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County Extension Director

Katherine Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKatherine WilliamsCounty Extension Director Call Katherine Email Katherine Wake County Center

4-H Youth Development

Charlenzo Belcher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCharlenzo Belcher4-H Program Specialist / SPACES Call Charlenzo Email Charlenzo Wake County CenterDan Bulatek, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDan Bulatek4-H Public Health Educator Call Dan Email Dan Wake County CenterCharles Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCharles GreenePublic Health Educator Call Charles Email Charles Wake County CenterMary Hall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMary HallYouth Program Educator Call Mary Email Mary Wake County CenterEmma James, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmma James4-H Youth Development Coordinator Call Emma Email Emma Wake County CenterDurrell McCrayPublic Health Educator Call Durrell Email Durrell Wake County CenterCarlos Moses, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarlos MosesProgram Specialist: 4-H Youth Development Call Carlos Email Carlos Wake County CenterThomas Ray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Thomas Ray4-H Program Specialist Call Dr. Thomas Email Dr. Thomas Wake County CenterEsmeralda Rojas, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEsmeralda RojasAdministration Support, 4-H Youth Development Call Esmeralda Email Esmeralda Wake County CenterBeverly Schieman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBeverly SchiemanExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Beverly Email Beverly Wake County CenterNick Sharp, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNick SharpYouth Development Educator Call Nick Email Nick Wake County CenterRuth SutherlandAdministrative Manager Call Ruth Email Ruth Wake County CenterShepeara Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShepeara WilliamsYouth Development Educator Call Shepeara Email Shepeara Wake County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Deanna Bigio, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDeanna BigioExtension Agent - Horticulture Call Deanna Email Deanna Wake County CenterJonathan Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJonathan SmithExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops and Livestock Call Jonathan Email Jonathan Wake County CenterKelsey Sosa, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKelsey SosaTeam Lead, Agriculture & Natural Resources Call Kelsey Email Kelsey Wake County Center

Community Development

Gina Garcia-somuk, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGina Garcia-somukVolunteerism & Internship Systems Coordinator Call Gina Email Gina Wake County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Amanda Bobley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda BobleyEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Amanda Email Amanda Wake County CenterOsvaldo HernandezProgram Assistant - EFNEP Call Osvaldo Email Osvaldo Wake County CenterDavida Julien, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDavida JulienEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Davida Email Davida Wake County CenterHiliana Patino, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHiliana PatinoEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Hiliana Email Hiliana Wake County Center

Local Foods

Trevor Hyde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTrevor HydeExtension Agent - Local Food Systems / FCS Call Trevor Email Trevor Wake County Center


Riley Holcraft, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRiley HolcraftCommunications Specialist, Communications Call Riley Email Riley Wake County CenterOlay Murphy, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionOlay MurphyProgram Assistant Call Olay Email Olay Wake County Center


Anthony Fairley, 4-H Youth Development - SPACES Youth Development Call Anthony Email Anthony Wake County CenterDemonica HicksProgram Director - Business Manager Call Demonica Email Demonica Wake County CenterKeitra Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKeitra JohnsonYouth Development Educator, 4-H SPACES Call Keitra Email Keitra Wake County CenterSydney Mierop, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSydney MieropFood Security Program Manager Call Sydney Email Sydney Wake County CenterJe'toya RobinsonStudent Engagement Team Coach, 4-H Youth Development Call Je'toya Email Je'toya Wake 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 Wake County Center, they may not be present in the Wake County Center. Please contact the Wake 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 Prestage Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Prestage 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 Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of GatesCall Erin Email Erin Gates County Center Steve Gabel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve GabelArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 22 CountiesBased out of ChowanCall Steve Email Steve Chowan County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard Email Richard Harnett County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 51 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby Email Colby Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny Email Danny Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori Email Lori Johnston County Center Paula Norris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaula NorrisRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Paula Email Paula Agricultural & Human Sciences Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Horticultural Science 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