A flight in a small airplane in 2005 was all it took to make Lesley realize that she wanted aviation to be a part of her life. It was love at first flight! Never content to just “go along for the ride” in life, she quit her corporate job and obtained her Private Pilot license.
Lesley loves to share her passion for flying with others and she has received awards for introducing women and young people to aviation through ‘discovery-flight’ events. She is the founder and leader of Girls Take Flight, a free aviation event that takes place annually at the Oshawa Airport.
Lesley is an active member of the Ninety-Nines and currently holds the position of Secretary for the East Canada Section. She is a Field Representative for the EAA Young Eagles program and holds memberships in several aviation organizations, including the Ninety-Nines, COPA, EAA, and Women in Aviation International.