Raised in Albuquerque , NM, Leslie is a military spouse of 27 years. She is graduate of McMurry University in Abilene, Texas and attended graduate school at UNM for a Masters in Education. She is a former Teacher, Sales Director and ardent advocate for both military spouses and children She began serving her military community while her husband was at TBS as NMCRS Case worker in Quantico,VA. She continued to serve on many Military Spouse Organizations, serving as President on both MCAS Miramar, The National Capitol Region, and serving on the Joint Spouse Board in DC too. During these times, she worked collaboratively with NMCRS as both a volunteer and as a Family Readiness Officer and Adviser making sure Marine and navy families who had needs were frequently met. She has also served on multiple community Boards and projects in whatever community they have landed. She loves planning and organizing and is passionate about raising money for military families and children's organizations. Leslie is the proud mother of 2 children and frequently tells others, that she "has launched her own IPO's (Income Producing Offspring)". She is excited to serve as a board member of P.R.O.U.D and continue to serve and give back to her military community.
Kimberly Dimo Prato
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Victoria immigrated to the United States as a young child. After her mother re-married to an Army Officer, Victoria grew up near various Army bases across America. Falling in love with Colorado, she attended Colorado State University, studying Business Management and Biomedical Sciences. While in college, Victoria started her career in hospitality services. After, she continued moving up the corporate ladder, serving as the General Manager for several hotel and hospitality groups in Colorado, and then as the Director of Human Resources for an expanding services company with over 400% growth in less than 3 years. In addition, Victoria has a diverse background working in Emergency Services and Restaurant Management, all while serving over 10,000 volunteer hours, working to run a camp for children with cancer and their siblings. During this time, Victoria met her spouse, who has served in the Navy for almost 21 years, and has provided contract services for small businesses, including Human Resources, Social Media Management and Marketing, and remote Bookkeeping services. Since 2014, Victoria has committed much of her time to volunteer work with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, where she now is employed as a Relief Services Assistant. Being a proud Navy spouse, Victoria is committed to using her background and experiences to contribute to the P.R.O.U.D. Foundation.