Steve LeBel was born in Maine but grew up in Muskegon where he graduated from Mona Shores High School. After graduating from Michigan State University, he began as a counselor, and eventually served 17 years as President of a mental health and substance abuse hospital with multiple locations around Michigan. He retired from healthcare in 1997 and started AbleTeam, an internet company, which he sold before returning to Muskegon in 2007. He became an active stock trader for six years before becoming the author of an award-winning young adult book series called The Universe Builders.
Marge LeBel was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Dearborn where she graduated from Edsel Ford High School. After graduating from Michigan State University (where she and Steve met), she became a math teacher in inner-city Flint. She held that position until 2001 when Steve drafted her to be the bookkeeper for their internet company. Marge has a passion for art and became a pastel portrait artist. Her work has won several awards.
Steve and Marge LeBel consider themselves very blessed. They formed The LeBel Family Foundation as a way of sharing their success with others.