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PEOPLE OF ISPA Our ISPA community is full of interesting characters and inspiring stories. Visit peopleofISPA.com to learn more about these incredible individuals. MEET Years in the spa industry: 15 Favorite spa treatment: Hot Stone Massage Three words to describe herself: 1. Dedicated 2. Tenacious 3. Joyful Leslie A. Young Vice President Communication Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Associated Skin Care Professionals, Associated Hair Professionals, Associated Nail Professionals Golden, Colorado Cowgirl-Up Young is a competitive ranch sorter. She’s currently in the Top 5 of her division in the state of Colorado for the Ranch Sorting National Championships, (think horses & cattle). JUST KEEP SWIMMING! Young’s favorite form of exercise and stress relief is swimming laps. MOTIVATION “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” — Og Mandino WHAT’S IN A NAME? Young has been scuba diving since 1994 and a PADI scuba instructor since 1996. She even recently dived with marine iguanas in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. “Lester” is Young’s nickname! She worked on a ranch when she was young riding horses and taking care of the ranch kids. The littlest one couldn’t say “Leslie,” so she became Lester. Now those kids have grandkids, but she’s still known as “Lester.” Now Playing Favorite Book Purple Rain by Prince. Journey to Center by Thomas Crum SOCIAL CONNECTIONS ABMPpage abmp.com Want to share your story? Visit peopleofispa.com and click “Share your story.” We can’t wait to hear from you! @ABMPmassage January/February 2018 ■ PULSE 63