Leon David Dunn was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. After studying philosophy at university, he left North America for an 11 -year, around-the-world adventure which allowed him to call home places as varied as England, Scotland, Italy, Australia, and Japan. In 2002 he spent seven months in India and Nepal. Starting as a volunteer, he then moved north to trek the Annapurna Circuit with his then Australian girlfriend during the height of the Maoist People's War. He currently lives in Vancouver, B.C Canada.