Leah grew up in Rapid City, SD, where she learned the value of wide open spaces and mountains. Her aspirations to be a professional musician took her out east to study Violin Performance at The Catholic University of America. During a CUA mission trip to Honduras, Leah discovered the Lord’s call to serve as a FOCUS missionary. She would consider this portion of her life an epic adventure, because she has had the opportunity to serve at Mt. Saint Mary’s University (MD) and Columbia University (NYC) as well as go on mission to the Philippines, Haiti, Ireland, El Salvador, and Uganda. She now is happily living closer to her South Dakota roots in Denver where she serves as a Program Manager on the International Missions Team.