Advisor profile

What you can expect when you work with me

 My purpose is to help you feel confident, connected and in control of your financial life. The right financial advice can help prepare you for whatever life brings – both the expected and the unexpected.

When you work with me, you receive:
  • 1:1 financial advice based on your goals and needs.
  • Personalized recommendations for a diversified portfolio, and solutions to help protect you from uncertainty.
  • Regular meetings to review your goals, progress and investments.
  • Anytime access to your investments and digital tools to help you stay on track.
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Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Areas of focus

  • Saving for Education
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Investments
  • Insurance
  • Women's Financial Strategies


  • CLTC® Certified Long Term Care


  • BA in Business; 1986
  • College of St, Benedict
  • St. Joseph, MN

Awards & recognition

  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2012-2023
  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2001-2009
  • Cadle & Associates, Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023

Professional associations

  • Financial Planning Association

Community participation

· Benilde St. Margaret Board of Directors


A zealous sports fan Leslie’s favorite teams include the MN Twins, MN Wild, St. Paul Saints, Gopher hockey (women’s& men’s) & University of Kansas basketball. In her free time Leslie enjoys golf, cooking, snow shoeing… and when MN weather permits working in her flower gardens.

Private Wealth Advisors

Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. They possess the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax, estate, and retirement planning. They help clients step back and explore the full range of opportunities their wealth can bring. With years of experience and an established network of expert resources, Private Wealth Advisors are among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in the industry. Ameriprise Financial gives this elite group the highest priority and quality of service and resources available to help ensure their clients receive the best possible client experience.