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Kelsey AllanAllan, Kelsey
LOA Health & Nutrition
702-948-5972

Programs: Early Childhood Health
Marina AmayaAmaya, Marina
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5593

Programs: All 4 Kids
Maria AmbrizAmbriz, Maria
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5564

Programs: Partners in Parenting
Francesca AndersenAndersen, Francesca
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5566

Programs: Chef for Kids
No PhotoAnderson, Jessica
Herbs and Harvest Program Officer
775-945-3444

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!
Heather AngeloffAngeloff, Heather
Community Based Instructor II
(775) 463-6451

Expertise: Heather Angeloff has interest in weather, climate, and citizen-science. She is a Regional Coordinator in Nevada for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). She works with CoCoRaHS volunteer observers, UNCE faculty, and the community at large to help expand CoCoRaHS participation and increase environmental literacy across the state.

Programs: Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network
Susan ArgentoArgento, Susan
Administrative Assistant IV
702-257-5535

Marie AriasArias, Marie
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5571

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Carlos AyalaAyala, Carlos
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5970

Programs: All 4 Kids
Jill Baker-TingeyBaker-Tingey, Jill
Extension Educator
(775) 738-7291

Expertise: Jill is the Extension Educator for Elko County. Her areas of interests are positive youth development, domestic violence and child maltreatment prevention, facilitating strategic visioning and futuring for organizations, enhancing community collaboration and health and wellness programs.

Programs: Heart and Shield: A Program to End Family Violence, Capacity Building for Healthy Communities, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
Cathy BaptistaBaptista, Cathy
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 940-5426

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
Martha BarajasBarajas, Martha
Administrative Assistant III
(702) 257-5522

Jim BarcellosBarcellos, Jim
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.
Lizeth BarroetaBarroeta, Lizeth
Community Based Instructor II
775-336-0260

Programs: Family Storyteller/Striving Readers Program
Sharon BartonBarton, Sharon
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 PhotoBeatty, Karen
Office Support
775-887-2252

Carla BeierBeier, Carla
Fiscal Manager, Northern Area
775-336-0256

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 PhotoBergey, Catherine
Administrative Clerk IV
775-623-6304

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

Programs: 4-H
No PhotoBergstrom, Zack
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

Shannon BerumenBerumen, Shannon
Executive Secretary
(775) 635-5565

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

Carol BishopBishop, Carol
Extension Educator
(702) 397-2604 ext. 1

Expertise: Carol is the Extension Educator for Northeast Clark County. Her areas of interest are agricultural economics and fostering local agriculture and other enterprises as a means for enhancing economic and community development.

Programs: Small Business Support, Growing Local Grown, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers, Economic Evaluation of Alternative Low-Water-Use Crops.
Jacqueline BlackBlack, Jacqueline
Program Officer II
(702) 940-5424

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Penny BlairBlair, Penny
Vocational Education Instructor
(702) 397-2604

Expertise: Penny Blair reaches out to bilingual audiences and focuses on general nutrition, food safety education and nutrition education related to the prevention of chronic diseases and teaches classes in community settings. She is a certified lactation counselor and child safety seat technician.

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), An Ounce of Prevention, Nurturing Partners, Eating Healthy. Being Active, Winning with Foods, Support for Breastfeeding Mothers — Breast is Best, Northeast Child Passenger Safety Seat Program and Family Vehicle Safety Program English/Spanish.
Lilian BlanchardBlanchard, Lilian
Administrative Assistant III
(702) 257-5584

Christy BloodBlood, Christy
Job Developer
775-726-3109

Programs: Lincoln County Workforce
No PhotoBogdanowicz, Karen
Community Based Instructor III
775-423-5121

Programs: Oversee 4-H programs in Churchill County
Buddy BordenBorden, Buddy
Specialist, Economic Development
(702) 257-5505

Expertise: Buddy Borden's areas of research and teaching interests are community economic development processes, applied economic development analysis and economic fiscal impact modeling.

