Leslie was born and raised in Cooke County and is a graduate of 2000 Lindsay High School. Leslie attended Midwestern State University, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. Upon graduation, Leslie and her husband Blake, who is also a Lindsay/MSU graduate, resided in Wichita Falls for ten years. During this time, they were blessed with two children, Avery, now 10 and Keller, now 7. After several coaching moves, Leslie and her family were able to move back home in 2016 after both Leslie and Blake began employment at Gainesville ISD. Now in her second year as Director of Media Relations for GISD, Leslie has become heavily involved in the community. She is a member of Gainesville Kiwanis, Leadership Gainesville and is the United Way luncheon chair. Both children attend GISD schools and are active in the Boys and Girls Club after school program and summer programs, football, basketball, softball, and baseball. The Crutsinger family proudly resides in Gainesville.