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?

Water: ocean waves, babbling brook, waterfall. My kids laughter

What is your secret ambition?

I’d love to learn to play the guitar. I’m deeply moved by music and am lucky to have several musician friends. So I bought a guitar. Currently it is a nice decoration in my room, but one day I will actually take lessons!

Other interesting facts we should know about you?

I can’t drive a stick shift. I don’t like pie. I say autumn instead of fall. I have really great balance. 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 have a crazy interest in genetics and considered taking that route in college. Speaking of college – I was the first in my family to attend. 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. Although I am a fair-weather hiker, I enjoy being outside as much as possible on our non-rainy days. I love music and movies and laughing. As a Journalism school graduate from the University of Oregon, I am a proud Duck and can’t get enough college football. I’m the Business Development Manager at Glumac – an engineering firm with a focus on sustainable design. While I am not at all an engineer, I love connecting with people and building relationships.

I am a mother to two spirited little people: a 7 year-old daughter and 5 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. As a member of the Events Committee, I look forward to helping create events such as the Charity Ball, that will be both a great time for the attendees, and contribute significantly to our partners.

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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