Shelley Leiser was a late bloomer when it came to theatre and speech. After “trying” speech and theatre late into her junior and senior year of high school (but only when it worked around volleyball), Shelley went to Simpson College to play volleyball and study biochemistry. On a whim, she auditioned for a play where she met her now husband, Zach, and realized that her passion and interest was not biochemistry. Now, She and Zach are living their happily ever after with their three kids and two dogs near Des Moines, Iowa. Shelley teaches theatre in a nearby school district, and spends her time directing school plays, developing script ideas, and hanging out with family whenever possible.