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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Colleen Church, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColleen ChurchCounty Extension Director, Family & Consumer Sciences & Interim CED, Forsyth Call Colleen Email Colleen Davie County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Chris Bryant, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionChris BryantProgram Coordinator, Urban Agriculture / STEM Agricultural Literacy Call Chris Email Chris Forsyth County CenterRebecca Crapsplay_circle_filledRebecca CrapsExtension Agent, Environment and Natural Resources Call Rebecca Email Rebecca Forsyth County CenterDerek Morris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDerek MorrisAgricultural Technician Call Derek Email Derek Forsyth County CenterCeline Richardplay_circle_filledCeline RichardExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Celine Email Celine Forsyth County CenterLeslie Roseplay_circle_filledLeslie RoseExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Leslie Email Leslie Forsyth County CenterMatthew Scogginsplay_circle_filledMatthew ScogginsCommunity Garden Coordinator Call Matthew Email Matthew Forsyth County Center

Community Development

Anika Parksplay_circle_filledAnika ParksVolunteer Coordinator Call Anika Email Anika Forsyth County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Caila Cater-Edwards, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCaila Cater-EdwardsEFNEP Educator Call Caila Email Caila Forsyth County CenterRhett Kyleplay_circle_filledRhett KyleExtension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences Call Rhett Email Rhett Forsyth County CenterVirginia Lopezplay_circle_filledVirginia LopezExtension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences Call Virginia Email Virginia Forsyth County Center


Maria Brown, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMaria BrownCounty Extension Office Assistant Call Maria Email Maria Forsyth County CenterKathy Hepler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKathy HeplerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Kathy Email Kathy Forsyth 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 Forsyth County Center, they may not be present in the Forsyth County Center. Please contact the Forsyth County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jonas Asbill, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJonas AsbillArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Jonas Email Jonas Serves 20 CountiesBased out of Randolph County Center Stephen Bishop, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephen BishopWestern Director, NC FarmLink Call Stephen Email Stephen Serves 45 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Call Marissa Email Marissa Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Prestage Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Call Marti Email Marti Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange County Center Tom Dyson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom DysonArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine Call Tom Email Tom Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Gaston County Center Nathan Gatlin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNathan GatlinArea Specialized Agent - Forestry Call Nathan Email Nathan Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wilkes County Center Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Call Stacey Email Stacey Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - Central Region Call Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Serves 36 CountiesBased out of Davidson County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production Call Craig Email Craig Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Western NC) Call Elena Email Elena Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural Science George Selden, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGeorge SeldenArea Specialized Agent, Aquaculture Call George Email George Serves 39 Counties and EBCIBased out of Haywood County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Call Mitch Email Mitch Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake County Center