Lesley moved to Alaska with her family in 1995 and has been an Alaskan at heart ever since. She attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a short time before moving to Seattle, Washington to complete her education. A graduate of Bastyr University’s Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Culinary Arts program, she has recently returned to share her passion for simple, therapeutic nourishment with her home community.
Lesley is a slow food enthusiast who combines her whole foods culinary training with intuition and mindfulness in the kitchen. She is excited for the opportunity to work with the Co-op Market Grocery & Deli to offer high quality, seasonally appropriate and locally-sourced deli options to the greater Fairbanks community. When not spending time in the kitchen, she enjoys traveling, camping, listening to music, and watching movies.