Having trained as a certified gamekeeper in Denmark, Leif emigrated to Cowal in 1986 to work for the Economic Forestry Group (who merged with Tilhill Forestry Ltd in 1992). He holds professional memberships in the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, British Deer Society & Danmarks Jaegerforbund (Hunters Association). Leif's role includes deer management and control on Tilhill managed properties north of the Scottish Central Belt, organising and supervising stalking licenses. His professional knowledge ensures that all stalking operations are carried out in accordance with the law, SNH/DCS Best Practice and Health and Safety guidelines. Leif's hobbies compliment his work enjoying shooting, fishing, travelling and photography often combining all 4. Some countries visited to date are; Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Poland, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Spain and Siberia to experience and study the management of species as diverse as Woodland grouse, Beavers, Deer, Chamois, Tahr, Wildboar and Bear.