Trained initially as a veterinarian. When her first husband, Steven Olmstead died at age 36, she had two small children. She went back to school to learn video production.
In 1991 she married Jim Santee who had been a missionary with One Challenge International, OCI. Jim and Leslie have worked all over the world producing videos and training middle eastern Christians in video production.
Leslie has five living children and 15 precious grandchildren. She volunteers her time as a video producer.