Leigh has worked in various leadership capacities for the YMCA, Red Cross, Student Conservation Association, Outward Bound, and the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Her role with the NY-NJ Trail Conference allowed her to partner with hundreds of recreational land managers in the Hudson Valley and metro New York. She has presented at many practitioner conferences including the Wilderness Risk Managers and the Association of Experiential Education. Leigh served on the Peekskill Conservation advisory committee from 2010-2016 and earned an MPA degree from Pace University in May 2019. Through her thirty year career in outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship, Leigh has demonstrated a commitment to connecting people to nature, particularly youth, and encouraging people to play, learn, serve and work in the outdoors. Leigh has been an ardent supporter and promoter of the Jolly Rovers since the crew’s earliest projects, and joined the Board in 2019. She now serves as volunteer Interim Executive Director.