Leslie Schneider

My profile

The common thread of my career has been as a writer and strategist in many marketing and communications roles.

My personality favors the strategic and visionary, but in the process of working for many startups--including OfficeXpats--I have honed the discipline for planning and managing projects and events of significant complexity, including recruiting presenters and promoting a weekly business skills seminar for over 2.5 years.

One of my favorite accomplishments is producing a once-a-year community festival of ideas called Ignite Bainbridge, which puts about 15 speakers on stage for 5 minutes each, with the goal to "enlighten us, but make it quick." We draw audiences of over 200, and we promote 5-10 sponsors each year.

I'm also a community geek with a love for transforming spaces into infrastructure for interaction and collaboration. I started a coworking company with my partner Jason to provide a shared work environment for independent professionals, which I still help to run. I'm very proud of my track record of making a difference in the Kitsap business community.