Leland grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and began building with his father, a general contractor and carpenter. Over the years he’s worked on commercial and residential projects ranging from furniture building to condominium high rises. He bridged the gap between design and building when he attended the Tyler School of Art where he finished his Architectural Thesis in 2014. Soon after on a road trip (with Jordan) he discovered Austin and moved here. Leland started at Drophouse late 2014 and now works as a designer, maker, and project manager.