Leslie Wardman is a fifth generation Californian, born and raised in Orange County and Los Angeles. She is one of the most experienced matchmakers in the industry with over 16 years of work in the field. Following a twenty year career in ESPN production and advertising, Leslie decided to put her passion and natural talent for networking into what she calls the most important part of life – finding your significant other.
She then became the Matchmaker and Director for an international matchmaking company for busy, single professionals during the 1990's. Yet, she envisioned a more personal, hands-on matchmaking experience.
This vision is what led her to create Ambiance Matchmaking in 2002.
Leslie relies on client referrals and word-of-mouth. She believes a job well done is better than any form of advertising. This adds an extra layer to the pre-screening process, as she already has a built-in reference.
Over the past fifteen years, Leslie has worked with thousands of clients across the United States in accomplishing their dating, relationship and marriage goals.
Leslie has 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 writing a book on the phenomenon of divorce after seventeen years, titled The 17-Year Itch.