About

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I’m an adventurous wallflower, lifelong learner, lover of art, travel, and the outdoors.

Basecamp to Taisie Design is on the Olympic Peninsula next to the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the far NW corner of Washington State. It’s a beautiful place to live where I can watch resident gray whales out of my living room window and my property backs up to forested mountains as far as the eye can see.

Taisie Design gets its name from Glentaisie, one of the nine, lush green, Glens of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. According to old Celtic lore, Glentaise was named after Princess Taisie, the daughter of King Dorm of Rathlin Island, a small island off the coast of Northern Ireland. The lush emerald green mountains, thick forests, and narrow roads next to the sea on the Olympic Peninsula fondly remind me of my visit to Glentaisie.

My professional career was working in healthcare and after a long career in the field of GI Endoscopy, I was fortunate enough to take early retirement. Now that I’m not always commuting and working at the hospital you can find me working in my studio, trail running, fly-fishing for trout, nordic skiing, and finding new places to explore in the outdoors. I raced mountain, road, and cyclocross bicycles at the Pro/Expert (Cat 1/2) level for several years and still like jumping on my bike to ride every once in a while. In the fall and winter you can find me chukar hunting with my two Brittany bird dogs.

Leslie

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