Leandra, a Maryland native, came to Backroads at the ripe old age of 12…as a guest! It was on that trip, somewhere between Bryce and Zion, that she decided being a Backroads Trip Leader seemed like the best job ever. Ten years later--just one week after college graduation--she hopped on a plane to begin her journey as a leader in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons . Her favorite thing about being a Backroads leader is that every day is an opportunity to learn from the people around her, whether that means co-leaders, guests or locals. When not leading, Leandra she loves to ski, snowboard, run, hike, practice yoga and cook, or anything that doesn’t involve sitting still.