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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

David Fogarty, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDavid FogartyCounty Extension Director Call David Email David Gaston County Center

4-H Youth Development

Rich Chuvala, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRich ChuvalaExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Rich Email Rich Gaston County CenterMarcus Cyprian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarcus CyprianProgram Assistant - Agriculture, Horticulture Call Marcus Email Marcus Gaston County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Julie Flowers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJulie FlowersArea Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture Call Julie Email Julie Gaston County CenterPayton Flowers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPayton FlowersAsst. Extension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Payton Email Payton Gaston County CenterLara Worden, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLara WordenArea Agent, Agriculture Call Lara Email Lara Gaston County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Belinda Bogle, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBelinda BogleTriple P Parent Practitioner Call Belinda Email Belinda Gaston County CenterPam Brysonplay_circle_filledPam BrysonProgram Coordinator Call Pam Email Pam Gaston County CenterLinda Mingesplay_circle_filledLinda MingesExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Linda Email Linda Gaston County Center

Support

Cyndy Gustashaw, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCyndy GustashawCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Cyndy Email Cyndy Gaston 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 Gaston County Center, they may not be present in the Gaston County Center. Please contact the Gaston County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Serves 19 CountiesBased out of IredellCall Jenny Email Jenny Iredell County Center Candice Christian, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandice ChristianArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Candice Email Candice Agricultural & Human Sciences 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 April Dillon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionApril DillonArea Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Serves 30 Counties and EBCIBased out of ClevelandCall April Email April Cleveland County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard Email Richard Harnett County Center Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of HendersonCall Craig Email Craig Henderson 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 Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Elena Email Elena Horticultural Science Amanda Taylor, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 28 CountiesBased out of BurkeCall Amanda Email Amanda Burke 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