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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Lisa Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa SmithCounty Extension Director & Ext. Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Lisa Email Lisa Martin County Center

4-H Youth Development

Shaun Wallace, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShaun WallaceExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Shaun Email Shaun Martin County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Andy Burlingham, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAndy BurlinghamExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Andy Email Andy Pitt County CenterGene Fox, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGene FoxArea Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture Call Gene Email Gene Beaufort County CenterLance Grimes, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLance GrimesExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Lance Email Lance Martin County Center

Support

Courtney Denny, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCourtney DennyCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Courtney Email Courtney Martin County CenterJoy Pierce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoy PierceCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Joy Email Joy Martin County Center

Other

Jean Brownfield, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJean BrownfieldEFNEP Educator Call Jean Email Jean Martin 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 Martin County Center, they may not be present in the Martin County Center. Please contact the Martin County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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 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 Cyndi Knudson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCyndi KnudsonArea Small Farms Specialist Call Cyndi Email Cyndi Serves 15 CountiesBased out of Currituck 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 Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Margaret Email Margaret Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Jones 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 Jackie Sugg, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJackie SuggExtension Associate, Family and Consumer Sciences - EFNEP, Steps to Health Call Jackie Email Jackie Serves 15 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences 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