Hello, my name is Sherry Leybovich, your cruise planner. I have worked as a travel industry professional for 20 years. My career began as manager of the travel office at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, overseeing travel arrangements for 1200 employees and their dependents for both business and personal travel that spanned all points of the globe.
Upon returning to the United States, I worked as an outside agent for a local travel agency until 2001 when I made the decision to become affiliated with CruisePlanners. I have been a dedicated agency owner ever since.
Over the years I have achieved top status in many of the cruise lines educational courses including Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Cunard, Disney, and NCL, and earned the highest certification level available through CLIA — Elite Cruise Counselor Scholar.
Through hard work and perseverance, my travel agency was nominated for the Business of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 through the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, taking home the honor of “2009 Business of the Year.”
As a big supporter of many local charities, I enjoy raising funds and coordinating fundraising cruises, as well as donating cruise packages. The Classic Car Cruise is the brain child of several individuals, and I cannot wait to meet everyone and make this cruise a major success for America’s VetDogs.
Kelly Bryant is new to the industry as a travel professional but not new to the world of travel. She has traveled across the globe the past several years, including many cruises. Because of this travel experience and her quest for good deals, Kelly became known amongst friends and family as THE person to go to when planning the perfect vacation.
Kelly has had a passion for travel since her childhood. She attended travel schoolin Springfield, Missouri, in 1985 but did not have the opportunity to pursue traveling as a career until the fall of 2010 when her husband’s job was transferred to Tampa, Florida. Kelly considered it the perfect time to finally pursue what she truly loved!
Shortly after Kelly arrived in Tampa, she met Sherry Leybovich, franchise owner of CruisePlanners, and soon began working as an associate. Kelly thoroughly enjoys travel planning and every moment of making vacation dreams a reality for her clients.
Recently while focused on growing her business, Kelly had a conversation with her father who loves to cruise and is a classic car buff. They talked about all the different group cruises out there and how there really wasn’t a cruise that catered to classic car lovers. Thus, the idea for the annual classic car cruise was born! Now classic car lovers have a wonderful opportunity to travel and network with fellow car enthusiasts while supporting a charity dear to all Americans.