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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Rod Gurganus, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRod GurganusCounty Extension Director, Beaufort & Interim County Extension Director, Martin Call Rod Email Rod Beaufort County Center

4-H Youth Development

Desmond Miller, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDesmond MillerExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Desmond Email Desmond Martin County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Lance Grimes, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLance GrimesExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Lance Email Lance Martin County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Lisa Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa SmithExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Lisa Email Lisa Martin County Center

Support

Shelia Ange, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShelia AngeCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Shelia Email Shelia Martin County CenterJoy Pierce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoy PierceCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Joy Email Joy 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 ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Candice Email Candice Agricultural & Human Sciences Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa 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 Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 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 4-H Agent, East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori Email Lori Johnston County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Margaret Email Margaret Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Scott Tilley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionScott TilleyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Serves 24 CountiesBased out of WashingtonCall Scott Email Scott Washington County Center 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