Life Since High School

Les Yesnick

Les in 1968I have received two bachelor degrees, one in Journalism and Photography (1982), the other in English (1992). The first one is from California State Fullerton, the second from Northeastern Illinois University.

I am currently teaching high school English and am the newspaper advisor and head tennis coach in Las Vegas, NV. I have been teaching high school for six years, the first four in Chicago, the last two in Las Vegas. I have been married for nine years last September. We have a dog, two cats and no children.

I am the tennis director at Forest Acres Camp for girls in Fryeburg, Maine. This summer will be my sixth one there. My wife also works at the camp as well. My wife is an independent contractor, working a variety of different jobs in the computer and management fields.

I previously worked as a playing and teaching tennis pro for over 20 years. After about 15 years, I went back to school and worked as a commercial photographer for six years. I was lucky enough to shoot the 1984 Olympic in LA. I also shot a billboard for Sea World.

Before moving to Las Vegas, I was the tennis coach for Francis Parker School in Chicago for six years.