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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Leigh Guth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLeigh GuthCounty Extension Director Call Leigh E-mail Leigh Pitt County Center

4-H Youth Development

Lauren Dail, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren DailExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Lauren E-mail Lauren Pitt County CenterMakeema Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMakeema RossYouth EFNEP Educator Call Makeema E-mail Makeema Pitt County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Andy Burlingham, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAndy BurlinghamExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Andy E-mail Andy Pitt County CenterCarrie Ortel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarrie OrtelExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Carrie E-mail Carrie Pitt County CenterHannah Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHannah SmithExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Hannah E-mail Hannah Pitt County CenterMitch Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch SmithExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Mitch E-mail Mitch Edgecombe County CenterJoni Torres, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoni TorresCommunity Garden Technician, Agriculture - Community Garden Call Joni E-mail Joni Pitt County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Taneisha Armstrong, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTaneisha ArmstrongExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Taneisha E-mail Taneisha Pitt County Center

Support

Brigitte Perry, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrigitte PerryCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Brigitte E-mail Brigitte Pitt 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 Pitt County Center, they may not be present in the Pitt County Center. Please contact the Pitt County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Susan Chase, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSusan ChaseRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - Northeast EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 10 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Susan E-mail Susan Agricultural & Human Sciences Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Candice E-mail Candice Agricultural & Human Sciences Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti E-mail Marti Orange County Center Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of GatesCall Erin E-mail Erin Gates County Center Steve Gabel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve GabelArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 22 CountiesBased out of ChowanCall Steve E-mail Steve Chowan County Center Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science Lynette Johnston, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition SciencesCall Dr. Lynette E-mail Dr. Lynette Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby E-mail 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 E-mail Danny Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea 4-H Agent, East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori E-mail Lori Johnston County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley E-mail Ashley Chatham County Center Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Margaret E-mail Margaret Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip E-mail Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Scott Tilley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionScott TilleyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Serves 24 CountiesBased out of WashingtonCall Scott E-mail Scott Washington County Center Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch E-mail Mitch Wake County Center