Leslie Picco

What is your favorite word?

Can I make “smitten-kitten” a word if I hyphenate it? I think I just did. 

What sounds do you love?

Anything with water is so soothing: ocean waves, babbling brook, waterfall. Also, my kids laughter. It is pure joy (and means they’re getting along!).

What is your secret ambition?

It’s not so secret, but I’ve wanted to be an actor since I was 7. Balancing my love of the screen with life responsibilities is challenging, but I’m thankful to be able to keep my dream alive with local jobs here and there.

Other interesting facts we should know about you?

I can’t drive a stick shift. I say autumn instead of fall. I have really great balance, but I’ve never been able to do a cartwheel. Karaoke is my absolute favorite, and I will do it anytime anywhere. I filmed a local movie in 2009. I’m fascinated by genetics, and considered taking that route in college. I’m a grammar geek.

What I do…

Born and raised in Oregon (with a brief stint in Cali), I have a deep love for the Pacific Northwest, and I get outside as much as possible on our non-rainy days. Be it exploring our beautiful landscape, sampling the fruits of wine country, or attending live music performances, I thrive on fresh air and sunshine! I was the first in my family to attend college, and got my Journalism degree from the University of Oregon… GO Ducks!! My job is VP Sales Management for FA Nexus, an institutional consultant to the financial services industry. We work with financial advisors to help them achieve their professional goals. This allows me to do what I love, which is connecting with people and building relationships.

I am a mother to two spirited little people: an 8 year-old daughter and 6 year-old son. They keep me on my toes and teach me more about life every day as I see things through their perspective. Which leads me to Levé. I am thrilled to be part of this amazing team of women and contribute to something bigger than myself. Helping our community has always been a passion, and it’s become even more important to me as I want to be a good example for my children.

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About Leslie

Member Since: 2017

Role: Vice President and Board Member

Committee: Events

Favorite Quote:

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.
— Rumi