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Kirk and Leah were the key players in the establishment of North Georgia Canopy Tours™ (their story with North Georgia Canopy Tours™ and be found at:  http://www.northgeorgiacanopytours.com/our-story.html)  The knowledge and experience Leah gained in the creation, marketing, and operation of North Georgia Canopy Tours™ gave Virginia Canopy Tours™ a head start toward its scheduled opening in early 2014.  Leah is augmenting Trey’s business and legal knowledge with her knowledge of operations, construction, operation, and contracting to launch the new course.


Marc and Bonnie Nicklien

Marc and Bonnie Nicklien are the inaugural Course Manager and Office Manager at Virginia Canopy Tours™.   Both Marc and Bonnie joined North Georgia Canopy Tours™ at its inception.  Bonnie has over 650 Canopy Tour guides under her belt, while Marc served North Georgia Canopy Tours™ as Assistant Course Manager and Trainer. 

As a certified Bonsai trainer Marc is charged with overseeing the training and educating of guides for Virginia Canopy Tours™.  Marc and Bonnie are the lead company representatives on the building of the course and facilities.   Marc obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education with a minor in Management from Georgia College State University.    Bonnie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health, also from Georgia College State University.  Bonnie’s organizational skills make her an extremely valuable asset for Virginia Canopy Tours™.  Her knowledge of the North Georgia Canopy Tours™ reservations system, photography, festival marketing, and marketing will be put to good use. 

The Virginia Canopy Tours™ team is thrilled to establish a world-class Canopy Tour in the Shenandoah River State Park – one of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s newest and most beautiful parks.