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County Offices

Washoe County Faculty and Staff

Ashley AndrewsAndrews, Ashley
Web and Social Media Communications Specialist

Expertise: Ashley uses design, marketing and public relations principles to talk about University of Nevada, Reno and its land-grant mission.

Programs: Accessibility Workshops, Communication Trainings

Knudtsen Resource Center
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 0405
Reno, NV 89557-0405
Lizeth BarroetaBarroeta, Lizeth
Community Based Instructor II

Programs: Family Storyteller/Striving Readers Program
Carla BeierBeier, Carla
Fiscal Manager, Northern Area

Expertise: Carla is responsible for financial management and budgetary development functions for the Northern Area of Cooperative Extension. She oversees all Northern Area accounts, working closely with the Northern Area Director and faculty on budgetary development functions of grant and self-supporting budgets.

No PhotoBergstrom, Zack
Community Based Instructor II

Frances BrownBrown, Frances
Administrative Assistant III

Expertise: Frances serves at the Administrative Assistant to Carrie Stark, the State 4-H Program Director, and as the Coordinator for 4-H Statewide Special Events. She has 18 years of youth development programming experience.

Sarah ChvilicekChvilicek, Sarah
4-H Program Coordinator
(775) 784-4848

Expertise: Sarah Chvilicek works with UNCE faculty and staff to plan, implement and evaluate community based 4-H Youth Development Programs by recruiting, screening and training volunteers to deliver researched based curricula/projects to area youth.

Programs: 4-H Club Program, 4-H Military Partnership, Youth in Governance, youth/adult partnerships, educational clinics for youth and adults, Northern Area 4-H Camp, 4-H ambassador program, and 4-H volunteers.
John CobournCobourn, John
Specialist, Water Resources
(775) 336-0244

Expertise: John Cobourn founded the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition to increase collaboration between water quality outreach education agencies. He works with natural resource managers to integrate watershed management in the Lake Tahoe Basin and the Carson River watershed.

Programs: Carson River Watershed Education Program, Carson Valley Water Quality Education Program, Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, BMP Retrofit Partners, Contractors BMP Workshops, Western Nevada Flood Education Program
Jeannette DillesDilles, Jeannette
Community Based Instructor II

Programs: Family Storyteller
No PhotoDoerr, Kevee
Community Based Instructor II

Programs: 4-H After School
Randy EmmEmm, Randy
Coordinator, Native American Programs

Jenn FisherFisher, Jenn
Washoe County Master Gardener Program Assistant

Marissa GiampoliGiampoli, Marissa
Community Based Instructor III

Programs: 4-H Youth Development, 4-H After School Program
No PhotoHaack-Damon, Becca
Community Based Instructor III

Programs: Grow Yourself Healthy, Small Steps 4 Big Changes
Wendy Hanson MazetHanson Mazet, Wendy
Program Officer I
(775) 784-4848

Expertise: Wendy Hanson Mazet has over 18 years experience in the areas of horticulture and agriculture. She is a Certified Arborist with expertise in horticulture, arboriculture, noxious weeds, vegetable gardening and low water use gardening.

Programs: Northern Nevada Master Gardener Program, Advanced Master Gardener Training Greenhouse Program, Gardening in Nevada, Annual Plant Faire Extravaganza, Advanced Gardening Classes and Horticulture Outreach Classes to the Northern Area.
Jessie HarrisHarris, Jessie
Community Based Instructor
(775) 336-0242

Expertise: Jessica Harris has worked for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for over two years as a Community Based Instructor.

Programs: Veggies for Kids — SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program, Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP), Statewide SNAP-Ed Network and Marketing Project, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.
Melody HefnerHefner, Melody
Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator
(775) 784-4848

Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Susan HoweHowe, Susan
Program Director, Nevada Radon Education Program
(775) 336-0248

Expertise: Susan is the program director for the Nevada Radon Education Program. She provides information about radon health risks and promotes testing homes, schools and businesses for radon, as well as fixing homes with elevated radon levels and building new homes with radon-reduction techniques.

Programs: The Nevada Radon Education Program — a collaboration with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jane HusseinHussein, Jane
Accounting Assistant 3
(775) 784-4848

Tiffany KozsanKozsan, Tiffany
Content Specialist

Expertise: Works with the state communications specialist and Northern Area Extension programs to develop and edit news releases, articles, publications, photos and video projects. This includes facilitating interviews between reporters, program participants and Extension faculty and staff.