Programs: Community Analysis and Economic Development, Target Impact Analysis
Corrie BosketBosket, Corrie
Coordinator - Conservation Issues
(702) 257-5550

Tricia Braxton PerryBraxton Perry, Tricia
Program Officer III
702-948-5975

Programs: 4-H Program Officer
Millicent Braxton-CalhounBraxton-Calhoun, Millicent
Program Officer I
(702) 257-5520

Programs: Healthy Food, Healthy People
Frances BrownBrown, Frances
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.

Dan BrushBrush, Dan
Fiscal Officer
775-784-7070

Expertise: To provide leadership, direction, and subject matter knowledge regarding all financial and administrative compliance matters including the preparation of budgets and financial reports.

Aurora BuffingtonBuffington, Aurora
Specialist, Health and Nutrition
702-257-5534

Expertise: Aurora is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a background in public health nutrition. Her research is focused on the food environment and its interrelationship with health. Her interests include food systems, policy, and public health. She currently serves on the Nevada Governor’s Food Security Council and convenes the Southern Nevada Food Council. She has worked to increase access to healthy foods in the community through farmers market SNAP/EBT programs, nutrition incentive programs, among others that transform the food environment.

Programs: SNAP-Ed Chefs for Kids - Pick a Better Snack; Team Nutrition Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program; SNAP E&T Healthy Eating on a Budget; FoodSpan; Healthy Food, Healthy People
Teresa ByingtonByington, Teresa
Specialist, Early Childhood Education
(702) 940-5421

Expertise: Teresa Byington, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Specialist in Early Childhood Education

Programs: Child Care Provider Training (Child Development, Curriculum Areas), Child Development Associate (CDA) educational coursework, QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement System) Environmental Rating Scale assessors, Reducing the Risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in Child Care, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, Reflective Coaching, and Promoting the Social Emotional Development of Young Children (TACSEI).
Lana CaddelCaddel, Lana
Budget Analyst II
775-784-4788

Zoraida CalderaCaldera, Zoraida
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5570

Programs: All 4 Kids
Aunna CarltonCarlton, Aunna
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5540

Programs: Pick as better snack!/Chefs for Kids
Juan Carlos CervantesCervantes, Juan Carlos
Extension Educator
775-293-6599

Lindsay ChichesterChichester, Lindsay
Extension Educator
775-887-2252

Expertise: Lindsay’s expertise is in agriculture and livestock systems. She has experience and training in animal science, meat science, microbiology, food safety, consumer education, and crisis communication. Additionally, she has extensive knowledge and expertise with various social media platforms. She also manages the Community Garden and is on the Greenhouse Project Board.

Programs: Social Media Marketing and Promotion for Small Businesses
Launa ChouquerChouquer, Launa
Program Manager
775-726-3109

Programs: Youth Workforce Services
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.
Marguerite ClarkClark, Marguerite
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5568

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
Patricia ClickClick, Patricia
Administrative Letter of Appointment
775-945-3444 ext. 13

Expertise: Patricia assists the Extension Educator with accounts payable and grant reporting.

Programs: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program (Herds & Harvest), Nevada Risk Management Education, and American Indian USDA Outreach Project
Jay ClydeClyde, Jay
Community Based Instructor III
702-940-5415

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
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
Pilar CoetoCoeto, Pilar
Community Based Instructor II
702-257-5526

Expertise: Teaches pregnant and lactating mothers and parents of young children

Programs: Nurturing Partners
Robin CollinsCollins, Robin
Program Officer II
(702) 257-5543

Programs: EFNEP Youth-Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness
Willie DaughertyDaugherty, Willie
Program Officer I
(702) 257-5596

Programs: Career Edge — "Teens Taking Charge of Their Future!"
Michelle DavisDavis, Michelle
Administrative Assistant II
702-222-3130

Jay DavisonDavison, Jay
Specialist, Alternative Crops and Forage
(775) 423-5121

Expertise: Jay Davison's major interests are livestock grazing as an environmental management tool, evaluating low water use, high-value alternative crops suitable for producers, invasive weed control, and forage production/harvest strategies.

