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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Kevin Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKevin JohnsonCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, Agriculture Call Kevin Email Kevin Wayne County Center

4-H Youth Development

Jessica Hamilton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica HamiltonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Jessica Email Jessica Wayne County CenterBailey Tilghman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBailey Tilghman4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Bailey Email Bailey Wayne County CenterSummer Young, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSummer Young4-H Program Assistant Call Summer Email Summer Wayne County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Daryl Anderson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDaryl AndersonExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Daryl Email Daryl Wayne County CenterJessica Strickland, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica StricklandExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Jessica Email Jessica Wayne County CenterStefani Sykes, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStefani SykesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Stefani Email Stefani Wayne County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Michelle Estrada, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMichelle EstradaExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Michelle Email Michelle Wayne County CenterDinorah Keith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDinorah KeithEFNEP Educator Call Dinorah Email Dinorah Wayne County Center


Britney Barbour, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBritney BarbourCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Britney Email Britney Wayne County CenterMaryann George, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMaryann GeorgeCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Maryann Email Maryann Wayne County CenterGreta Reese, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGreta ReeseCounty Extension Support Specialist and Social Media Coordinator Call Greta Email Greta Wayne County CenterSharon Sutton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSharon SuttonCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Sharon Email Sharon Wayne County Center


Christal Howell SmithFarm Credit Farmers Market Manager Call Christal Email Christal Wayne 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 Wayne County Center, they may not be present in the Wayne County Center. Please contact the Wayne County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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 Emily Foley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmily FoleyRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 13 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Emily Email Emily Agricultural & Human Sciences Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Mike Email Mike Jones 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 Agent, 4-H Youth Development - 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 - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of SampsonCall Allan Email Allan Sampson 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