Leah’s dream job on “Saturday Night Live” never panned out because of mandatory weekly family hikes (in open spaces), her aversion to sketchy elevators and her need to personally know each and every one of her neighbors – things that would have made NYC living impossible. So, she settled on a career in professional association management in her home state of Minnesota.
Prior to joining IntrinXec in 2015, Leah spent 20 years serving nonprofit sectors of Colorado, Arizona and Minnesota in executive leadership, program development and management, health education and legislative policy. Nearly all of her work, including serving as a board member and volunteer herself, has involved volunteer management and engagement.
Leah began her career as a full-time VIDA Volunteer in rural Colorado. Although she does not volunteer as frequently as she would like, Leah sometimes sneaks away from the office to volunteer at her sons’ school and pitches in on nonprofit events and projects whenever possible. A life-long joiner, Leah loves managing membership groups and is a member of many organizations herself, including the Associations North, the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Minnesota Public Radio, Minnesota Distance Running Association, the Seward Coop, the YMCA, the Science Museum of Minnesota and of course, her local library.
When she is not extroverting, Leah steals moments to read (both to herself and to her curious children), knit (not purl), run outside, bake and drink coffee while listening to her husband play his handmade banjo.
Leah graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of St. Benedict and she received her Masters of Arts from St. Mary’s University in Human Development with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management. She has a certificate in Association Management from ASAE, has completed the FSAE Qualified Association Specialist program and enjoys geeking out about the nuances of UBIT and Robert’s Rules.