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, 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! When I'm not in the PNW, I'm often on the east coast, visiting my boyfriend who is in the home stretch in his service for our country.

I was the first in my family to attend college, and got my Journalism degree from the University of Oregon… GO Ducks!! In my role as Director of Business Development for Holmes & Company, a CPA firm, my job is to make connections and build relationships. Best job ever!

I am a mother to two spirited kids who keep me on my toes and teach me more about life every day as I see things through their perspective. They often attend board meetings with me, help out at events, and have become little champions of service to others. Truly fostering a love of community and philanthropy at a young age! I am proud to be part of Levé, and this amazing community of women!

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About Leslie

Member Since: 2017

Role: 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