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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Molly Sandfoss, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMolly SandfossCounty Extension Director Call Molly Email Molly McDowell County Center

4-H Youth Development

Janet Bryan, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJanet BryanEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Janet Email Janet McDowell County CenterChad Ray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionChad RayExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Chad Email Chad McDowell County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Matt Burneisen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt BurneisenProgram Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Keep McDowell Beautiful Call Matt Email Matt McDowell County CenterTom Devine, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom DevineExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Tom Email Tom McDowell County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Cathy Hohenstein, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCathy Hohenstein, R.D.Area Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Food Safety and Preparation, Nutrition Call Cathy Email Cathy Buncombe County Center

Support

Heather Peek, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHeather PeekCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Heather Email Heather McDowell County Center

Regional Positions

Area Specialized Agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. Area 4-H Agents provide support to county based 4-H programs. While their knowledge and expertise is available to residents of McDowell County Center, they may not be present in the McDowell County Center. Please contact the McDowell County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti Email Marti Orange County Center April Dillon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionApril DillonArea Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Serves 30 Counties and EBCIBased out of ClevelandCall April Email April Cleveland County Center Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 31 Counties and EBCIBased out of WilkesCall Lauren Email Lauren Wilkes County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of HendersonCall Craig Email Craig Henderson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Elena Email Elena Horticultural Science Debbie Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 Counties and EBCIBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Debbie Email Debbie Agricultural & Human Sciences Amanda Taylor, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 28 CountiesBased out of BurkeCall Amanda Email Amanda Burke County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch Email Mitch Wake County Center