LESLEY MITCHELL

Company: Townsquare Interactive
Position: Senior National Account Executive
Age: 26

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Portland, Maine.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?

5 ½ years.

TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?

I was born and raised in a small town outside of Portland, Maine called Windham, Maine. I received my diploma from Windham High School. I went to a community college for short amount of time, only to realize that the college setting wasn’t designed for my thirst for learning.

Five and half years ago when I moved to Charlotte I immediately fell in love with this beautiful city and found it home away from home. I enjoy indulging in the variety of amazing restaurants Charlotte’s food scene has to offer, spending time at local social engagements, volunteering for a variety of organizations, enjoying live music at some of the local venues, baking treats for friends and spending time mentoring young professionals.

DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?

My most memorable moment for a community project was during Christmas at One7. Every year they have a program where you “adopt” a child in Charlotte to buy Christmas gifts for. I got to deliver the gifts to my child and go into their home and meet her and her family. They didn’t have a Christmas tree because the parents weren’t sure they would be able to purchase any gifts to put underneath the tree. It made my day seeing my child’s face light up and see the mother feel a sense of peace that her child would have presents under the tree at Christmas.

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY?

I love doing random acts of kindness weather it’s paying for someone’s breakfast at Dean and Deluca, or paying for someone’s gas. I have a passion for volunteering. I have served Elevation Church’s Love Week event every year since I’ve lived in Charlotte partnering with organizations such as Love Life Charlotte, One7, Play for Others, and Supportive Housing Communities.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?

I love anything adventurous. I am trying to develop a green thumb. So far, it’s been a fail. I have killed a Ravena palm tree, and several succulents. The only reason I’ve managed to keep my newest additions (aloe plant, and fiddleleaf fig) alive is because my roommates remember to water them. I enjoy trying new restaurants, going to the White-Water Center, biking and walking on the greenway, finding new local coffee shops, and reading.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?

“There’s no reason to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.”

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?

In five years, I see myself married and starting a family. I see myself having a larger impact in mentoring young adults in the community.

CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

One thing that is on my bucket list is skydiving. The thought of jumping out of a plane at an altitude of 12,500 makes me both scared and excited.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?

The last time I use my passport was this past April. I went to Punta Cana for the 2017 Presidents Club for Townsquare Interactive.

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?

A fun fact about myself is that I was voted most gullible in my high school yearbook’s senior superlatives.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

My hero is my Grandmother Patricia Buck. She is the most selfless and loving person I know. She has always been involved in her community and volunteering at various events. She is heavily involved with the hospice community because of how much the hospice community impacted my family when my Grandfather was dying from Parkinson’s disease.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

The last book I read was Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone. I have been on a Grant Cardone kick for the past few months. I love his passion for success in all areas in life.

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?

The last movie I saw was Moana. It was such a cute and inspiring movie. I love that Moana was adventurous and despite what people told her she couldn’t do, she did it anyways.

WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?

The last concert I saw was the Outcry Tour with Elevation Church, and Jesus Culture.