Len was born, educated and married in Winnipeg, then he lived in Edmonton and Sherwood Park Alberta, Kamloops, and Deep Cove North Vancouver. He has worked in Real Estate, Engineering, and Management, and eventually retired from his role as Senior Executive at CN Rail. He then moved to Qualicum Beach in 1990 to enjoy his retirement.

Len has 2 children and 6 grandchildren who have grown up and spent most of their lives on Vancouver Island. He has volunteered throughout his life in sports and social services as a participant, director, and in many executive positions making and changing policies as communities needs changed. These groups included Chamber of Commerce; Recreation Commissions, Rotary; various schools; Credit Unions; as well as almost five years with the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation.