As part of our new fun personality profile series, it’s time to get up close and personal with another of EC&M's Code consultants. Russ LeBlanc started in the electrical trade as an apprentice in 1985, working his way up to become a journeyman electrician and then a master electrician and licensed construction supervisor. He is currently the owner of LeBlanc Consulting Services in North Reading, Mass., and also serves as an NEC Consultant for EC&M, writing the infamous "What's Wrong Here" and "Illustration Catastrophes" Code violations columns for the magazine and Codewatch enewsletter.
Read Russ’ full bio for more details on his background, and get ready to learn some fun facts about this Code guru and electrical inspector.
#1: Favorite Television Show
“The Walking Dead.” I love this show because of the moral dilemmas the characters are constantly having to deal with. Oh yeah, and the zombies, too!
#2: Favorite Band
AC/DC…of course! What else would you expect from an electrical expert? I like all kinds of music, including country, classical, and pop, but I am a huge fan of hard rock.
#3: Craziest Thing That Ever Happened to Me
The first time I went skydiving my parachute got tangled and failed to completely open! We had to cut away the main chute and deploy the reserve chute! What a rush!!! I can’t wait to go again!
#4: Favorite Sport
Football. Being a life-long New Englander, of course I have to say... Go Patriots!
#5: Favorite Movie
Tied between “Jaws” and “Saving Private Ryan”
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#6: Favorite Hobby or Pastime
Mountain biking, hiking, and scuba diving.
#7: Secret Talent
Photography, especially of landscapes and people.
#8: Most Memorable Year and Why
2007 when I got engaged and married to my amazing wife, Amy.
#9: Hardest Job
Salad maker at “Souper Salad.” I was 15 years old, it was my first time having to deal with demanding customers, and I always came home stinking like onions!
#10: Inspiration to Enter Electrical Profession
My dad encouraged me to pursue electronics or electrical shops in high school. I loved electric shop!