Nickname: Leigh, Leigh-Mo, Coach
Hometown: Old Lyme, CT
Currently resides: Colchester, VT
Education: B.A. in Health and Physical Education, Springfield College; M.A. in Athletic Administration, Utah State University
Hobbies and interests: Biking and kayaking in summer; alpine and Nordic skiing in the winter; traveling; leading bike tours and meeting fabulous people.
Favorite rides: Back roads in rural northwestern Vermont and around Lake Champlain; bike paths around Montreal; and Dalmatian Coast in Croatia
Current bike(s): Cannondale Synapse, Giant dual-suspension mountain bike, and a trusty, old Diamondback hardtail for urban riding and commuting.
Bio: For 36 years, Leigh served as Colchester High School’s Physical Education teacher and, for the last five of those years, as Athletic Director. It was here that he first began leading bike tours with students. After retiring from teaching in 2010, Leigh began leading bike tours with Sojourn and says he’s glad that unlike school group trips, Sojourn tours don’t include bed checks, and instead allow him to have a cocktail with his “older students.” Leigh’s winter passion is Nordic skiing and he competes on the international master’s circuit.
What our guests say:
“Leigh’s nonstop enthusiasm and amazing spirit was contagious.” –Julie; Calabasas, CA
“His energy and enthusiasm is contagious! He knows his stuff, the area and is so willing to go the extra mile, literally.” –Lesli; Miami, FL
“Leigh is a born trip leader. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He is the kind of person I would want as a friend.” –Steven; Greenwood, IN