and appreciates the variety of work that comes with this profession. As a part of the Communications team, Leslie advises staff in strategic communications that advance the Foundation’s priorities. She manages the Symposium scholarship program and has played an integral project management role in many of the Foundation’s flagship communications pieces.
During the Foundation’s recent statewide listening tour, Leslie particularly enjoyed learning more about Coloradans. She saw firsthand how the Foundation helps improve the health of people, neighborhoods and communities, and, in Leslie’s opinion, that is worthwhile work.
Dance is one of Leslie’s passions where she brings her optimism to life. A lifelong dancer, she performed classical ballet and jazz dance through high school and went on to earn a minor in dance from the University of Colorado. Now, twice a week, she teaches Nia, a fitness dance class where she instructs her students that through movement, they can find joy and health.
BS Public Relations — University of Colorado