Programs: Alternative Crops, Domestic Water Quality, Invasive Weed Management, Livestock Grazing For Vegetation Management, Rangeland Management Education For Native American Producers In Nevada, Wildfire Fuels Management/Post Fire Rehabilitation
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
Jeannette DillesDilles, Jeannette
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

Programs: Family Storyteller
Nichol DobbsDobbs, Nichol
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5572

Programs: Healthy Steps to Freedom
No PhotoDoerr, Kevee
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

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

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
Jeff EckertEckert, Jeff
Administrator, Information Technology
(775) 784-4327

Expertise: Jeff provides the leadership and direction for all aspects of technology. Responsible for a network of 20 offices and approximately 250 end users, he strives to ensure that technology resources aid in accomplishing the overall goals of Cooperative Extension.

Ann EdmundsEdmunds, Ann
Program Officer II
(702) 257-5587

Expertise: Ann is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting Master Gardener volunteers. The Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada share their knowledge of desert gardening with the public by staffing the Home Gardening Help Line (702-257-5587), offering workshops, and assisting at community events and projects.

Programs: Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada
Staci EmmEmm, Staci
Extension Educator
(775) 945-3444

Expertise: Staci Emm is the Mineral County Extension Educator. She develops programs in community development, natural resources and youth development to facilitate the sustainability of rural communities.

Programs: 4-H, Community Development through Vegetation Management, Agriculture and Natural Resources Sustainability, Relationship building with American Indians.
Randy EmmEmm, Randy
Coordinator, Native American Programs
775-784-4848

Imelda EspejoEspejo, Imelda
IT Professional II
(702) 257-5503

Bill EvansEvans, Bill
Youth Development Specialist
(775) 784-7013

Expertise: Bill Evans is a specialist in the Human Development and Family Studies department. His areas of expertise are in youth-at-risk issues, adolescent violence prevention and suicide prevention. He is a collaborator on the Project MAGIC program.

Programs: 4-H Program Impact Assessment: Life Skills Learned and Management Goals, Capacity Building and General Support, CYF Program Plan, CYFERnet Teen Editor, EPA Arsenic Study Follow-Up Survey, Project MAGIC
Elaine FaginFagin, Elaine
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5573

Programs: Community Horticulture Education
Charlene FetterlyFetterly, Charlene
Community Based Instructor II
775-635-5565

Programs: 4-H/Youth Program Coordinator
Jenn FisherFisher, Jenn
Washoe County Master Gardener Program Assistant
775-336-0249

Frank FlavinFlavin, Frank
Northern Area Director
(775) 784-4848

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.

Steve FosterFoster, Steve
Extension Educator
(775) 273-2923

Expertise: Steve Foster works in the fields of agriculture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture and youth development. In addition, Steve is a certified crop advisor with hands-on experience in livestock production. As an Extension Educator in Pershing County, he addresses critical needs/issues with educational programs and training.

Programs: Agricultural production, Nevada Youth Range Camp, Pesticide Education, Beef Management, Alternative Agronomic Crops Production and Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program (Herds and Harvest).
Brenda FreemanFreeman, Brenda
Professor, Education
775-682-9353

Dione GanttGantt, Dione
Early Childhood Education


Luisa GarayGaray, Luisa
Community Based Instructor IV
702-948-5905

Expertise: 4-H

Holly GatzkeGatzke, Holly
Extension Educator
(775) 726-3109

Expertise: Holly's program areas are developing a local food industry in Nevada and assisting the county in economic, workforce, youth and community development.

Marissa GiampoliGiampoli, Marissa
Community Based Instructor III
(775)3360273

Programs: 4-H Youth Development, 4-H After School Program
Hayley GloecknerGloeckner, Hayley
Community Based Instructor III
(775) 726-3109

Expertise: Hayley Gloeckner recruits and trains adult volunteers to become 4-H club leaders. She promotes and teaches Eating Smart Being Active program and a high school financial planning program.

Programs: 4-H Clubs (horsemanship, sewing, quilting, cooking, woodburning, embroidery, livestock, tole painting etc.), shooting sports, High School Financial Planning Program.
Tatiana GouemGouem, Tatiana
Executive Assistant
(775) 784-7070

Expertise: Tatiana provides administrative support by processing fiscal documents, coordinating the development and use of master mailing databases, coordinating printing for mass mailings, producing statistical reports, making travel arrangements, coordinating job searches and providing support to the Dean.

