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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

David Fogarty, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDavid FogartyCounty Extension Director Call David E-mail David Gaston County Center

4-H Youth Development

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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

Family and Consumer Sciences

Belinda Bogle, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBelinda BogleTriple P Parent Practitioner Call Belinda E-mail Belinda Gaston County CenterPam Bryson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPam BrysonProgram Coordinator Call Pam E-mail Pam Gaston County CenterJudith Garcia, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJudith GarciaEFNEP Educator Call Judith E-mail Judith Gaston County CenterLinda Minges, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLinda MingesExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Linda E-mail Linda Gaston County Center

Support

Cyndy Gustashaw, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCyndy GustashawCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Cyndy E-mail 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 E-mail 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 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 April Dillon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionApril DillonArea Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Serves 30 Counties and EBCIBased out of ClevelandCall April E-mail April Cleveland County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard E-mail Richard Harnett 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 Craig Mauney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCraig MauneyArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of HendersonCall Craig E-mail Craig Henderson 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 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 E-mail Elena Horticultural Science Amanda Taylor, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent, Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 28 CountiesBased out of BurkeCall Amanda E-mail 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 E-mail Mitch Wake County Center