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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Heather Schaffer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHeather SchafferCounty Extension Director, Community Resource Development Call Heather Email Heather Guilford County Center

4-H Youth Development

Meredith Kreeger, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMeredith KreegerExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Meredith Email Meredith Guilford County CenterSarah Paschall, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSarah PaschallExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Sarah Email Sarah Guilford County CenterLauren Taubert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren Taubert4-H Program Assistant Call Lauren Email Lauren Guilford County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ben Grandon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBen GrandonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture and Field Crops Call Ben Email Ben Guilford County CenterTaylor Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTaylor JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture Call Taylor Email Taylor Guilford County CenterCole Maness, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCole ManessExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock and Forage Crops Call Cole Email Cole Guilford County CenterCrystal Mercer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCrystal MercerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Community & School Gardens Call Crystal Email Crystal Guilford County Center

Community Development

Jeffrey Catesplay_circle_filledJeffrey CatesExtension Agent, Digital Literacy Call Jeffrey Email Jeffrey Guilford County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Shanna Scott, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShanna ScottEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant- Youth, Pregnant Teens, Adults Call Shanna Email Shanna Guilford County CenterVince Webb, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionVince Webb, Jr.Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Vince Email Vince Guilford County Center


Caroline DiGrande, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCaroline DiGrandeOutreach Specialist Call Caroline Email Caroline Guilford County CenterRachel Herring, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRachel HerringCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Rachel Email Rachel Guilford County Center


Alyssa McKimProgram Coordinator, Food Security Call Alyssa Email Alyssa Guilford 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 Guilford County Center, they may not be present in the Guilford County Center. Please contact the Guilford County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jonas Asbill, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJonas AsbillArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 20 CountiesBased out of RandolphCall Jonas Email Jonas Randolph County Center 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 Carla Dockery, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarla DockeryRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Serves 8 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Carla Email Carla Agricultural & Human Sciences Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of GatesCall Erin Email Erin Gates County Center Nathan Gatlin, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNathan GatlinArea Specialized Agent - Forestry Serves 47 Counties and EBCIBased out of WilkesCall Nathan Email Nathan Wilkes County Center Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of CabarrusCall Stacey Email Stacey Cabarrus County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Davidson 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 - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Western NC) Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Elena Email Elena Horticultural Science 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