Lesley Poole was raised on Mercer Island and graduated from Duke University. She moved to San Francisco to work in corporate retail for Gap, Inc. Lesley met her husband on a blind date in San Francisco and relocated back to Seattle in 2003. Lesley continued her work in retail at Nordstrom, Paper Source and a local denim manufacturer. In 2009, Lesley and her husband returned to Mercer Island with their three children. Once there, as a stay at home mom, Lesley enjoyed creating a lifestyle blog, highlighting her interest in writing and photography. She then became involved in the local PTA at Island Park Elementary. Lesley has been president of the Island Park PTA for the last two years and has found it gratifying to grow relationships with parents, staff, and kids at the school, while also serving her community. She will continue to stay involved by serving on the board of the Mercer Island PTA Council and the Mercer Island Lacrosse Club. Lesley is happiest when making and creating, she also enjoys reading, travel, and being on the water.