Lucy Leske


Lucy has lived year-round on Nantucket since 1979 and was married to the late Cap’n Tobey Leske for 35 years. An executive recruiter for higher education and non-profit executives since 1992, she is currently a Senior Partner for Witt/Kieffer, an international executive search firm based in Chicago. She has been a weekly columnist on gardening and naturalist issues for the Inquirer & Mirror for over 30 years, served one term as a member of the Nantucket Conservation Commission, and was a co-founder of the Invasive Plant Species Committee of the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative. She served on the Board of Trustees of Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut, for ten years. She first attended St. Paul’s Church in the company of her late grandmother, Mary Louise Apthorp, a Nantucket summer resident and member of St. Paul’s for many decades. Lucy’s volunteer service at St. Paul’s Church includes serving as a member of St. Paul’s choir, chaperone and volunteer on the Hurricane Katrina youth group mission to Bayou La Batre, Alabama, and member of the 2008 rector search committee. An alumna of Mt. Holyoke College, she has many interests including sailing, gardening, hiking, outrigger canoe paddling, cooking, writing, and spending time with her two adult sons Colin of Encinitas, CA, and Wyatt of Plymouth, MA.

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