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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Tom Dyson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom DysonCounty Extension Director, Horticulture and Crops Call Tom Email Tom Catawba County Center

4-H Youth Development

Tina McGillvaryplay_circle_filledTina McGillvaryExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Tina Email Tina Catawba County CenterDonna Mullplay_circle_filledDonna MullExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Donna Email Donna Catawba County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Carson Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarson JohnsonLivestock Area Agent Call Carson Email Carson Catawba County CenterAdam Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Adam SmithExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Dr. Adam Email Dr. Adam Catawba County CenterApril Vigardtplay_circle_filledApril VigardtExtension Agent, Agriculture - Local Foods Call April Email April Catawba County Center

Support

Natalie Clineplay_circle_filledNatalie ClineCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Natalie Email Natalie Catawba County Center

Other

Lisa Ortiz, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa Ortiz4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Lisa Email Lisa Catawba 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 Catawba County Center, they may not be present in the Catawba County Center. Please contact the Catawba County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Call Jenny Email Jenny Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Iredell County Center 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 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 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 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