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Tony Hayes


Tony’s career began in 1973 as a purchasing agent for a regional firm traveling the back roads and byways of the Appalachians, buying a wide variety of Non Timber Forrest Products (NTFP’s). In 1982 he accepted a position with an international firm allowing him to travel worldwide and further develop his skills. In 2000, Tony and his wife, Sandy, chartered Ridge Runner Trading Company. Over the past 40 years, he has been privileged to present at numerous conferences, seminars, workshops, as well as support and serve many industry groups including the American Botanical Council, American Herbal Products Association, Herb Research Foundation and North Carolina Natural Products Association.


Casey Vincent

Director of Quality Control

Casey is the daughter of Tony Hayes and attended both Appalachian State University and CVCC with a background in exercise and dental sciences. In 2003 she started out at Ridge Runner Trading Company Inc. doing receiving, grading, cleaning, and preparing of inventory for shipment. She now operates the organics department of Ridge Runner Trading and works directly with growers, diggers, and RRT staff on quality control. She is RRT’s marketing coordinator and also assists with filling orders for customers. She enjoys traveling both to industry conferences, and to meet with clients,  inspecting their facilities to discover how RRT can better meet their needs.


Sandy Hayes

Chief Financial Officer 


Joseph Watson

Warehouse General  Manager


Shane Phillips 

Warehouse Assistant Manager