Lesta moved to the Kansas City metro area in 1984, and has resided in historic Overland Park since 1994.  She is the Activity Coordinator for Medicalodges of Gardner and has been employed with them for the past 10 years.  While with Medicalodges she has held many positions including Social Services Designee, Admissions, Activity Director, Certified Nursing Aide, Volunteer Coordinator, and had filled in as Certified Nursing Aide.  After this many years in a community this well-knit it feels like a member of “Cheers,” where everybody knows your name.
She has two Beagles; Peter and Minerva otherwise known as Pete & Minnie.
Favorite movie of all time:  Crossing Delancy with Amy Irving.
Favorite singer/music genre:  I used to play saxophone for many years and was a member of the Kansas State University Marching Band from 1976 to 1981, so my favorite kind of music would have to be Jazz.
Dream job:  My dream job is to work in the health care industry providing activities and transportation in a mini bus for the residents to get out and be an active part of the community.
Motto you live your life by:  Make life better for those who cannot make it better themselves.