Leslie Brodhead works as a freelance writer from her home in Nederland and part-time ski instructor during the winter. Recently retired from the National Park Service, she worked as an Interpretive Park Ranger from 1997-2014, in seven different national parks, most recently at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Leslie met her husband, Bryon, while working in Maryland and they first moved to Palisade, Colorado on the western slope in 2008. With a background in meteorology, IT, and hydrology, Bryon loves all things weather. Please visit his website at www.indianpeaksweather.net.
Leslie dreamed of living in the mountains of Colorado from the time she was a small child. Growing up in Missouri, she saw the mountains of Colorado as her refuge. She didn’t want to put off her”some days” until she was old and gray. So in 2010, they bought a log home in Nederland, Colorado with no jobs in the local area and pursued their dreams. Those eight years have brought dreams come true, as well as challenges and adventures beyond their wildest dreams, but they wouldn’t trade this life to be anywhere else.
Leslie is currently working on a memoir, In Search of the Center Place, about her quest to live the dream life in the mountains, and plans to complete her book in 2022.