Leslie was born and raised in Clark, and attended high school in Moberly. After graduation, she spent a few years in North Kansas City, where she began working as a veterinary technician. Upon moving back to Moberly, Leslie began working here in June of 2004, and also completed the Certified Veterinary Assistant program through the MVMA in 2009. Leslie and her husband Lance have two daughters, Katelyn and Kristin, a dog Misha, and two cats, one cat Roscoe.