About Us

The Founders

Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan has worked in the design and construction industry since completing her fine art studies. An entrepreneur, she has created and owned several design and manufacturing companies serving architects and builders for over twenty years. She currently manages the construction of custom homes in Southern California.

Leslie founded Nest Feathers out of an interest in providing professional design services and resources to families in need that would not normally receive these services. Nest Feathers is a manifestation of a belief in abundance and the unique opportunities that arise by connecting people from varied life experiences.

Leslie has three young adult children with her husband Kurt. Together they enjoy outdoor adventure, art, Netflix movie marathons and traveling.

Founders Leslie Jordan and Karen Hickey
Leslie Jordan and Karen Hickey, Founders of Nest Feathers

Karen Hickey

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Karen M. Hickey earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State Hayward and later earned a B.A. in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky. After serving two years as Project Manager for a high-end residential firm in Northern California, she decided to take time off to raise her two children and, with her family, returned to the Los Angeles area.  She has been an active volunteer of Nest Feathers since its beginning in 2003.   She is a strong believer that good design should be available to everyone.