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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Molly Sandfoss, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMolly SandfossCounty Extension Director-Local Food, Consumer Horticulture, & Digital Skills 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 CenterSkyler Murray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSkyler MurrayExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock & Field Crops Call Skyler Email Skyler 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 Call Marissa Email Marissa Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Prestage Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Call Marti Email Marti Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange County Center Carla Dockery, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarla DockeryRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Call Carla Email Carla Serves 9 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Tom Dyson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom DysonArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine Call Tom Email Tom Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Gaston County Center Nathan Gatlin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNathan GatlinArea Specialized Agent - Forestry Call Nathan Email Nathan Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wilkes County Center Lauren Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren GreeneArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Lauren Email Lauren Serves 31 Counties and EBCIBased out of Cleveland County Center Sam Marshall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSam MarshallArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery & Greenhouse, Western Region Call Sam Email Sam Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Haywood County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production Call Craig Email Craig Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Western NC) Call Elena Email Elena Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science George Selden, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGeorge SeldenArea Specialized Agent, Aquaculture Call George Email George Serves 39 Counties and EBCIBased out of Haywood County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Call Mitch Email Mitch Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake County Center