Debbi Wilkes chats with Canadian pair skater, Lenny Faustino. Lenny with pair partner Jacinthe Larivière, were the 2003 Canadian National Champions and represented Canada at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.
Faustino and Larivière began their partnership in 1997, and in 1998 were Canadian Junior bronze medalists.
This pair team represented Canada and had extensive international experience and won 3 medals including a gold in 2001 at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany.
With a silver medal at the 2001 Canadian National Championships and with their sites on the 2002 Winter Games, Lenny and Jacinthe posted their best ever result at the Canadian National Championships in January 2002 and earned a berth on the 2002 Olympic Figure Skating Team that was headed to Salt Lake City for the Winter Games.
Lenny retired from competition in 2004 and is a graduate of York Univeristy with a Bachelor of Administration Studies, Marketing Honours and has a Diploma from Georgian College in Business – Marketing.
He married Jennifer Ruppel in 2005, and has two beautiful children, Oscar and Matilda. He currently works as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwiter (CLU) with Trudy Butt & Associates Private Wealth Management.