Lesley came to Waterkeeper Alliance in 2012 to support and connect Waterkeeper Organizations throughout the western United States. Lesley has more than a decade’s experience mobilizing communities, coordinating campaigns and advocating for the natural world. After working with the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) in southwest Oregon for six years as their Outreach Director, she founded Rogue Riverkeeper in 2009.
In her years as Rogue Riverkeeper, Lesley helped engage communities in municipal, county, state and federal decisions that impacted the waterways of the salmon-rich Rogue Basin. Lesley has sat on the Board of Directors of the MRG Foundation, Lomakatsi Restoration Project and the Global Justice Ecology Project. After two years at U.C. Santa Cruz, she earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Biology from Southern Oregon University. She resides in the Siskiyou Mountains.