Liesje Buckley Gantert has been with the Village Learning Place (VLP) since 2001 and has held her current position since 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Maryland, but her love of reading led her to the VLP Library. Her background in management in the retail book industry and her vision for the VLP serve her well as she leads efforts in strategic planning, financial development, and relationship building. Liesje has been married to her husband, Neal, for [almost] 20 years, and they have 2 girls, Cait (16 years) and Paige (13). Liesje spends her time outside work reading, baking, camping, and traveling (or planning for the next family vacation).