Leslie Sharp graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1979 after studying accounting and business management. After the strain of her son’s long-term illness, she found herself overweight by 120 pounds. At that point, she shifted her focus to fitness training, studying health and wellness from Thomas Edison State. On Jan. 1, 2006, she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, and achieved her dream of purchasing and operating a Curves franchise. In 2015, she obtained a national health coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Today, she works at OsteoStrong as a Session Technician where she uses all of her new skills to coach her senior members. During the tainted blood crisis, Sharp served as a board member of the Hepatitis C Society of Canada and was a vocal advocate for the billion-dollar compensation package for its victims. She gave numerous newspaper, television and radio interviews about the crisis and its fallout, and wrote articles that appeared in the Penticton Herald, the Pony Express Magazine and the Canadian Journal of Public Health.