Leslee Dixon Pate

Providing business planning, strategy, and support to businesses with bio-regional, sustainability and social purpose initiatives in the food, beverage and agricultural industries. Leslee is deeply curious about the ways nature informs, business, leadership and systems. Having decades of development experience with incubating and scaling business, she believes in a post-competitive, open-source, collaborative future. Leslee is a mother, artist and community builder and has held roles of instructor, chef, entrepreneur and C- level executive. What she loves best is amplifying the work of small businesses and helping navigate the peaks and valleys of leadership and decision making. As a PNW food systems expert, she is passionate about economic and social justice, cultivating more circular local economies, rebuilding shared regional inclusive diverse food sheds, creating equity, accessibility, and affordability within human scaled economies.