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Native Plant Society of Texas

Invasive Plant Committee Chair

Leah Fenley

Chapter: Austin
As a seventh-generation Texan, Leah Fenley Adrian is passionate about all things Texas. Originally from East Texas, she has called Central Texas home for almost 20 years. Leah was a paratrooper and cook in the US Army, including four years as a chef for the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. Since then, Leah has earned degrees in History (BA), Organizational Leadership and Ethics (MSc), and Leadership in Higher Education (EdD). She has worked in several industries throughout her career and currently works for the City of Austin. Since living in the hill country, she has focused on learning more about native plants and sharing her love of native landscaping. She completed the Native Landscape Certification Program through NPSOT in 2022. Other hobbies include vegetable gardening, scuba diving, volunteering, thrifting, and ripping invasive plants out of her yard (it is stress relieving). Leah lives in San Marcos with her husband, eight-year-old daughter, and too many dogs. She also adores spending time with her college kiddo in Austin.