Innovator, Designer, Artist, Inventor, Teacher, Writer, Leader, Leonard Pickel has designed over 200 commercial Haunted Houses since his first in 1976. Over 2 million people from Los Angeles to New York, Orlando to Seattle, have experienced the “Pickel Theory” of Haunt Design first hand. Through his company, Hauntrepreneurs®, Leonard has created frightening attractions for major venues across the country and worldwide. Specializing in helping entrepreneurs get started Haunting, Pickel has helped hundreds of people fulfill their dreams of owning a successful haunted attraction or October seasonal event business.
More than willing to share his expertise with others, Pickel writes for haunt magazines and blogs, offers webinars and podcasts, and offered educational seminars at every significant gathering of Haunters in the US and Canada, (including his own conference, HAuNTcon), and covering topics ranging from attraction design to actor training, code compliance to effective scares, increasing Haunt capacity to how to start your first event.