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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Matt Lenhardt, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt LenhardtCounty Extension Director and Commercial Horticulture Call Matt Email Matt Brunswick County Center

4-H Youth Development

Angie Lawrenceplay_circle_filledAngie LawrenceEFNEP Nutrition Educator, 4-H Program Associate Call Angie Email Angie Brunswick County CenterJamie Lester, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJamie LesterExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Jamie Email Jamie Brunswick County CenterLeianna Miller, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLeianna Miller4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Call Leianna Email Leianna Brunswick County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Shawn Lennon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShawn LennonProgram Assistant - Agriculture, Horticulture Call Shawn Email Shawn Brunswick County CenterAmy Mead, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmy MeadArea Agent, Natural Resources and Environmental Education Call Amy Email Amy Brunswick County CenterKrystyna Ochota, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKrystyna OchotaConsumer Horticulture: Program Assistant and Master Gardener Coordinator Call Krystyna Email Krystyna Brunswick County CenterTom Woodsplay_circle_filledTom WoodsExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Tom Email Tom Brunswick County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Cheryle Syracuse, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCheryle SyracuseFamily and Consumer Science Call Cheryle Email Cheryle Brunswick County Center


Donae Yoos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDonae YoosAdministrative Assistant Call Donae Email Donae Brunswick County Center


Jimmy Davis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJimmy DavisProgram Coordinator, Extension Program Assistant - Teen Court Call Jimmy Email Jimmy Brunswick 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 Brunswick County Center, they may not be present in the Brunswick County Center. Please contact the Brunswick County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

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 Emily Foley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmily FoleyRegional Nutrition Extension Associate - EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 13 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Emily Email Emily Agricultural & Human Sciences Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Mike Email Mike Jones 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 Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby Email Colby Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny Email Danny Wilson 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 Margaret Ross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of JonesCall Margaret Email Margaret Jones County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of SampsonCall Allan Email Allan Sampson 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