Cave, Kent


A native of northwest North Carolina, Kent Cave grew up on a tobacco farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He has a BA in history from Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC, and did graduate work there and at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Beginning in 1975, he worked as a national park ranger on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, TN, and Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah, GA. He recently retired from Great Smoky Mountains National Park where he had served for the past 17 years.