Susan GroteguthGroteguth, Susan
4-H Program Manager
(775) 463-6541

Expertise: Susan Groteguth works with youth and adults to help support and implement 4-H projects in Southern Lyon County including: livestock, home arts, community pride and 4-H Afterschool. She is also a MAGIC Program instructor.

Programs: 4-H Afterschool, Library summer reading program, Health Rocks!, Character Counts and the MAGIC Program.
Noel GuecoGueco, Noel
Information Systems Specialist
702-257-5549

No PhotoHaack-Damon, Becca
Community Based Instructor III
775-784-4848

Programs: Grow Yourself Healthy, Small Steps 4 Big Changes
No PhotoHagen, Schyler
Community Based Instructor II
775-945-3444

Programs: 4-H
Judy HaltermanHalterman, Judy
Community Based Instructor III
775-463-6541

Expertise: Judy educates youth in health and wellness through proper nutrition and exercise in rural areas and Native American Reservations. Judy is also passionate about teaching youngsters how to sustain and maintain a garden, while teaching them about healthy eating choices.

Programs: Anti-obesity program Veggies for Kids, Summer Institute for youth, School Gardens.
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.
Tom HarrisHarris, Tom
Community Development Specialist
(775) 784-1681

Expertise: Tom Harris works with county Extension educators in the areas of economic analysis and development, county government fiscal analysis and impact models.

Programs: Director of the University Center for Economic Development
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.
David HarrisonHarrison, David
Social Media Coordinator for Veggies for Kids


Expertise: David works with the Veggies for Kids program in Elko, Mineral, Lyon, and Washoe Counties, creating videos, multimedia content, and social marketing materials. He has worked for the University of Nevada, Reno since 2012, first as an Instructional Designer within the Teaching and Learning Technologies division and since 2017 for Cooperative Extension. He holds a doctorate in Instructional Design & Technology from Old Dominion University with a research focus of learning strategies and educational videos, and has lived in Northern Nevada since the late 1980’s.

Programs: Veggies for Kids
No PhotoHavens, Dawn
Cook II
(775) 588-6943

Billie Sue HeckethornHeckethorn, Billie Sue
4-H Youth Development
(775) 293-6599

Melody HefnerHefner, Melody
Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator
(775) 784-4848

Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Carol HendrixHendrix, Carol
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5528

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), SNAP E&T Healthy Eating on a Budget
Adriana HernandezHernandez, Adriana
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5941

Programs: 4-H
Denise HoustonHouston, Denise
Community Based Instructor III
702-308-6736

Programs: Mesquite 4-H
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

Mercedes HutchinsHutchins, Mercedes
Early Childhood Education


Stormy IngersollIngersoll, Stormy
4-H Coordinator
775-727-5532

Programs: 4-H
Karyn JohnsonJohnson, Karyn
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5523

Programs: Food for Thoughts (School Gardens)
Lena JohnstoneJohnstone, Lena
Administrative Assistant
(775) 782-9960

Expertise: Lena provides office support for the Douglas County office, including updating the website calendar.

Donna JonesJones, Donna

775-726-3109

Programs: Little Books & Little Cooks
No PhotoKevan, Candie
Secretary
(775) 738-7291

Eric KillianKillian, Eric
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.

YaeBin KimKim, YaeBin
Specialist, Parenting Education - Child Development
(702) 257-5521

Expertise: YaeBin Kim, Assistant Professor of Parenting Education and Child Development, focuses on early language and literacy skills, school readiness, parenting education and developmental milestones.

Programs: Partners in Parenting; Little Books & Little Cooks, Family Storyteller, Fun to Play for Preschoolers, Child Safety and Welfare and Raising Your Relatives Kids.
No PhotoKollar, Kelly
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.

Tiffany KozsanKozsan, Tiffany
Temporary Faculty-Admin
775-784-4790

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.

