Leslie was raised in Oklahoma City where she attended Bishop McGuinness High School. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She attended the Oklahoma College of Court Reporting in 1997 and obtained her Oklahoma CSR license in 1998. She has worked in various sectors within the fields of nursing and court reporting over the past 20 years. She currently resides with her daughter in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She enjoys practicing yoga, training her goldendoodle, and watching her daughter play competitive volleyball.