Our Team

Hello there. Love Les is run by a team of four babely women. Ideally, we would love to meet you in person, sipping cappuccinos or mimosas , talking about anything and everything. Until then, allow us to introduce ourselves in the most cliché way possible. Xo


Leslie Cox

Founder & Curator  

creative * mental health advocate * dog mom

Leslie Cox is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary where she studied the intersection of faith, justice, & sexuality. When she’s not working on Love Les or advocating at the Capital, you can find her fueling her caffeine addiction, orchestrating photo shoots, or exploring Chattanooga with her girlfriend and their rescue pupper.

Dream Interview: Ellen Page Aspires to be: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Check her out: @lcox370


Shannon Schmidt


activist * storyteller * carrot enthusiast * dog friend

Shannon is a graduate student of religion, ethics, and politics at Harvard. A native of the great state of New Jersey, Shannon is an avid lover of books, biking, and Seinfeld reruns. Her background is in political campaigning & advocacy. When she’s not trying to sell you on the importance of mobilizing for social justice causes, she’s editing Love Les.

Dream Interview: Jonathan Van Ness Aspires to be: it’s a secret Check her out: @shannonnschmidt


Courtney Anne Henry

Creative & Content Collaborator

Craftivist* Local Coffeeshop Addict * Sunset Chaser.

Courtney Anne is an undergrad at Georgia College & State University. She is a double major in Sociology and Liberal Studies with a passion for interdisciplinary research regarding activism, queer politics, and the Bible Belt. When she’s not conducting research, you find her hanging out at Blackbird Coffee, doing something artsy, or chasing after sunsets.

Dream Interview: Steph Grant Dream Destination: England Check her out: @courtneyahenry


Caroline Smith

Social Media Director

Adventurer wannabe* Animal Rescuer * Lover of all people

Caroline is a graduate from Georgia College and State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She works in animal welfare as a humane law enforcement officer. She’s backpacked across the West coast and hopes to travel across the entire US.  When she’s not out rescuing all the animals, you can find her hiking with her dog, kayaking at the lake, or watching shark documentaries.

Dream Interview: Ellen DeGeneres Dream Destination: Australia Check her out:@csmith3