Marisa E. LacroixLacroix, Marisa E.
Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
702-948-5944

Keith LarsonLarson, Keith
Administrative Clerk
775-726-3109

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

Programs: Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada
Joseph LednickyLednicky, Joseph
Statistian II
702-948-5971

Susan LednickyLednicky, Susan
Program Officer III
(702) 257-5548

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack, Kids Cook
Paul LessickLessick, Paul
Human Resources Specialist
(702) 257-5577

Expertise: As the southern area's human resource manager, Paul is responsible for the day-to-day human resource operations for Clark County, Lincoln County and southern Nye County. He has a bachelor's degree in liberal studies as well as a master's degree in human resources management.

Karina LeVesqueLeVesque, Karina
Assistant Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
775-813-0758

Steve LewisLewis, Steve
Extension Educator
(775) 782-9960

Expertise: Steve Lewis works in the fields of natural resources, community development, sustainable agriculture and youth development. As an Extension Educator in Douglas County, he addresses critical needs/issues with training and assessment.

Programs: Carson Valley Water Quality Education Program, Compost Your Combustibles, Leadership Douglas County, Sage Grouse Conservation, Water Quality Education, Western Nevada Flood Education Program
Anne LindsayLindsay, Anne
Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Public Health
(702) 940-5434

Expertise: PhD, Public Health; M.S., Exercise Physiology. Annie is the physical activity expert in Extension for the state and the specialist for Clark County. Her education and research includes adult and youth fitness and physical activity; early childhood physical literacy and health; women and girls under correctional supervision with co-occurring issues in substance abuse, eating disorders, body image and health; and obesity prevention in rural Nevadans.

Programs: Healthy Steps to Freedom; All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit (community & school-based); Healthy Kids Festival; Community-based Obesity Prevention Intervention for Early Childhood Centers
No PhotoMacKay, Joelle

775-237-5326

Programs: 4-H
No PhotoMalay, Bailie
Community Based Instructor II
775-273-2923

Felisa Mandujano TorresMandujano Torres, Felisa
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5938

Programs: Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Elizabeth MapulaMapula, Elizabeth
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5517

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
Sally MartinMartin, Sally
Family Life Specialist
(775) 784-7009

Expertise: Sally Martin focuses on family literacy, childcare quality, parenting education and child abuse and neglect prevention. Her research includes identifying and understanding risk and protective factors, intergenerational interactions and cultural issues.

Programs: Caring 4 Kids, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting, Child Care Needs Assessment, Early Literacy Training for Child Care, Family Literacy, Healthy Child Care Nevada, Nevada Kids Count Data Book, Nurturing Partners, Partners in Parenting, Project MAGIC
Kent McAdooMcAdoo, Kent
Specialist, Rangeland Resources
(775) 738-7291

Expertise: Kent McAdoo's areas of interest include rangeland revegetation, wildlife habitat enhancement, collaborative/holistic land management, alternative ranch incomes, proper functioning condition of riparian areas and native seed production/collection.

Programs: Nevada Youth Range Camp, Rangeland Management Education For Native American Producers In Nevada, Restoring Rangeland Health, Sustainable Biodiversity/Multiple Use Of Rangelands, Resource Conflict Resolution, Invasive Weed Management
Gary McCuinMcCuin, Gary
Extension Educator
775-385-5248

Programs: 4-H, Natural Resources, Agriculture
Dixie McKayMcKay, Dixie
Administrative Assistant
775-273-2923

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

Chelle MillerMiller, Chelle
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5565

Expertise: Little Books & Little Cooks

Marilyn MingMing, Marilyn
Marketing/PR Specialist
(702) 257-5516

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.

Marcia MoffittMoffitt, Marcia
Program Manager
(775) 463-6541

Expertise: Marcia Moffitt is a Master Gardener and Internationally Certified Arborist (ISA). She works with the public to support and implement horticulture and arboriculture programs, including plant problem diagnostics and insect identification.

