After graduating from the WVU College of Law in 1999, Leanne worked in various types of law offices before opening her own practice with a focus in criminal law, family law, and personal injury. During this time, Leanne discovered her passion for education after joining the West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) faculty in 2000 as a part-time legal instructor. Leanne enjoyed working at WVJC so much that she decided to close her law practice in 2006 and devote herself full-time to her students. She is currently WVJCs Assistant Campus Director. When she is not on campus, Leanne enjoys spending time with her two children, traveling, playing video games, and watching an occasional zombie movie.