Lesley is a trained teacher with a BA in Geography and a BA (Hons) 1st class in Embroidered Textiles, Middlesex University, London, UK. She holds City and Guilds of London Institute certificates in embroidery and design and a Certificate in Visual Design from the University of Calgary.
Working in the textile medium, Lesley has exhibited across Canada, the UK, Germany, and South Korea. She is a member of the textile groups: Textile Society of America, Studio Art Quilt Association, and the Surface Design Association.
Lesley's teaching philosophy is based on the premise that all people are creative and it is her role to coach each student's personal development. She recognizes every student has strengths and passions, which she can nurture in a supportive, safe learning environment.