Programs: Master Gardeners, Small Ranch Projects, and Living on the Land
Crystal MomiiMomii, Crystal
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5591

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
Shannon MontanaMontana, Shannon
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.
Cindi Kay MoreheadMorehead, Cindi Kay
Administrative Assistant III
702-940-5430

Christian MunozMunoz, Christian
Web Communications Specialist
(775) 784-4787

Marcos Javier MuroMuro, Marcos Javier
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5943

Programs: Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program
Danny MurphyMurphy, Danny
4-H Program Manager, Clark County
(702) 948-5940

No PhotoNazarechuk, Christine
Administrative Assistant III
775-336-0269

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
Stephanie NeillNeill, Stephanie
Human Resources Manager
775-336-0250

Elika NematianNematian, Elika
Health Resources and Programming for Older Adults
702-948-5911

Expertise: Health & Nutrition

Joy NewtonNewton, Joy
Extension Educator
775-463-6541

Expertise: Joy works as the IPM Educator with Early Detection and Rapid Response, Weeds to Watch, and other invasive weed management programs. Her interests include: invasive weed management, pest management, honey bees, native insects, and promoting the public education of these issues.

Programs: Early Detection and Rapid Response, Weeds to Watch, and other invasive weed management programs.
Nadia NoelNoel, Nadia
Radon Education Coordinator
775-336-0252

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
775-784-4848

Angela O'CallaghanO'Callaghan, Angela
Specialist, Social Horticulture
(702) 257-5581

Expertise: Angela O'Callaghan's areas of expertise are in horticulture, plant science and desert gardening. Her programs focus on school gardening and the Gardening in Small Places series, designed for those who want good horticulture information.

Programs: Master Gardeners, Food for Thoughts school gardens program, Beginning Desert Gardening, Basic Principles of Landscape Management, Gardening in small places, Teaching Through Mass Media, Composting in Southern Nevada, Integrated Pest Management, Pesticide Safety, Variety trials for vegetables that can be locally produced.
Ron OdenOden, Ron
Illustrator and Media Production Specialist


Expertise: Ron provides creative services in graphic design, illustration and media production for cooperative extension projects and grants. Programs: Water for the Seasons, Native Waters on Arid Lands, Herds and Harvest, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFR), Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP), RMA, others.

Kerri Jean OrmerodOrmerod, Kerri Jean
Water, Climate, & Drought Hazards Program Leader/ Assistant Professor
775-784-6347

Expertise: Kerri Jean Ormerod is the Program Leader in Water, Climate, & Drought Hazards. Her primary areas of expertise are human-environment interactions, water governance, landscape monitoring and socio-cultural components of risk perception.

Programs: Water, Climate, & Drought Hazards, Nevada Co-coodinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network
Denise ParsonsParsons, Denise
Program Officer I
(702) 948-5906

Programs: Nevada Naturalist
Cathy PeshlakaiPeshlakai, Cathy
Program Officer II
702-257-5561

Programs: Early Childhood Development, Child Care Provider Training Coordinator, Nevada Ready Early Childhood Training, Opportunity Village Jobs Program Early Childhood Training
Heidi PetermeierPetermeier, Heidi
Program Officer II
(702) 257-5588

Programs: Partners in Parenting
Monica PetersonPeterson, Monica
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

Molly PezzutoPezzuto, Molly
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
Pam PowellPowell, Pam
Extension Educator
(775) 423-5121

Expertise: Pamela Powell's areas of interest include education about domestic violence awareness and intervention; health and wellness education for rural communities; wellness programs for Nevada's rural aging population.

Programs: Heart and Shield: Healthy Rural Communities, Herds & Harvest
Reggie PremoPremo, Reggie
Specialist, Community Outreach
775-757-2120

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

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
LaShauna ProctorProctor, LaShauna
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5569

Expertise: Teaches second-grade students

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
James QuiazonQuiazon, James
IT Technician II
702-257-5544

Maya RaimondiRaimondi, Maya
Assistant Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
702-940-5435

Peggy RainesRaines, Peggy
Horticulture Instructor
(702) 397-2604 ext. 4

No PhotoReaney, Erin
Community Based Instructor II
775-784-4848

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.
Cynthia (Chelle) ReedReed, Cynthia (Chelle)
Community Based Instructor IV
702-257-5536

Programs: Community Horticulture
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.

