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Appalachian Understories provides natural and cultural historic tourism in Appalachian Ohio, hiring local guides, historians, and naturalists to create outdoor experiences for people. Our tours allow participants to enjoy the natural beauty of SE Ohio while learning about the rich cultural history of the region. 

ABOUT US

Appalachian Understories tours lay the foundation for participants to forge lasting connections to the environment of Appalachian Ohio. A sense of wonder and pride in the natural world often motivates people to be advocates for the health of their environment. By showcasing local businesses during tours, Appalachian Understories helps to stimulate the local economy and support our neighbors. Our tours will draw upon the knowledge and passion of local people to provide participants with experiences rooted in community and place, all while supporting those who call this region home. Appalachian Undertories is a Rural Action social enterprise supported by Ohio's Winding Road.

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OUR TEAM

The guides, historians, and naturalist that work with Appalachian Understories all share a love for Appalachia. Weather it be the their passion of cultural heritage or learning the intricacies of the forest their hearts lie in the foothills of Appalachia. The people and places we work with are dedicated to empowering our customers to developing a deeper connection to nature and the region.

Interested in joining the team?

Tyler McDaniels

Tyler McDaniels

Local Historian

Cheryl Blosser

Cheryl Blosser

Local Historian

Anna Hess

Anna Hess

Local Naturalist

Joe Brehm

Joe Brehm

Naturalist and Guide

Bob Garbo

Bob Garbo

Local Historian

Mt. Zion Preservation Society

Mt. Zion Preservation Society

Partner

Madison Donohue

Madison Donohue

Tourism Specialist

Brian Koscho

Brian Koscho

Local Historian

Woodcock Nature Preserve

Woodcock Nature Preserve

Partner