Lesley Hansard, CRES ESL Instructor

Lesley grew up in New Zealand and arrived in the USA in 1988 via Australia, Europe and the UK. She started her own artisan business and exhibited at the nation’s premier craft shows, taught international workshops in textile arts, and worked hands-on with groups of marginalized women artisans in Nepal and Guatemala. She enjoys teaching microbusiness startup skills with a focus on sustainability. Her passion is to empower women to recognize their own creative potential and encourage them to develop marketable products that promote financial independence. Lesley teaches ESL and has students from all corners of the planet.