Richard Clements

Hixson, Tennessee

Born: Cottonwood, Arizona, 1961.

Lived in: Cottonwood, AZ; Fullerton, CA; Albuquerque, NM;
Lake Havasu City, AZ; Fairfax, VA; Mundelein, IL;
Cookeville, TN; Smithville, TN; Knoxville, TN;
Lexington, KY; Hixson, TN


Wife Heather (1986 - forever)
Sons: Daniel (1992) and Stephen (1996)
Cats: Leucothoe (RIP 2009), Sofy, Bugsy, and Ace

Hobbies: Wildflowers, Hiking, Camping, Photography, Bluegrass Banjo Picking, Hammered Dulcimer, Church Choir, Handbell Choir, Computer Geek, Astronomy, Ho Am TaeKwonDo - Currently L1 2nd Degree Black Belt


St Marks United Methodist Church
Barnard Astronomical Society (current President)

Favorite Color: Green

Musical Tastes: Traditional bluegrass and old-tyme mountain music, Hammered dulcimer music, Celtic music, Baroque Classical Music, Hymns, Ragtime piano

  • Work
    • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Education
    • BS 1984 Biology, Tennessee Technological University
    • MS 1987 Plant Taxonomy and Floristics, University of Tennessee
    • PhD 1995 Plant Ecology, University of Kentucky