Leonard has been preparing tax returns and assisting small business owners in the Houston Heights for more than 40 years. Leonard worked in private industry for two oil companies after graduating from the University of Houston in 1964. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1972. He joined the federal government in 1964 and continued with them for 25 years. During this time he worked for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) leading audit teams relating to major armed service contracts and then NASA with the growing space program. He was also assigned to government contractors Boeing and Lockheed. He then transferred to the newly formed Department of Energy driving major audits of Texaco and Shell. In 1989 Leonard retired from full-time employment but continued his tax and accounting practice. Leonard is an accomplished musician who has been entertaining for more than 50 years. He plays numerous string instruments and the piano. He also enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.