Texas Woodworking Festival Event Manager

Lesley’s interest in woodworking began in her childhood years, growing up on an apple orchard in Wisconsin.  With both parents as naturalists, she was raised with the notion that trees are biologically essential, but also aesthetically and experientially weaved into our lives.  After studying Environmental Studies and Studio Art at the University of Vermont, Lesley went on to receive a Certificate in Sustainable Build/Design from Yestermorrow Build/Design School in Waitsfield, VT.  From there, she spent four years working as a cabinet maker at Kerf Design, a Mid-century modern Design/Build Firm in Seattle, WA. Lesley now resides in Austin, TX where she continues to emphasize the interaction between people and woodworking, seeing the world as a place of community and styled comfort.