Heidi KratschKratsch, Heidi
Northern Area Horticulture Specialist
(775) 784-4848

Expertise: Heidi's interests and expertise are in urban horticulture, water-efficient and native plant landscaping, and sustainable plant production. She is a certified Horticulturist and has taught classes for pesticide applicator and certified arborist training.

Sam MitchellMitchell, Sam
Administrative Assistant III
(775) 784-4848

Expertise: Sam provides office support for the Northern Area/ Washoe County office 4-H and Youth Development teams.

No PhotoNazarechuk, Christine
Administrative Assistant III

Expertise: Christine provides desktop publishing support for the Northern Area/Washoe County office Living With Fire, Literacy First, and community development programs.

Programs: Literacy First, Living with Fire, Community Development, Family Storyteller, Little Books & Little Cooks, Just in Time Parenting
Nadia NoelNoel, Nadia
Radon Education Coordinator

Expertise: Nadia coordinates and takes part in statewide outreach to provide awareness about the radon health risk through social media, a poster contest, newspaper articles, a video contest, tabling events, media interviews, educational presentations and answers questions on the radon hotline.

Programs: Nevada Radon Education Program
Ana Nunez ZepedaNunez Zepeda, Ana
Community Based Instructor II

Monica PetersonPeterson, Monica
Community Based Instructor II

Reggie PremoPremo, Reggie
Specialist, Community Outreach

Debbie PrestoPresto, Debbie
Community Based Instructor III
(775) 784-4848

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
No PhotoReaney, Erin
Community Based Instructor II

Marlene ReboriRebori, Marlene
Specialist, Community and Organizational Development
(775) 784-4848

Expertise: Marlene Rebori's expertise includes public participation, civic engagement, leadership development, public policy and community development. She works with community groups and local governments in the area of facilitation, group process, community planning and problem solving, and public involvement.

Programs: Engaged Leadership, Policy Education and Civic Engagement (P.E.A.C.E.), Living with Fire.
Jamie Roice-GomesRoice-Gomes, Jamie
Living With Fire Outreach Coordinator

Expertise: Jamie assists in administering the program and is responsible for enlisting stakeholder involvement, coordinating the completion of project deliverables, database management, meeting coordination, implementation of marketing efforts, community outreach, developing youth volunteers to assist during outreach events, as well as communicating effectively with community and program partners via newsletters, blogs and social media.

Alyssa RousseauRousseau, Alyssa
Computer Systems Analyst

Expertise: Alyssa is the Computer Systems Analyst for the Washoe County office. She provides all aspects of support and configuration needed for the Washoe County office, and serves as backup for the Northern Area Offices.

Ev SemenchukSemenchuk, Ev
Administrative Assistant II

Expertise: Ev serves as reception and administrative support responsible for various day-to-day activities along with assisting and directing visitors and conference/meeting attendees. She provides radon testing kits and accepts soil samples, plant, weed or insect identification intake. She also supports the Human Resource team.

Washoe County Cooperative Extension
4955 Energy Way
Reno, NV 89502

Samantha ShoupeShoupe, Samantha
Community Based Instructor III

Programs: 4-H After School
Sonya SistareSistare, Sonya
Senior Manager and Marketing Coordinator

Expertise: Sonya is the co-manager and marketing director of the Living With Fire Program, which teaches Nevadans how to live more safely in high-fire-hazard areas. She develops and implements activities that effectively market the program events, publications and collateral materials to target audiences and program partners. Sonya also serves as the coordinator of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month, a collaborative statewide effort. In addition to traditional marketing, her areas of expertise include event planning and management, grant management, graphic design, public relations and social media marketing.

Programs: Ember Awareness, Living With Fire, Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month
Alyssa ThomThom, Alyssa
Administrative Assistant IV

Expertise: Alyssa serves as the Office Manager for Washoe County Cooperative Extension. In addition, she provides direct administrative support to the Northern Area Director/Extension Educator and assists in day-to-day personnel management responsibilities.

Dan WeigelWeigel, Dan
Specialist, Human Development
(775) 784-4848

Expertise: Dan Weigel works in collaboration with community agencies in Western Nevada. His areas of interest are early literacy development, school readiness, childcare, parent education and couple relationships.

Programs: Family Literacy, Caring 4 Kids, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting, Child Care Needs Assessment, Early Literacy Training for Child Care, Healthy Child Care Nevada, Nevada Kids Count Data Book, Nurturing Partners, Partners in Parenting, Project MAGIC
Victor WilliamsWilliams, Victor
Community Based Instructor III

Programs: Walker River Reservation
Amber YoderYoder, Amber
Budget Analyst