Lesley began her Y career at Two Rivers in 2007. After two years with the Kishwaukee YMCA, she returned to Two Rivers in 2015. Lesley is responsible for all areas of Aquatics: lifeguarding, swim lessons, water exercise, Master’s swim, private swim lessons, and aquatic personal training. Lesley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Liberty University. She is the recipient of the 2015 Stormy Webster Award for Outstanding Aquatic Director presented by the Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs and the Association of YMCA Professionals. She serves on the AYP executive board as co-chair of Membership and assists in the AYP Marketing Committee. Other certifications include: YMCA Team Leader Certification, American Red Cross Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor, YMCA Lifeguard, YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor and Instructor Trainer.
Lesley loves knowing that what she does changes lives for the better. She enjoys working with people from 6 months old in the parent/tot swim lessons to seniors in her water ex classes. “When I see people getting physically active, making friends, laughing, developing self confidence, learning that they can set and achieve goals, working hard, growing strong mentally, spiritually, and physically… THAT is why I do what I do.”
Someday Lesley would love to 1) Be a published author and 2) get on the TV show Survivor. She says number 1 is far more likely to happen.