Laval has a life-long love for learning and has been leading trainings for close to ten years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds both a Bachelors and a Master of Social Work degree. Laval has worked in the social service field for over a decade, working with various populations including mental health, developmental disabilities, and homelessness and poverty. He has extensive experience in crisis intervention from working in group homes, shelters, community centres, and drop-ins. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, Laval has a private practice where he provides counselling to people who experience a variety of mental health and addiction concerns. As a trainer he makes training entertaining and keeps his learners engaged through incorporating real-world stories and examples.