Leslie founded Family First in 1998 after working in the banking field for more than 15 years. She began her career as a Corporate Banking Officer and advanced to Vice President, Private Banking Executive, where she handled the investment and estate planning needs of affluent individuals and families. Throughout her banking career she has worked with the investment, cash flow and debt financing needs of both business owners and families to ensure that their financial needs were customized to their individual goals.
As the name of the company implies, family is first to Leslie. Leslie became interested in financial planning when she witnessed the impact that her elderly grandmother’s poor planning had on the family. “The rigors of family life – from being a granddaughter, daughter and a mother – have taught me firsthand how important financial planning is for a family,” says Leslie. That’s why I won’t sell you investments or guarantee you wealth and riches. I will give you the time, the information and the opportunity to make smart, informed financial decisions that are right for you, your family and your life.”
Leslie has been featured in various news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Bankrate.com, the Sun Sentinel, the Stuart News and the Palm Beach Post as well as other publications. Education is one of the three areas Leslie focuses on with her clients, along with simplification of their finances, and plan implementation. Through news articles and classes, Leslie is a firm believer in client education. She holds a B.S. in Finance from Auburn University.
Leslie has three children – a son, Jake and daughters Erin and Megan.