Leighton grew up a Minnesota native, born and raised in the small town of Staples. He attended Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN and graduated in 2013 with an Associates in Arts degree.
During Memorial weekend in 2015 Leighton attended a real estate investing workshop where he instantly fell in love with the real estate industry. It wasn't until almost a full year later that Leighton finally found the opportunity he had been looking for. After learning about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the culture they have created, he knew that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is where he was meant to be.
In his free time, Leighton loves playing golf, going to the lakes, and traveling. His favorite food is Mexican style burritos, his favorite beverage is anything from Caribou Coffee, and his favorite TV show is The Office.