Mystery of the Trees in Indian History
Dr. John M. Nardo is a retired physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and
Psychoanalysis. In addition to his medical background, he also has a background in
mathematics and computers in a variety of capacities. In addition to teaching medicine at
Emory University and having a private practice, he also taught computer courses. In the
1980's he wrote and sold software for managing offices of mental health professionals
that is still in use today. He's now retired and describes himself as a “serial hobbyist.” Part
of his heritage is Cherokee Indian. Besides his interest in the trees themselves, what he
brings to the team are computer skills for our trees, trail mapping, and Internet presence.

Since 1976, Robert Wells has owned his own media production company and has produced
photographic, audiovisual, film, video and printed materials for a wide variety of clients in
government, medicine, education, manufacturing, real estate, financial services and
broadcasting.  He has filmed all over the United States and in Europe, Africa, Asia and
South America, including documentary work in the Peruvian Amazon, Panama, China and
Switzerland.   Specializing in projects that include concept to completion, his current work
includes high definition video production for Mountain Stewards, Inc., including oral
histories and the documentary on Indian Trail Trees entitled, Mystery of the Trees.


Lamar Marshall is the Cultural Heritage Director for Wild South, a non-profit conservation
group with offices in Asheville and Cowee, NC and Moulton AL. Marshall is the founder of
Wild South, 2003, formerly Wild Alabama, 1994. He served seventeen years as publisher
and editor of Wild Alabama and Wild South Magazines. He was a co-founder of the
Alabama Wilderness Alliance in 1993 whose mission is to preserve natural areas across the
southeast.  He is the co-author of the Wilderness Society's Alabama Mountain Treasures
and Indian Trails of the Warrior Mountains. As a member of the Board of Directors of the
Alabama Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, he mapped 200 miles of the 1838
Cherokee Removal Benge Detachment route which has been added to the National Historic
Trail System. He is currently mapping the ancient Cherokee trail system across the
southern Appalachians.
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