Naomi has been working in the education and therapeutic fields since 2002. She has worked for the Lovaas Institute to administer ABA therapy for autistic children, Arbor Quest (a tree climbing non-profit that brings disabled children into the canopy), and Tree Climbing USA. Up until the birth of her third child, she was a chiropractic assistant at Five Points Chiropractic in Athens, GA and is a leading instructor with WildRice Adventures.
Naomi has been climbing trees with rope since she first attended an open climb with Tree Climbing International in Atlanta in 1997 and shortly thereafter signed up for a basic class. She has participated in various treetop canopy wilderness expeditions which include: Lewis Island canopy exploration climbing virgin cypress trees in south Georgia’s swampland and a Panama tree climbing expedition, which has allowed her to explore the rainforest canopy to heights of 200+ feet in a rural jungle setting.
She is a volunteer instructor for Georgia Department of Natural Resources conducting a variety of outdoor courses that include: Kate’s Club, Girl Scout units and GA Becoming an Outdoors Woman. Naomi’s volunteer efforts have also allowed her to be part of resource management projects such as non-native invasive plant removal, establishing river cane breaks and native grass seed harvesting.
Besides all this, she has a natural love of the outdoors and of tree climbing, and delights in sharing that with others. She believes that tree climbing is a unique experience that everyone should have the opportunity to explore.
We choose our volunteers and ground crew very carefully and spend time to train them properly. Our volunteers are cheerful, qualified and respectful.