BS; Organismal Biology, Portland State University
MST; Science, Portland State University
MEd; Curriculum and Instruction, Portland State University
Lead Instructor; Preventive Controls for Animal Food, Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance
Lead Instructor; Preventive Controls for Human Food, Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance
Secondary Teaching License; Science, Oregon Department of Education
Leslie’s background is primarily in life science research and education. She teaches life science and agriculture classes at both the high school and college levels. In 2016 she earned her Lead Instructor certificates from the Food Safety Preventive Control Alliances and has been teaching courses on Animal Food Safety since. She has worked closely with animal food regulators, industry manufacturers, other educators, and students to develop an expertise on the Food Safety Modernization Act, which is now her primary focus of instruction. She has been a leader in creating courses that make the content of FSMA accessible to everyone world wide.
Leslie also extends her education experience into sports and fitness. She teaches group exercise classes and yoga at her local gym. Her other major passions are gardening, backpacking, and spending time with her family.
Sandy, Oregon, USA
Born and raised in Oregon. Richard holds a BS in Animal Science from Oregon State University. His 33 years in the feed industry has covered all sides of the business including ingredient buying, farm store sales, nutrition and state regulatory. He is a Past President of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Richard received a Certificate of Training as a FSPCA Lead Instructor for Animal Food in the summer of 2016. He served on several working groups that prepared comments on the FSMA rules and is involved with the implementation of the rules on several fronts. During the FSPCA classes he provides a practical approach to the GMP’s and shares first hand examples of what has happened when they have failed in the past. Richard and his wife live on the multi-generational family farm at the base of Mt. Hood.