Nigel Manley grew up in the United Kingdom and has worked for the Forest Society for more than 25 years. He managed several Forest Society North Country properties, chief among them The Rocks in Bethlehem, before moving to the role of Senior Outreach Manager at The Rocks in spring 2022. 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 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 and the Bethlehem area, Christmas Tree culture, marketing for small businesses, Agro- and Eco-tourism opportunities, and single-malt Scotch whiskey.