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Wayne Lawrence

Tour Leader

Nickname: Waynedeer

Hometown: Lansing, MI

Current residence: Charlotte, VT (summer); Heber City, UT (winter).

Education: B.A. in Sociology, Albion College; M.A. in Sociology, Central Michigan University; Doctoral studies in Sociology, Virginia Tech, and Leisure Science & Recreation, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Certification in tennis (USPTA and USPTR) and skiing (PSIA).

Hobbies and interests: cycling, skiing, food, and “Livin’ the dream!”

Favorite rides: Whichever one he is currently on; Vermont, especially fall foliage; the Cadillac Mountain climb at dawn; Acadia National Park and the Park Loop Road, Bar Harbor, ME; rolling out of his garage in Utah.

Favorite Sojourn tours: Acadia National Park, Vermont Lake Champlain

Current bikes:  “N + 1” – the one(s) he has plus the next one! Seven Elium SLX Campagnolo Super Record, PLUS touring bike, bike on the indoor trainer


Bio: Following the sage advice of his father – “Find something you enjoy and try to make a living at it and you will never work a day” –  Wayne has had the great fortune of being able to pursue a career teaching and coaching. He has taught and coached at the university level and currently teaches skiing at one of the top-ranked resorts in the country. Wayne thoroughly enjoys his journeys with Sojourn from the peak of Cadillac Mountain on the Acadia tour, to the gaps and valleys of the Vermont tours, to the shores of the Outer Banks and Cape Cod. Bottom line, Wayne enjoys life to the fullest “livin’ the dream!”

What our guests say:

“Wayne is a top-notch guide. He does everything possible to make certain the trip is the best it can be. It is apparent he loves his job and his customer service is outstanding.” –Marlene; Newburgh, IN

“He is an outstanding leader, biker, and guide. Plus, he has the laugh lines to show that he loves what he does.”–Dianne; Easton, MD

“Wayne is second to none! He is a joy to be around!” –Anne; McDade, TX