Randell Jones

Randell Jones

Award winning author, editor and storyteller

Randell Jones adopted North Carolina as home after earning his MBA at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1985. During the past 23 years he has written books and articles, produced movies and audio programs, and shared with audiences in person remarkable tales about the Tar Heel State and its unique and colorful history. He serves business clients through his consulting practice, Communications and Leadership Consulting. He is a native of Arkansas who grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated with two engineering degrees from Georgia Tech. His passion for history began with his interest in genealogy which led him to discover the whereabouts of his North Carolina ancestors dating to 1792. He is the co-editor with this daughter of Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State, a collection of stories written by Dr. H.G. Jones over 17 years.  (Randell is not related to Dr. Jones.) He is the author of In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone, recipient of the 2006 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians. He is the past president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association and consults with the National Park Service on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Randell lives in Winston-Salem with his wife. Their teenage daughter (the co-editor) is an underclassman at the College of William & Mary. Another daughter lives in Greensboro and with her husband (both Carolina graduates) is rearing his grandson and granddaughter, both Tar Heel-born!

Contact (Home): 
(336) 407-3035
Scholar Location: 
Winston Salem
Travel Regions: 
Statewide

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