With the firm since February 2020
Lesley is a native of the Cedar Valley and a 1994 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education with an emphasis in U.S. History, U.S. Government and Psychology.
Lesley’s work history includes teaching middle and high school (Waterloo and Cedar Falls), Restaurant Management (Ground Round and Red Lobster) and ten years as a housing counselor and credit counselor for a local non-profit outfit (FMFS).
Lesley has been an active member of Cedar Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls where she has been youth group volunteer leader for over ten years. Recently she has combined her love of community and hospitality and has been a volunteer rotating chef for the downtown Waterloo Sunday Supper Community Meal.
Lesley has been married to Elvin Johnson, a small business owner and local musician for over 25 years. They have two children, Elizabeth and Elijah, a hyperactive Golden Retriever named Rudy and a very grumpy cat. They keep busy living out in the country working on their two acres, gardening and looking up at the open skies.
Lesley joined the Align Architecture & Planning team in February of 2020 as Office Administrator. One of her favorite things about working at Align is the downtown office. It offers a front row seat to revitalization of Waterloo and Cedar Valley.