You may recognize Leslie’s voice from our 2023 Drag on Ice, The Luther Burbank Rose Parade, Santa Rosa’s Earth Day event, Peggy Sue’s Car Show, Live at Julliard Park Concert Series, Santa Rosa’s Turkey Trot and many other running, cycling and multi-sport events throughout the Bay Area. Leslie is also well-known as the organizer of many community actions and events some of which include multiple years of Santa Rosa’s Women’s March, the 2020 Santa Rosa Rosie Rally, multiple Pro-Roe Rallies, and a PRIDE Solidarity March (June 2023) in response to local LGBTQIA+ businesses & organizations being targets of hate filled vandalism. For three years, she was the Market & Event Manager of the Wednesday Night Market including in 2017, when Sonoma County Pride brought our Parade & Festival back to downtown Santa Rosa. Leslie was quick to step up to assist with her knowledge of programming the newly reunified Courthouse Square. In 2019, Leslie served as a parade judge and had a proud mama moment when her daughter chose that Pride Parade to be her first to walk in.


“I love what Sonoma County Pride stands for, promoting equality for all, it is simple and essential. Being in support of family, friends, and everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as organizations that are doing the daily work of nurturing, educating, and celebrating is truly an honor.”


In addition to announcing, Leslie currently works as Marketing Coordinator at Sonoma County GO LOCAL and lives with her husband, Chris and their two dogs - Tozzi & Grady in Santa Rosa.