Kristin RidleyRidley, Kristin
Office Specialist
(775)-782-9960

M.L. RobinsonRobinson, M.L.
Specialist, Horticulture
(702) 257-5529

Expertise: M. L. Robinson has had a 22-year career in Environmental Horticulture and related fields as an Associate Professor/Specialist for the University of Nevada and the University of Florida. Areas of expertise include water conservation, natural resources, palms, desert plants (cactus, succulents and Mojave natives) and integrated pest management.

Programs: Desert Bio-scape (sustainable horticulture), Desert Green (a two-day annual conference and mini trade show), Environmentally Friendly Pest Control, Integrated Pest Management and Training, Correctional Horticultural Training.
Jamie Roice-GomesRoice-Gomes, Jamie
Living With Fire Outreach Coordinator
775-336-0261

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
775-336-0258

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.

Barbara RyanRyan, Barbara
Budget Analyst I
702-257-5502

Antonio SantoSanto, Antonio
Faculty Instructor
702-257-5547

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Brad SchultzSchultz, Brad
Extension Educator
(775) 623-6304

Expertise: Brad has a background in Rangeland Resource Management, with expertise in grazing management, plant-animal relationships, vegetation management and change, sage-grouse issues, fire and fuels management and noxious weeds.

Programs: Nevada Range Management School, Humboldt County Noxious Weed Program, Humboldt County Rangeland Resource Program
Ev SemenchukSemenchuk, Ev
Administrative Assistant II
775-336-0254

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.

Leticia ServinServin, Leticia
Community Based Instructor II
(775) 887-2252

Expertise: Leticia is a Community Based Instructor providing Hispanic outreach services in Carson City.

Programs: ALITAS - Alliance of Latinas in Teen Action and Solidarity. META - Making Education the Answer for high school Latinos. The Parent Project (in Spanish). Summer Home Visit Program for At-risk Freshmen.
Carol ShillingShilling, Carol
4-H Coordinator
775-482-6794

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

Programs: 4-H After School
Loretta SingletarySingletary, Loretta
Professor and Interdisciplinary Outreach Liaison
775-771-4452

Expertise: Loretta Singletary's interests are in the area of applied economics, emphasizing participatory research methods and interdisciplinary approaches to address complex and often contentious natural resource issues. Her current integrated research and outreach programs include assessing community climate resiliency in snow-fed arid land river systems, enhancing tribal community climate resiliency and planning, and identifying sustainable agriculture and resource management issues unique to American Indian lands.

Programs: Water for the Seasons, Native Waters on Arid Lands and People of the Land
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
Erin SkaggsSkaggs, Erin
Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
702-257-5589

Marilyn SmithSmith, Marilyn
Specialist - Youth Development
(775) 738-7291

Expertise: Marilyn Smith's areas of interest are substance abuse prevention, needs assessments and targeted programming for high-risk youth. She works in collaboration with community agencies, including juvenile probation departments and schools.

Programs: 4-H Program Impact Assessment: Life Skills Learned and Management Goals, Project MAGIC, Parenting
Ed SmithSmith, Ed
Specialist, Natural Resources
(775) 782-9960

Expertise: Ed Smith works with property owners, fire departments and land management agencies to reduce wildfire threat to Nevada's wildland-urban interface communities. He serves as co-manager of the Living With Fire and is responsible for the technical aspects of the program.

Programs: Living With Fire, Community Wildfire Protection Plans, Mulch Combustibility, Be Ember Aware, Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Ember House Youth Activity
Olga SotoSoto, Olga
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5567

Programs: Partners in Parenting
Lacey SproulSproul, Lacey
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
4-H Youth Development Director
775-784-7070

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

Sherm SwansonSwanson, Sherm
Range/Riparian Specialist
(775) 784-4057

Expertise: Sherm Swanson's interests are vegetation in streams and rivers, channel and floodplain form, hydrology management, watershed processes, rangeland vegetation management, livestock grazing, invasive weeds, wildlife and adaptive management.

