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Dan S. Miller earned a B.S. Chemistry in 1967 from Ohio State University. He earned a M.S. in Organic Chemistry in 1969 from Florida State University. Dan was a Research Chemist from 1969-1971 at E.I. DuPont Company. Miller was a Forensic Chemist with the Florida Deparment of Law Enforcement in Tallahassee, from 1971 until he retired in 2003. During that time, beginning in 1990, he became, and still is, the owner of Trillium Gardens, a plant nursery specializing in the propagation and growth of native wildflowers, trees and shrubs from the southeast.
James (Jim) Miller is a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service,
Southern Research Station, on the Auburn University Campus, and an Affiliate Professor of Forestry with Auburn University's
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences since 1977. Prior to this he organized a School of Forestry in Malaysia.
Jim currently has Southern Regional responsibility for invasive plant research and development within Forest Service
Research, and gives frequent presentations on the topic throughout the SE. He also studies changes in forest plant
communities and soil productivity following forest management treatments. He has directed a region-wide study team
since 1984 that has been documenting pine plantation development and the influences on plant diversity and soil
changes in seven southeastern states. This study has international recognition.
Nancy Beckemeyer, a native of Atlanta, Georgia is president of the landscape architecture firm, Autumn Ridge Inc.
Nancy is an instructor, lecturer & entertainer extraordinaire; she participates in the Landscape Horticulture Certificate program for Landscape Contractors at Kennesaw University,
Clayton State University & DeKalb Tech. In 2000, Kennesaw State University named her Outstanding Instructor of the Year.
Nancy teaches "home landscaping" classes at Kennesaw University, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Clayton State University and Athens Technical College.
She has been an instructor for the Landscape Architect's Uniform National Exam Review in Athens, GA for over 10 years.
John and Lamyrl Atkinson own and
operate Towaliga Plants. Towaliga Plants was established in 1997 to make available to customers in
the Mid-Georgia area a wide selection of desirable plants for the southern garden.