Leighton is outgoing and generally fun loving. He is excited for his first posting and looking forward to getting “out there.” He likes to socialize with friends and enjoys the pursuit of relationships. He doesn’t let anyone get too close though. This is due to the fact that he’s never completely gotten over the death of his sister who died in a shuttle crash on a trip he was supposed to go on with her.
Leighton is an excellent pilot and good at improvising. He is a skilled football player and had the opportunity to “go pro” if he’d stuck with it. He can come across as cocky at times and won’t back down from a challenge. He still feels guilt and responsible for the death of his sister as well as a bit of survivor’s guilt.
Leighton is about to fulfill his ambition of flying for Starfleet. He will soon come to the realization that he will have to decide “what’s next?”
Leighton is six foot with a medium build. He light complexioned with short light brown/dirty blonde hair. He has a slightly crooked smile.