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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Photo of Mark SeitzMark SeitzCounty Extension Director (910) 259-1235 (Office) mark_seitz@ncsu.eduPender County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Liz PetersonLiz PetersonExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 259-1235 (Office) eapeter2@ncsu.eduPender County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Tim MathewsTim MathewsExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture and Local Foods (910) 259-1235 (Office) tim_mathews@ncsu.eduPender County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Morgan McKnightMorgan McKnightExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (910) 798-7660 (Office) morgan_mcknight@ncsu.eduNew Hanover County

Support

Photo of Reatha HoffmanReatha HoffmanCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (910) 259-1235 (Office) reatha_hoffman@ncsu.eduPender County

Other

Traci Spencer4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development (910) 259-1235 (Office) tjspenc2@ncsu.eduPender CountyPhoto of Sara WingateSara WingateExtension Asst - Nutrition Educator (910) 259-1235 swingat@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences

Area Specialized Agents

These agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. While their knowledge and expertise is available to residents of Pender County Center, they may not be present in the Pender County Center. Please contact the Pender County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Mike FrinskoMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 448-9621 (Office) mike_frinsko@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Marissa HerchlerMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 101 CountiesBased out of Poultry Science(919) 515-5396 marissa_herchler@ncsu.eduPoultry Science Photo of Dr. Lynette JohnstonDr. Lynette JohnstonArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science(919) 515-0303 lynette_johnston@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science Photo of Colby LambertColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 31 CountiesBased out of Harnett(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Danny LauderdaleDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 43 CountiesBased out of Wilson(252) 237-0111 (Office) danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Bill LordBill LordArea Specialized Agent, Water Resources Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Franklin(919) 496-3344 (Office) william_lord@ncsu.eduFranklin County Photo of Rachel McDowellRachel McDowellArea Specialized Agent, Consumer & Retail Food Safety Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Agricultural and Human Sciences(919) 515-9155 romcdowe@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences Photo of Dr. Diana RashashDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent, Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Onslow(910) 455-5873 (Office) diana_rashash@ncsu.eduOnslow County Photo of Margaret RossMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Jones(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Dr. Chip Simmons, IIIDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(919) 414-5632 odsimmon@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Allan ThorntonAllan ThorntonExtension Associate Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science(910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science Photo of Mitch WoodwardMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 CountiesBased out of Wake(919) 250-1112 mdwoodwa@ncsu.eduWake County