Leslie is a fifth generation Californian, born and raised in Los Angeles. After a twenty year career in ESPN production and advertising, she decided to put her passion and natural talent for networking into what she calls “the most important part of life – finding your significant other.” Right away, Wardman was hired to run an international matchmaking company for busy, single professionals. Yet, she envisioned a more personal, hands-on matchmaking experience. Thus, in 2002 a small boutique firm called Ambiance Matchmaking was born. Unlike other matchmaking companies, Leslie works directly with all clients throughout the entire interview and matchmaking process. Each match is hand-picked based on what was discussed in your in-depth interview. Such personalized matchmaking has allowed Ambiance to become the leading matchmaking firm in the Midwest over the past fourteen years.

Leslie has also been a guest on several TV and radio shows, written columns on love and dating for major publications, and is the author of the book Love, Dating & the Beatles. She is currently in the midst of writing a book on the phenomenon of divorce after seventeen years, titled The 17-Year Itch.