Director of Training and Operations
(970) 255-7393 x303
Leslie holds her BS in Kinesiology & Psychology and an MS in Recreation Administration. After working in the camping industry, focused on making the outdoors accessible to all persons, Leslie has spent the past 8 years focused exclusively in the Teambuilding and Aerial Adventure industry. She has worked for various Professional Vendor Members of the ACCT (including Bonsai from 2011-2013), and several operators. Leslie provided programming to clients and training to staff before coming to Bonsai full-time in early 2015.
As the Director of Training and Operations, Leslie oversees all of the training staff as well as the training products we provide to clients. She is also responsible for developing and coordinating the operational logistics of new and existing courses Bonsai Design creates. Her greatest accomplishment thus far has been her involvement in the writing of the Training Handbook, used as a resource for all training curricula.
Leslie is a member of the ACCT’s Practitioner Certification Test Committee/Task Force and is also actively involved in presenting workshops for the ACCT conference and the NCCPS conference. Leslie received the ACCT Conference Scholarship (Nevada 2013), Recreation & Park Administration Graduate Assistantship (Fall 2004 – Summer 2005), Carter Littell Memorial Scholarship (Fall 2005) and the Air Force Memorial Scholarship (Fall 2003-Spring 2004).
Outside of the office she can be found with her family, especially her nieces and nephews; playing with her dogs, hitting the slopes or any snow activity, or learning from any new people she meets.