A native South Carolinian, Leigh Jones Handal has been an avid student of Lowcountry history since she was a Brownie Scout. She is co-editor of the City of Charleston's official Tour Guide Training Manual, and her newest book, Lost Charleston, released Sept. 3, 2019, is on sale now. Leigh organized Historic Charleston Foundation's annual spring house and garden tours for 13 years (1998-2010), as well as the Preservation Society of Charleston's fall home tours (2014).
A graduate of the College of Charleston, Leigh has been a licensed tour guide for more than 20 years. She created and appears regularly on the Lowcountry Live show's "I Love the Lowcountry" series (WCIV- TV4). Meet Leigh and learn more about Charleston Raconteurs on this segment of I Love the Lowcountry.