Leslie works as a visual artist in a variety of media with special focus on collaboration and the community. She earned her Masters in Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continued to work in both behavioral health and technology settings. She combines her experience in art, counseling, and technology, and provides distance teletherapy along with pursuing her own artistic expression. She enjoys being outside in nature and works with natural materials, plein air painting, and painting with wax (encaustic). She is passionate about bringing people together through community art projects and has recently worked with school age youth, Alaskan communities and non-profit organizations serving environmental concerns and also serving people experiencing medical and behavioral health needs.