Leslie Kelleher has been with the Music Academy since 1992, and retired as Director of Operations in January 2017. She has continued with Music Academy as an Independent Contractor, which involves securing various types of accommodations for faculty, guest artists, and staff that are in residence during the Summer Festival. Ms. Kelleher grew up in a military family living in many different states and abroad including Spain for several years. This instilled in her a love of travel which has continued to date. Attending American River College, she received her Certification in Retail Management and Fashion Merchandising from Stevens Institute of Business and Arts.