About Leslie

Recently Leslie has felt the calling to help others through sharing her stories of pain, frustration, and challenges so others can know that they are not alone. Most of us have struggles and we can help and support each other for a fuller and happier life.

She was born in Iowa and moved to Minnesota at age two. She looked like a leopard with spots covering her body, yet she wasn’t referred to as cute like a leopard. She eventually grew out of the spots and then got pregnant at age 17. Her life has been filled with challenges, yet she always pushed through them. Today she is happily married to her soul mate, has two daughters, one step-son, and three grandchildren. She is happy with life and lives one day at a time with purpose.
Leslie started her professional career in Quality Control in the mid 80’s and became an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ CQE) 06/02/2007. One of the core functions of this position was auditing other company’s quality systems. Another aspect of this job was writing technical operating procedures for the company. At multiple manufacturing companies she was the Quality Department Manager. In 2006 she started a roofing company with her husband Jim. Owning and operating this company has been very educational. And rewarding in knowing that God has richly blessed our company so that we can provide for our employees and their families. The business began in their home as a part time endeavor in the evenings and weekends. Jim was in the roofing industry so word spread fast that they were open for business and they became very busy and eventually quit their full time jobs and went full time with their roofing company. Today the company is one of the top roofing companies in the Twin Cities.

Leslie embraces challenges and feels they are learning experiences to mold her into a better person. She spends her leisure time racing her car on the dirt track, driving her motorcycle, skydiving, going on top of tall buildings to photograph her roofing company’s latest roof, reading books and hanging out with her Grandkids. She lives in the country near the Twin Cities with her husband and 4 dogs.

About Leslie's Book

This unique story is about the good, bad, and ugly events of Leslie’s life. Read deeply as she opens up and becomes vulnerable in the rawness of the hurt and pain of the past so that this spotted girl, troubled girl, teased girl, can get back up and move on to be the best version of herself. Come along for the crazy ups and downs of her life.

Leslie’s writing is sincere as she openly and practically shares her experiences about what she has learned so others can apply them to their life.

This book will be inspirational (and hopefully even transformative) to you as you continue to emerge, journey and soar to your heart’s desire!

Excerpt from the upcoming book:
“I push in the clutch, shift into first gear, give it some gas and head out to our lineup at the track entrance. My heart begins to beat faster and my whole body starts to shake with excitement. We are staring at the traffic light waiting for it to turn green so we can enter the track. I give the guy next to me a thumbs up and he gives me one back. We rev up our engines to show we are ready. Green light illuminates. Taking turns, we head out in single file to the bumpy, wet, dirt track. We get in our line up start position, pull up behind the pace car and stop. The pace car slowly starts out and we do a warm up lap, the pace car exits, and we keep rolling around the track until the green flag is waved and then it is PEDAL to the METAL!”
"While I am trying to think of excuses for all of my failed marriages, I feel like I am not in a position to judge and blame. What is a good reason for divorce and what is a bad reason for divorce? I don’t have the answer. All I know is that I am a Christian because I am a sinner and know that God sent his son to die for my sins so that through Him I am saved.

I am most definitely a sinner, but thank God I have Jesus! In the bible it speaks of a sinful woman who brought to Jesus an alabaster jar of perfume, and she wet his feet with her tears, wiped them with her hair, and poured perfume on them-Luke 7:36-38. And later Jesus tells her that her sins are forgiven-Luke 7:48. “You are forgiven”. I picture myself as that sinful women and how I would love to have been able to do the same thing with my tears, hair, and perfume and then hear those magical words, You Are Forgiven!"

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The Gabriel Method by Jon Gabriel