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Leonard E. Pauley III
The Hannah Pauley Foundation

Leonard “Len” E. Pauley III is the parent of Lake Charles student Hannah Pauley who took her life after being bullied. He has started a non-profit corporation in the name of his daughter called The Hannah Pauley Foundation and hopes to offer children counseling so that further tragedies can be avoided.

Mr. Pauley has given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations on the topic of bullying. He also travels around the state to speak at schools.

Mr. Pauley is a Real Estate Appraiser based in the city of Lake Charles serving all of Calcasieu Parish since 2003. He received his high school diploma from St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles and played two years of college baseball for Hill Junior College in Hillsboro, Texas. His love of the outdoors led him to a career as a hunting and fishing guide in the Calcasieu/Cameron Parish area for eleven years. He then joined as a real estate appraiser in his family’s company that has been in business since 1941. He is a fifth generation real estate appraiser.

He is married to Christie Pauley (formerly Christie Rodriquez). They have three sons, Justin, Jordan, and Devon, and two daughters, Haleigh and Elle Jolie.

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