About Us

A multi-level organizational structure ensures accountability and efficiency of the Appalachian Highlands Inventory and Monitoring Network program. The network is responsible to a Board of Directors and Technical Committee composed of park superintendents and staff who participate on a rotating basis. Program guidance and oversight is provided by the Inventory and Monitoring Division of the National Park Service's Washington Office.

The network consists of four permanent NPS personnel who work closely with each park's natural resources program to develop and implement long-term monitoring and provide sound scientific information to park managers.
Man in kayak, two headshots and a woman getting a water sample
The Appalachian Highlands Network staff includes clockwise from top left, Brian Witcher, program manager; Evan Raskin, assistant data manager/biologist; Tim Fotinos, data manager; and Emma Brinley Buckley, hydrologist.

NPS photo / APHN staff

Appalachian Highlands Network Staff Contacts

Name Title/Position Phone Number Location
Brian Witcher Program Manager 828-407-5654 NC
Emma Brinley Buckley Hydrologist 423-569-7315 TN
Evan Raskin Assistant Data Manager/Biologist 828-407-5655 NC
Tim Fotinos Data Manager 828-407-5656 NC

North Carolina Address

Appalachian Highlands Inventory and Monitoring Network
c/o Blue Ridge Parkway
67 Ranger Drive
Asheville, NC 28805

Tennessee Address

Appalachian Highlands Inventory and Monitoring Network
c/o Big South Fork NRRA
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841

Last updated: October 6, 2021