NC Cooperative Extension

Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Photo of Karen NeillKaren NeillCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture - Urban Horticulture (336) 641-2400 karen_neill@ncsu.eduGuilford County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Peggie Lewis JoycePeggie Lewis JoyceExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (336) 641-2400 peggie_lewis@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyPhoto of Sadie PayneSadie PayneExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (336) 641-2400 (Office) sadie_payne@ncsu.eduGuilford County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Ben ChaseBen ChaseExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock (336) 342-8235 ben_chase@ncsu.eduRockingham CountyPhoto of John IveyJohn IveyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Crop Science (336) 641-2416 john_ivey@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyPhoto of Hanna PettusHanna PettusExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (336) 641-2407 hanna_pettus@ncsu.eduGuilford County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Shameca BattleShameca BattleExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (336) 641-2415 sbattle4@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyPhoto of Lisa BenaventeLisa BenaventeNorth Central District EFNEP Extension Associate (919) 245-2054 lisa_benavente@ncsu.eduOrange CountyPhoto of Arnicia GudgerArnicia GudgerNutrition Program Assistant, EFNEP (336) 641-2411 arnicia_gudger@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyMedina JollyProgram Assistant, EFNEP (336) 641-2400 (Office) mljolly2@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyPhoto of Barbara StrongBarbara StrongFamily Education Program Associate (336) 641-2430 barbara_strong@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyPhoto of Vince Webb, Jr.Vince Webb, Jr.Assistant Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (336) 641-2400 vwebb@ncsu.eduGuilford County


Photo of Deb FullerDeb FullerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (336) 641-2433 ddfuller@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyPhoto of Mignon SheppardMignon SheppardCounty Extension Support Specialist (336) 641-2421 mignon_sheppard@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyPhoto of Lauren TaubertLauren TaubertCounty Extension Support Specialist (336) 641-2400 (Office) lauren_taubert@ncsu.eduGuilford County


Photo of Crystal MercerCrystal MercerExtension Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator (336) 641-2414 cbmerce3@ncsu.eduGuilford CountyPhoto of Cynthia NielsenCynthia NielsenSchool Curriculum Coordinator, Horticulture (336) 641-2400 (Office) cynthia_nielsen@ncsu.eduGuilford County

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 Guilford County Center, they may not be present in the Guilford County Center. Please contact the Guilford County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Daniel CampeauDaniel CampeauArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 27 CountiesBased out of Chatham County(919) 542-8202 dccampea@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Marti DayMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 25 CountiesBased out of Chatham County(919) 542-8202 marti_day@ncsu.eduChatham County Photo of Erin EureErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits & Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of Gates County(252) 357-1400 erin_eure@ncsu.eduGates County Photo of Stacey JonesStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent - Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 29 CountiesBased out of Cabarrus County(704) 920-3310 (Office) stacey_jones@ncsu.eduCabarrus County