Leon has been the Executive Director of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) since 1996 and was the Chapter President in 1995-1996. He has a wide variety of career experience in various fields as a teacher and in community recreation. He has a Masters Degree in Education (1997), specializing in Educational Leadership. In 2004, he earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). He self-identifies as being hard of hearing and has worn two hearing aids since 1984.