A proud member of the prestigious Explorers Club, Les received Fellow (highest rank) of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
Les has received both the Distinguished Alumni Award and was nominated for the Premiere’s Award for Excellence for work in his field.
He contributes to dozens of charities and benefits, and he is an ambassador for Shelterbox, an organization that provides emergency shelter to those who have lost their homes through disaster or conflict.
Les is also an ambassador and volunteer for Team Rubicon, a Vet lead organization helping people after disasters. Additionally, he is an instructor, consultant, and volunteer for Oregon Search and Rescue.