Originally from Pasadena, and a sixth generation Californian, Lesley first fell in love with Santa Barbara while attending UCSB. After a long paralegal career in San Francisco and Los Angeles, she went on to practice law in Los Angeles and the tri-county area. She has practiced as a civil litigator and business transaction attorney, and has expanded her private practice to include estate planning. Lesley has served on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. She has been an active contributor to the Environmental Defense Center, the Santa Barbara County Bowl, the Food Bank of Santa Barbara, Pacific Pride Foundation and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, as well as Lotusland. She is an avid environmental activist and gardener. Lesley has been a member and donor since 2006.