Fuddled Frog Tours, LLC was founded by Gerhard Veit and his mother, Stacie Veit in 2017. Gerhard and Stacie work closely on all operational aspects of the business. As an avid paddler and travel enthusiast, Gerhard also acts as a tour guide.
Late in 2016 Jerry Veit, father of Gerhard and Samantha and husband to Stacie, suffered a heart attack and passed away while playing rugby at the Can-Am rugby tournament in Saranac Lake, New York. This annual tournament has been a long-standing tradition and always gathers a crowd of friends and family. Amidst this tragic loss, everyone pulled together and celebrated Jerry in proper Jerry fashion. Beer and exaggerated glory stories were exchanged until we could no longer bear. This web of support was almost tangible. As if this support was not enough, a GoFundMe account was created and people generously donated money to our family.
Funding for this company was received from the GoFundMe account created after Jerry passed and self-funding from Gerhard and Stacie. Thus, this company’s roots are deeply embedded within the community and is built off the love and support of friends, family, and even strangers. None of this would have been possible without them. We will do everything within our power to make this a success and reciprocate all the love and support we have received.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JERRY VEIT