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About RTCAR - Our Staff

David Cozzo, Project Director
David Cozzo is an ethnobotanist who began leading RTCAR in 2004. He earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Georgia and an M.A. in Appalachian Studies (with an emphasis on medicinal plants) at Appalachian State University.

Beth Ross Johnson joined RTCAR in 2008 as a Community Development Specialist. She received an M.F.A. in textiles from Georgia State University and and M.A. in Fibers from Western Carolina University. Beth has an extensive background in crafts development, promotion and education and looks for ways to preserve the artistic traditions of Cherokee.