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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Howard Wallace, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHoward Wallace, IICounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Howard E-mail Howard Hoke County Center

4-H Youth Development

Cathy Brown, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCathy BrownExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Cathy E-mail Cathy Hoke County CenterGina Daniels, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGina Daniels4-H Life Skills Program Assistant, 4-H Call Gina E-mail Gina Hoke County CenterTamika McLean, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTamika McLeanEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Associate Call Tamika E-mail Tamika Hoke County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Liz Lahti, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLiz LahtiArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Liz E-mail Liz Cumberland County CenterShannon Newton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShannon NewtonArea Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Shannon E-mail Shannon Hoke County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Ivy McLeod, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionIvy McLeodParent Educator, Parent Education Call Ivy E-mail Ivy Hoke County CenterCeleste Neumann, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCeleste NeumannPAT Program Coordinator / Bilingual Parent Educator Call Celeste E-mail Celeste Hoke County CenterShirley Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShirley SmithExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Shirley E-mail Shirley Hoke County Center


Debbie Humphrey, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie HumphreyCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Debbie E-mail Debbie Hoke County CenterCathy James, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCathy JamesCounty Extension Support Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and FCS Call Cathy E-mail Cathy Hoke 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 Hoke County Center, they may not be present in the Hoke County Center. Please contact the Hoke 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 Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science 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 Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard E-mail Richard Harnett County Center Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStacey JonesArea Specialized Agent, Commercial Nursery and Greenhouse Serves 28 CountiesBased out of CabarrusCall Stacey E-mail Stacey Cabarrus County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea 4-H Agent - Central Region Serves 36 CountiesBased out of DavidsonCall Peggie Lewis E-mail Peggie Lewis Davidson County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Colby E-mail Colby Harnett 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 Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Serves 26 CountiesBased out of SampsonCall Allan E-mail 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 E-mail Mitch Wake County Center