Programs: Riparian Programs
Susan TaylorTaylor, Susan
Program Officer III
702-948-5944

Programs: All 4 Kids
Michael TaylorTaylor, Michael
Specialist, Agricultural & Resource Economics/ Assistant Professor
(775) 784-1679

Expertise: Mike Taylor is an applied agricultural and resource economist whose interests include wildland fire, invasive species management, water management and regional economic development.

Programs: Development of the native plant materials industry in Nevada.
Lisa TaylorTaylor, Lisa
Lander County Extension Educator
(775) 635-5565

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 Lander County, she addresses critical needs and issues with training and assessment.

Alyssa ThomThom, Alyssa
Administrative Assistant IV
775-336-0255

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.

Jaime TorrealdayTorrealday, Jaime
Lincoln County Workforce
775-726-3109

Programs: Adult Workforce Services
No PhotoUsinger, Janet
Specialist/Research and Educational Planning Center
(775) 784-2321

Expertise: Janet Usinger is an associate professor in the university's Department of Educational Leadership.

Programs: Gear Up (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)
Yohana Vasquez-MontenegroVasquez-Montenegro, Yohana
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5949

Programs: Early Childhood Education
Sara VelasquezVelasquez, Sara
Program Officer II
(702) 948-5918

Expertise: A Certified Health Education Specialist, Sara collaborates with the local substance abuse treatment community to help women in court-ordered treatment facilities with co-occurring issues in substance abuse, eating disorders, body image and health. She also serves on the board of the Nevada Public Health Association.

Programs: Healthy Steps to Freedom
Yele’ D. WagonerWagoner, Yele’ D.
Duplicating Machine Operator III
702-257-5585

Mark WalkerWalker, Mark
Director
775-784-7071

Dianna WalkerWalker, Dianna
Adminisitrative Assistant II
702-397-2604

Sandy WallinWallin, Sandy
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.
Tarah WeaverWeaver, Tarah
Community Based Instructor III
(775) 463-6541

Expertise: Tarah works with local Lyon County schools and families to make policy, system, and environmental changes to enhance better nutrition and physical activity through the Veggies for Kids program. She also uses school gardens to educate youth on how to have a successful garden.

Programs: Anti-obesity program Veggies for Kids, Summer Institute for youth, School Gardens.
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
Claudene WhartonWharton, Claudene
Communications Specialist
775-784-7072

Expertise: Supports UNCE's mission by providing leadership and direction for its strategic image enhancement and accountability programs, including development, execution and evaluation of marketing, media relations, community relations, electronic communications and internal, campus, statewide and national communication programs.

No PhotoWhitten, Pat
Administrative Aid
(775) 423-5121

Expertise: Pat provides fiscal, human resources and administrative support to the Churchill County Cooperative Extension office in Fallon.

Victor WilliamsWilliams, Victor
Community Based Instructor III
775-773-2360

Programs: Walker River Reservation
Lisa WilsonWilson, Lisa
Fiscal Manager - Southern Area
702-257-5559

Réshard WilsonWilson, Réshard
Temp-Faculty
702-940-5427

Programs: Business Development Advisor
Kent WorkerWorker, Kent
4-H Camp Manager
(775) 588-6943

Expertise: Kent, Nevada State 4-H Camp Facility Manager & Coordinator manages the 33-acre camp and coordinates incoming events and groups.

Programs: Kent develops and supervises Leadership Challenge Course activities, and engages participants in team and trust building exercises.
Sarah WrightWright, Sarah
Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
702-257-5563

Expertise: Early Childhood Education

Programs: Early Childhood Development, Child Care Provider Training and Coaching, Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program, and CDA (Child Development Associate) credential educational hours.
Tamara WynneWynne, Tamara
Research Associate II
702-786-4361

Programs: Research Center and Demonstration Orchard
4600 Horse Dr.
North Las Vegas, NV 89131
Mark WynneWynne, Mark
Temp Research Technician


Amber YoderYoder, Amber
Budget Analyst
775-784-4848

Mary ZeniouZeniou, Mary
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5935

Programs: Workforce Development