our team

Our staff is trained to help you with all aspects of charter bus services to help you have a great trip with us. We hire motivated, friendly, honest people who have a strong desire to build a strong company that offers only the highest quality charter bus services.

Jimmy Cantrell 
Owner

Jimmy founded the company in 1998 with his late brother, Rickey.  Prior to that, he owned a truck company and construction company, he also was in management at Milliken.  Jimmy and his wife, Paulette, live in Batesville and are active in their Church.

James Cantrell  
Maintenace Manager

Prior to employment at Daniel’s Charters, James had 15 years experience as a mechanic.  Since joining Daniel’s, James has attended over 15 training and certification programs.  He and his wife, Sabrina, live in Gainesville and have three children.

 

 

Kimberly Clayton
Charter Office Staff


Kimberly is a Kennesaw State University graduate with a BBA in Management.  Kimberly has a background in merchandising and management.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two beautiful daughters.

 

Mary Spearman
Charter Office Staff

Mary is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a BS in Sociology.  Her background is in office management and customer service.  She and her husband live in Clarkesville.

Diane Roberts
Bookkeeping

Dianne has over 20 years of bookkeeping experience.  Prior to joining Daniel’s charters, she was bookkeeper for an accounting firm and law firm.  Diane has a son and a grandson.

Gary Beale 
Safety Director

Gary’s first experience with the motorcoach industry were at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School where he served as Director of Auxillary Services and served on the school’s safety committee.  Gary and his wife, June, have three daughters and one granddaughter..

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Kimberly Sarbon
Charter Office Staff

 

Daniel's Educational Tours 

When you call or email our office, you are likely to meet either Amy Brown, Sassy Hayes or Shelly Echols. These ladies are our Trip Coordinators. They plan and organize your field trip from beginning to end- handling all of your accommodations, reservations, and entertainment.

Amy Brown
Trip Coordinator / Tour Director

Amy’s broad background ranges from education at Gainesville College,  Assistant Vice President of mortgage loan servicing at a local bank, elementary age camp counselor, sales associate, to IT Help Desk Manager.  Amy’s role at Daniel’s is as expansive as her background.  Amy is married to Randall, and has a daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters.   

Shelly Echols
Trip Coordinator / Tour Director

Shelly attended Gainesville College, North Georgia College and State University, and Piedmont College completing coursework for her degrees in secondary social sciences education.  She taught high school social studies five years before joining Daniel’s team.  She lives in Lula with her husband, Drew, and their two children.

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Sassy Hayes
Trip Coordinator / Tour Director

Sassy is a graduate of Piedmont College with a degree in Business Administration.  Sassy and her husband, Matt, live in Cornelia and have three children.

 

Daniel's Discovery Tours 

Bobby Watson
Bobby is part owner of Daniel’s Discovery Tours and has been planning and conducting tours for almost 40 years.  He and his wife, Susan, started touring with senior adults full time in 1999 after founding Bobby’s Discovery Tours.  

Vicki McFalls
Vicki has over 20 years of management and group travel experience. Before joining Daniel’s, she worked as a bank group Travel Director in Clayton, GA. Vicki lives in Rabun County with her husband and their two children.  

Jeannie Helton
Jeannie has been associated with Daniel’s since 2000 when she retired from teaching at White County High School after 31 years. Jeanne has planned and hosted tours to all of the major tour destinations in the United States and Canada as well as abroad. Jeannie lives in White County with her husband.

 

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Jennifer Gibby
Jennifer is the Tour Services Manager and Office Manager for Daniel's Discovery Tours. She is involved in tour planning and serves as Tour Manager on our Motorcoach Tours. Jennifer has a background in Cruise Ship Sales and Customer Service. She lives in Habersham County in Mount Airy, GA.

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Devonda Shope
Devonda is a Tour Manager for Daniel's Discovery Tours Motorcoach Tours. She assists with tour planning and works in our tour office. Devonda has a background in Customer Service and Office Management, and working with and traveling with senior adults..