Leslie Surprenant in conversation with ADKX Director of Interpretation Cheryl Braunstein
September 7, 2020| 7:30 pm
Presenter: Leslie Surprenant is an Adirondack native and was a long-time friend of conservationist and author, Anne LaBastille. LaBastille surprised Leslie by nominating her to execute her estate—which Leslie learned only after LaBastille’s death in 2011. Since then, Leslie has worked hard to build a lasting LaBastille legacy from Anne’s bold and aspirational vision. She shares photos, stories, and presentations on the remarkable life and ancestry of this trailblazer.Leslie is retired from a 35-year career as a biologist with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and is a professional ski instructor, NYS Licensed Guide, and home project DIYer.