Les started working sessionally at UFV in 1992 and joined the faculty on a full-time basis in Fall of 1997. Les has degrees in both Special Education and Educational Psychology. He is a Certified School Psychologist and certified as a teacher in the K-12 school system. Les has worked with a wide variety of children with special needs in many age levels. This has allowed him to work side-by-side with several CYC practitioners over the past years. He has been a researcher for a pilot program providing sexual abuse prevention training to children with special needs. In 2007, Les used his sabbatical activities to work with Sto:lo Nation people in the Fraser Valley and wrote curriculum for the Child and Youth Care program in Aboriginal perspectives. He has been the President of the Board at the Abbotsford Youth Commission for a number of years. In 2009 and 2010 Les was appointed to the Abbotsford Mayor's Task Force on Crime Reduction where he represented youth perspectives related to crime in the city.
In June 2011 Les was honoured as a recipient of the Order of Abbotsford by Abbotsford's City Council. In 2015-2016, Les completed a sabbatical related to storytelling in post-secondary education and created a workbook to promote storytelling at UFV.