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County Offices

Washoe County Faculty and Staff

Ashley AndrewsAndrews, Ashley
Administrative Assistant III
(775) 336-0231

Expertise: Ashley provides website, social media, program and administrative support for the Northern Area/Washoe County office Horticulture and Natural Resources teams.

Programs: Washoe County Master Gardener Program; Gardening in Nevada; Green Industry Training; Green Industry Continuing Education Series; Grow Your Own, Nevada!
 
Lizeth BarroetaBarroeta, Lizeth
Community Based Instructor II
775-336-0260

Programs: Family Storyteller/Striving Readers Program
 
Lisa BoldmanBoldman, Lisa
Community Based Instructor III
775-336-0273

Programs: 4-H club programs
 
Julie BradtBradt, Julie
Accounting Assistant III
(775) 336-0234

Expertise: Julie works in financing and accounting for the Northern Area Administration office, and supervises the front desk operations.

 
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
 
Jennifer DigestiDigesti, Jennifer
Community Based Instructor III
775-336-0230

Programs: Small Steps 4 Big Changes
 
Jeannette DillesDilles, Jeannette
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

Programs: Family Storyteller
 
Randy EmmEmm, Randy
Coordinator, Native American Programs
775-784-4848

 
Frank FlavinFlavin, Frank
Northern Area Director
(775) 741-4453

Expertise: As the area director for the Northern Area, Frank oversees 7 county offices in Northern Nevada. He is co-chair of the Nevada Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program.

 
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.
 
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) 784-4848

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

Expertise: Jane is the receptionist for the Northern Area/Washoe County office. She provides office support for the Administrative team, updates the Web site calendar and schedules video conferences.

 
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.

 
Reggie PremoPremo, Reggie
Specialist, Community Outreach
775-757-2120

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

Programs: Chefs for Kids
 
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.
 
Melody RichardsRichards, Melody
Finance Manager, Northern Area
(775) 336-0267

Expertise: Melody prepares and monitors Western Area budgets. She assists the Northern Area Director on all fiscal matters and provides fiscal guidance to Northern Area staff. She also manages facilities and equipment in the Reno office.

 
Jamie Roice-GomesRoice-Gomes, Jamie
Radon Education Coordinator
775-336-0252

Expertise: Jamie assists the Radon Program Director in completing the Nevada Radon Education presentations to the public, realtors and builders across the state, organizes and implements the annual Radon poster contest; answers inquiries; identifies new target groups; and represents the program in public venues.

 
Samantha ShoupeShoupe, Samantha
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

Programs: 4-H After School
 
Sonya SistareSistare, Sonya
Wild Fire Project Coordinator
(775) 784-4848

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
 
Christina TurnerTurner, Christina
Community Based Instructor III
775-784-4848

Programs: Nutrition
 
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
775-773-2360

Programs: Walker River Reservation
 


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