Lesley has enjoyed a twenty-plus year career, that began in live action commercial and series work, and later evolved into a commitment to Producing animation. Lesley began her animation career at Nelvana as a Storyboard Coordinator and was then promoted to Production Manager and learned the ever-changing intricacies of the animation pipeline. A natural transition from Nelvana to Cookie Jar Entertainment allowed Lesley an opportunity in Marketing and Licensing, which inspired a passion for brand and brand building. A natural inclination towards production took Lesley from marketing into an Associate Producer position on two seasons of Johnny Test. This began a true love for producing 2D animation and great storytelling. Finally after Line Producing a CG series, Lesley moved onto a Commercial and VFX Producer role with Optix Digital and Sound and remained immersed in the fast paced/client focused world of commercial production for four years. Lesley then accepted a role as Development Producer with Guru Animation Studio, which ideally combined all she had learned about producing series work, but on a faster ‘commercial’ pipeline, while enhancing her understanding of brands, audience and how to create content viewers will want more of. After the birth of her son, Marlow, and a short recruiting contract with Arc Productions, Lesley landed at Pipeline Studios and was very fortunate to Produce two seasons of Nina’s World for NBC Universal and an original short for Sesame Workshop, which was a professional wish come true. Most recently, Lesley is coming from Jam Filled Studios and had the great pleasure of crewing up and producing season two of Final Space for Netflix, season one of The Casagrandes for Nickelodeon and season one of CG Netflix Original.