Originally from Middlebury Indiana, Leonard now resides in Shipshewana Indiana. Leonard moved from Middlebury when he was 10, to a 30 acre duck farm in Shipshewana. He comes from large, hard working family. His father is a mechanic. His mother is a homemaker and raised Leonard and his 5 siblings.
Leonards first job away from the farm was at a woodworking shop at the age of 15. At the age of 17, he started working construction. Three years later he decided to try the RV industry. He has worked for Keystone – 2 years rubber roofing, Open Range- 5 years in flooring, Rockwood – 4years in slide outs, and then Renegade RV – shelling department.
While working at Renegade, he met Josh Sommers. Leonard and Josh took a working friendship and evolved it into the idea of “The Pierceton Peddler LLC” in 2018.
Leonard met his wife, Melanie, in 2005 and they were married in 2010. They have 4 children, Allison, Jeslyn, Brandon and Trenton.