Nigel Manley grew up in the United Kingdom and has worked for the Forest Society for more than 25 years. He manages several Forest Society North Country properties, chief among them the North Country Conservation and Education Center at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem. His degree in agricultural management helped with the startup of the Forest Society’s Christmas tree farm, and his keen interest in public outreach and marketing has enabled him to successfully promote The Rocks Estate as a tourist destination.
Manley chairs the Christmas Spirit Foundation and is a former chair of the NH Christmas Tree Promotion Board. He has served on the boards of the New Hampshire Travel Council, the Weathervane Theater, the National Christmas Tree Association for NH and VT, and the NH/VT Christmas Tree Association. He is a member of the NHMPA marketing committee.
An avid outdoorsman, Manley’s areas of expertise include moose, bear, and wildlife habitat, pruning wild apple trees, the history of the Rocks Estate and the Bethlehem area, Christmas Tree culture, marketing for small businesses, Agro- and Eco-tourism opportunities, and single-malt Scotch whiskey.