Lea was born on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and moved to Virginia in 1988 in a caravan of family station wagons. She lived in the Lynchburg area for 20 years, atttended CVCC in Lynchburg and graduated with an
Associates degree in Art, while working at the local Health food store and raising 3 kids. Lea moved to Charlottesville in 2008 to take a job at Rebecca’s four days after her youngest graduated from High School.
After working 13 years at a previous Health Food Store in Lynchburg, she came to Rebecca’s for the Supplement and Health and Beauty Assistant Manager position. Lea enjoys the variety of tasks, the customer interactions and inquiries, the regular customers’ smiling faces and the need for order and organizing that the job entails. She is also the Herbalist on duty, having graduated from Sacred Plant Traditions’ 3-year Community Herbalist program here in Charlottesville.
She has been active with the local Unity church in Charlottesville and in Lynchburg, teaching the kids and teens for over 20 years. So many of the local twenty somethings hold a very special place in her heart and can be caught getting hugs from her! Lea’s three adult children also live close by in Charlottesville.
Lea enjoys music, dancing, hiking, yoga and her endless list of home projects and Pinterest ideas. Right now Lea is building a greenhouse from old windows and looking forward to growing greens year round! Yearly vacations back to the Massachusetts beach are never far from her mind, visiting her family and friends are the focus and highlight of the trip.