4-H Youth Development

4-H Contacts

Jim BarcellosBarcellos, Jim
Carson City-Storey County
Community Based Instructor III
(775) 887-2252

Expertise: Jim Barcellos highlights informal science education in his programming endeavors. For over ten years he has served local schools in the federally-funded afterschool programs; bringing science engagement through interactive lessons that stress involvement, curiosity and science vocabulary and literacy. He is a member of the Nevada Afterschool Network

Programs: 4-H Club programming activities. 21st Century after school enrichment program. 4-H National Youth Science Day activities.
No PhotoBarry, Elizabeth
Elko County
4-H Youth Development Coordinator
775-738-0643

Programs: 4-H
Sharon BartonBarton, Sharon
Humboldt County
4-H Program Manager
(775) 623-6304

Expertise: Sharon Barton works with UNCE faculty and staff, 4-H youth, 4-H volunteers, parents and the community at large to help support and promote 4-H youth development and programs throughout Humboldt County.

Programs: Traditional and non-traditional 4-H youth development programs including livestock (beef, goats, sheep, swine), small animal programs (rabbit, poultry, cavy, game birds, dogs, cat), 4-H horsemanship, 4-H county ambassadors, cooking, photography, leather crafts, sewing, S.E.T., community clubs, shooting sports, 4-H camp and Cloverbud programs.
No PhotoBergey, Catherine
Humboldt County
Administrative Clerk IV
775-623-6304

Programs: Supporting Humboldt County 4-H and Extension Programs
No PhotoBerginnis, Catrinna
Mineral County
Community Based Instructor II
775-945-3444

Expertise: Catrinna Berginnis serves the Mineral County Cooperative Extension office as a Community Based Instructor II/Program Coordinator and 4-H advisor. Catrinna has an extensive background in Lean Six Sigma, social media and studies in both elementary education and anthropology.

Programs: Herds & Harvest, Native Waters, Veggies for Kids, Veggies for Seniors, Risk Management Agency, Mineral County Cooperative Extension Social Media Administration, 4-H Advisor, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) Marketing and Outreach, and currently serves as Nevada 4-H Association State President.
No PhotoBergstrom, Zack
Washoe County-Reno
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

Karen BestBest, Karen
Clark County
Program Officer III
702-257-5538

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
No PhotoBogdanowicz, Karen
Churchill County
Community Based Instructor III
775-423-5121

Programs: Oversee 4-H programs in Churchill County
Frances BrownBrown, Frances
Statewide Administration Office
Administrative Assistant III
775-784-4779

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
Washoe County-Reno
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.
Marguerite ClarkClark, Marguerite
Clark County
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5568

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
Amilton de Mellode Mello, Amilton

Assistant Professor, Agriculture
775-784-6648

Expertise: Amilton de Mello’s areas of expertise include animal welfare, carcass performance, meat quality and pathogen control.

Programs: Herds & Harvest, 4-H
No PhotoDisuanco, Stephanie
Washoe County-Reno
Community Based Instructor II
775-336-0277

Expertise: Stephanie delivers STEAM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) lessons to students in Washoe County.

Programs: 4-H After School Programs
Will DouglasDouglas, Will
Clark County-Laughlin
Community Based Instructor IV
702-299-1333

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
Charlene FetterlyFetterly, Charlene
Lander County
Community Based Instructor II
775-635-5565

Programs: 4-H/Youth Program Coordinator
Marissa GiampoliGiampoli, Marissa
Washoe County-Reno
Community Based Instructor III
(775)3360273

Programs: 4-H Youth Development, 4-H After School Program
No PhotoHagen, Schyler
Mineral County
Community Based Instructor II
775-945-3444

Programs: 4-H
Billie Sue HeckethornHeckethorn, Billie Sue
White Pine County
4-H Youth Development
(775) 293-6599

Adriana HernandezHernandez, Adriana
Clark County
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5941

Programs: 4-H
Cindy HigbeeHigbee, Cindy
Lincoln County
Community Based Instructor III
775-726-3109

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
Denise HoustonHouston, Denise
Northeast Clark County
Community Based Instructor III
702-308-6736

Programs: Mesquite 4-H
Eric KillianKillian, Eric
Clark County
Southern Area Director
(702) 257-5542

Expertise: Eric Killian focuses on youth leadership, decision-making skills, workforce readiness and improving the quality of programs offered to youth and their families through staff trainings.

No PhotoKollar, Kelly
Nevada 4-H Camp
Administrative Assistant II
775-588-6943

Expertise: Kelly manages the 4-H Camp office. She provides office support, assists in scheduling user groups that rent the camp, interfaces with user groups and bills groups. She assists with the 4-H Camp Advisory Council meetings.

