Leslie was inspired by the red rocks of Moab to create the Moab Music Festival of which she is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director. Additionally, she is the Artistic Director of Summertrios (summertrios.org) an organization that offers chamber music coaching and performance opportunities to adult non-professional musicians of all levels. Leslie enjoys the richly diverse musical life that New York City offers, playing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, and on Broadway, playing chamber music and coaching student and professional chamber ensembles. Leslie is on the Advisory Committee of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival and mentors women in leadership roles of several non-profit arts organizations.
She lives in the Bronx and enjoys spending time with her daughter Emma, hiking with her dog Lulu, biking, Gyrotonic exercise, and speed skating.