John Sheetz grew up in south Florida and the Florida Keys, snorkeling, fishing and canoeing. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he now lives, he was a manager at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park and then a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine. He's worked for Backroads since 2007 and leads trips mostly in Italy, the Czech Republic and the Southern US. He loves to read, cook and bike ride, which he does regularly with his wife. When he's not working for Backroads, he licenses and trains therapeutic foster parents.