Leslie has lived in Jacksonville since 1992. Growing up in Jacksonville's Beaches, she experienced first hand the importance of investing in the community and found the charm that came with living in vibrant, walkable neighborhoods. Her upbringing inspired her to fully renovate two homes of her own, one in Jacksonville Beach in 2012, and the second in Riverside in 2015. She is proud to have modernized her beach ranch house and added a second floor to her brick Tudor house. Her extensive knowledge of the renovation process, and her desire to stay true to the architectural history of a building inspired her to help people find, and make a home, not only in a house, but in a community. She joined Bloom Realty as a REALTOR® in 2017 and specializes in the Jacksonville's historic neighborhoods, especially Riverside, Avondale, Murray Hill, Springfield, and San Marco. Before joining Bloom Realty, Leslie spent twelve years as a teacher at independent and public schools in Jacksonville, spending the last six years of her career at Jacksonville Country Day School. She became an expert at creative problem solving in order to meet everyone's needs and creating an atmosphere of warmth and productivity. In addition, she was a detail-oriented leader who was committed to building and maintaining relationships in the community of the school. Her work with children and families has prepared her for the dynamic challenges of real estate, meeting each experience with resourcefulness and generating positive experiences. Her personal interests include floral design that have been featured in events such as the Legend Series, Jacksonville Symphony Gala, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), and several local publications. As a native Spanish speaker, Leslie learned to love traveling from a young age. She still enjoys traveling the world just as much as she loves to explore her neighborhood on her bike. Her favorite activity is spending time outdoors with her backpack or kayak, and always with her husband and adorable corgi. Leslie believes in building a foundation of honesty and trust in her business and personal relationships, as she provides the utmost care and respect for each client.