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About RTCAR - Our Staff

There are no current RTCAR staff.  Contact Tinker Jenks at or John Allison at with questions.

Former Staff

Adam D. Griffith, Project Director 2019 - 2023

Adam D. Griffith earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Geography and his M.S. in Biology from Western Carolina University.  The topic of his master's thesis was an analysis of soils where rivercane grows.

David Cozzo, Director Emeritus (Retired in 2019)
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 Johnson was the Community Development Specialist from 2008 - 2013.