Leslie was born and raised in Cooke County and is a graduate of Lindsay High School. She attended Midwestern State University, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. In 2016, Leslie and her family returned to Cooke County and reside in Gainesville. Leslie is the Director of Communications for GISD and is involved in various community organizations. She has been active in the Chamber since 2016, when she was appointed to the Chamber Board and participated in the Leadership Gainesville program. Leslie is also on the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cooke County, is a member of the Gainesville Kiwanis, and has served in various volunteer roles with the Cooke County United Way. Leslie and her husband Blake have two children, Avery and Keller, who both attend GISD.