Lori LeasLeas, Lori
Clark County
Community Based Instructor IV
702-257-5501

Programs: Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada
No PhotoMacKay, Joelle
Eureka County

775-237-5326

Programs: 4-H
Gary McCuinMcCuin, Gary
Eureka County
Extension Educator
775-237-5326

Programs: 4-H, Natural Resources, Agriculture
No PhotoMcKinney, Joshua
Pershing County
Community Based Instructor I
775-391-7357

JR MendozaMendoza, JR
Clark County
Military/Mentoring Program Staff
702-257-5579

Diana MirandaMiranda, Diana
Clark County
4-H Youth Program
702-948-5901

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

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

Shannon MontanaMontana, Shannon
Douglas County
Program Officer I
(775) 782-9960

Expertise: Shannon 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. She works with UNCE volunteers, parents and youth to provide and expand quality youth development programming.

Programs: Traditional and nontraditional 4-H and youth programs, Community Service, Leadership and Volunteer Training.
Pamela PaynePayne, Pamela
Human Development and Family Studies
Assistant Professor
775-682-6637

Expertise: Pamela Payne has a wide range of experiences within the area of psychology and family studies. She has worked with autistic children, juvenile delinquents, military veterans and college students throughout her career. She has conducted research and evaluations on individuals, couples and military families in regards to individual and couple development, spiritual and religious beliefs, sexuality, youth engagement, parenting skills and communication. She has taught courses related to human and child development, psychological problems, family dynamics, human sexuality, military families and military veteran transitions to college. Her specialties include: education, research, social science, human development, psychology, youth programs, evaluation, common measures, military families, religion & spirituality in families.

Programs: 4-H, Youth Horticulture Education Program, Marriage and Relationship Education
Molly PezzutoPezzuto, Molly
Lyon County
4-H Coordinator
(775)463-6541

Expertise: Molly Pezzuto is the Lyon County 4-H Coordinator. She works with the Leaders and 4-Hers to organize and set up 4-H events like the Lyon County Jr Livestock Show and open houses to promote 4-H throughout the county. She has a degree in Animal Science Livestock Business Management from California State University, Fresno. She has been working with livestock for the last 9 years and putting on livestock shows for the 5 years.

Programs: 4-H
Erin ReaneyReaney, Erin
Washoe County-Reno
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

Carol ShillingShilling, Carol
No. Nye County-Esmeralda County
4-H Coordinator
775-482-6794

Samantha ShoupeShoupe, Samantha
Washoe County-Reno
Community Based Instructor III
775-784-4848

Programs: 4-H After School
Lacey SproulSproul, Lacey
Northeast Clark County
Community Based Instructor IV
702-397-2604

Expertise: Lacey coordinates and teaches for the 4-H program in Logandale and outlying areas. Responsibilities include curriculum development, teaching, program delivery, program results, working with and supervising volunteers and working with the general public to include adults and youth.

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
Carrie StarkStark, Carrie
Nevada 4-H Program/Auxiliary Office
State 4-H Program Director
775-784-7070

Expertise: Carrie's areas of expertise are Positive Youth Development, Personality Types, and Leadership.

Lisa K. TaylorTaylor, Lisa K.
Carson City-Storey County
Carson City / Storey County Extension Educator
775-887-2252

Expertise: Lisa K. Taylor works in the fields of agri-entrepreneurship; community development; nutrition education, food preparation and food preservation; health and wellness education; and youth development. As an Extension educator in Carson City / Storey County, she addresses critical needs and issues with training and assessment.

DeShea WallaceWallace, DeShea
Clark County

702-948-5937

Expertise: DeShea has expertise in traditional 4-H clubs, agriculture, livestock, and animal and food science.

Programs: 4-H Youth Program
Sandy WallinWallin, Sandy
Carson City-Storey County
Community Based Instructor III
(775) 887-2252

Expertise: Sandy Wallin works on building 4-H and youth programs in Carson City/Storey County that emphasize teen and adult/leader development. Her focus is on programs that promote growth in leadership and increase adult/youth partnerships. She is the State Shooting Sports Coordinator.

Programs: Carson City/Storey County 4-H recruitment, 4-H Leader Training and assist with club project development. Nevada State 4-H Camp Advisory Board and State 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory Committee.
No PhotoWashington, Marcia
Clark County
Community Based Instructor
702-257-5562

Expertise: Marcia has an extensive background in school counseling, mental health and health & wellness.

Programs: 4-H Youth Program