Leslie Yoest giraffe laugh board of directors

Leslie Yoest

My name is Leslie Yoest and I am proud to serve as Board Chair for Giraffe Laugh. The work that we do in this organization is amazing and every child deserves these educational opportunities. In my professional life, I am a Mortgage Loan Officer with Fairway Independent Mortgage in Garden City, Idaho. This profession allows me to help people achieve one of the most important goals in their life, purchasing a home. I pride myself in being a resource to people with advice, comfort, and support at every turn of their life. In my personal life, I share a beautiful home with the love of my life, Matt. I have two of the most amazing girls that a mother could have and a stepdaughter that ranks just as high. I have a dear love for animals, the great outdoors, family, friends, and most importantly, LAUGHTER!

Learn More About Giraffe Laugh!

We can see the future from here!

Giraffe Laugh, a local nonprofit, provides early childhood education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley children daily, by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has three full time centers serving children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. In addition to the three full time centers, Giraffe Laugh has a half day preschool program (Giraffe Laugh Garden City Preschool) and a summer program that serves school age children.