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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 CenterRiley Holcraft, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRiley HolcraftYouth Development Coordinator Call Riley Email Riley Wake County CenterEmma James, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmma James4-H Youth Development Coordinator Call Emma Email Emma 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 Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Deanna Bigio, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDeanna BigioExtension Agent - Horticulture Call Deanna Email Deanna 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


Olay Murphy, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionOlay MurphyProgram Assistant Call Olay Email Olay Wake County CenterWendy Parker, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionWendy ParkerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Wendy Email Wendy Wake County Center


Anthony Fairley4-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 CenterShruti Kumar, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShruti KumarCommunications Specialist Call Shruti Email Shruti 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 CenterAmanda Salami, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda SalamiSocial & Economic Vitality Program Assistant Call Amanda Email Amanda 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 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 Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Call Erin Email Erin Serves 35 CountiesBased out of Gates County Center Steve Gabel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve GabelArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Call Steve Email Steve Serves 22 CountiesBased out of Chowan 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 Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Call Colby Email Colby Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Call Danny Email Danny Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - East Region Call Lori Email Lori Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Johnston County Center Paula Norris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaula Norris, M.S.Ed.Regional Nutrition Extension Associate Call Paula Email Paula Serves 11 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) Call Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Serves 51 CountiesBased 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