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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Barbara Worley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBarbara Worley, Ph.D.County Extension Director - Urban Ag & Community Development Call Barbara Email Barbara Mecklenburg County Center

4-H Youth Development

Isaiah Barco, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionIsaiah BarcoExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Isaiah Email Isaiah Mecklenburg County CenterGarrett Gourley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGarrett GourleyExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Garrett Email Garrett Mecklenburg County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Demetria Cox-Thomas, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDemetria Cox-ThomasExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Demetria Email Demetria Mecklenburg County Center

Local Foods

Sam DeRosa, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSam DeRosaExtension Agent, Agriculture - Local Foods Call Sam Email Sam Mecklenburg County Center

Support

Shane Alston-Daniel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShane Alston-DanielCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Shane Email Shane Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County Center, they may not be present in the Mecklenburg County Center. Please contact the Mecklenburg County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Stephen Bishop, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephen BishopWestern Director, NC FarmLink Call Stephen Email Stephen Serves 45 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Call Jenny Email Jenny Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Iredell County Center Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianExtension Associate, Home and Community Food Safety Call Candice Email Candice Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences 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 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 Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Richard Email Richard Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Call Stacey Email Stacey Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus 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 Stephanie McDonald-Murray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-MurrayRegional Nutrition Extension Associate- South Central EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Call Stephanie Email Stephanie Serves 19 CountiesBased out of Robeson 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 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