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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Bryant Spivey, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBryant SpiveyCounty Extension Director - Agriculture - Field Crops Call Bryant Email Bryant Johnston County Center

4-H Youth Development

Kaena Prince, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKaena PrinceExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development - 4-H Clubs & Volunteerism Call Kaena Email Kaena Johnston County CenterMeredith Wood, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMeredith WoodExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Meredith Email Meredith Johnston County Center


Crystal Pope-Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCrystal Pope-JonesCOSS Administrative Assistant Call Crystal Email Crystal Johnston County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Seth Ballance, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSeth BallanceExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Horticulture Call Seth Email Seth Johnston County CenterTim Britton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTim BrittonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Tim Email Tim Johnston County CenterMarshall Warren, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarshall WarrenExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Marshall Email Marshall Johnston County CenterDan Wells, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDan WellsExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Dan Email Dan Johnston County CenterNicole Youngblood, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNicole YoungbloodExtension Agent, Agriculture - Agricultural Communications and Marketing Call Nicole Email Nicole Johnston County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Patricia Saltpaw, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPatricia SaltpawEFNEP Educator Call Patricia Email Patricia Johnston County CenterGwen Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGwen WilliamsExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Gwen Email Gwen Johnston County Center


Shannon Hopkins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionShannon HopkinsCOSS Support Specialist Call Shannon Email Shannon Johnston County CenterJennifer Parson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJennifer ParsonCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Jennifer Email Jennifer Johnston County CenterCarissa Wages, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarissa WagesAuditorium Event Coordinator / Extension Program Technician Call Carissa Email Carissa Johnston 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 Johnston County Center, they may not be present in the Johnston County Center. Please contact the Johnston County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Call Marissa Email Marissa Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Prestage Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Call Marti Email Marti Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Orange County Center Tom Dyson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTom DysonArea Specialized Agent, Agromedicine Call Tom Email Tom Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Gaston County Center Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Call Erin Email Erin Serves 35 CountiesBased out of Gates County Center Mike Frinsko, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Call Mike Email Mike Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Jones County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Richard Email Richard Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Colby Lambert, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Call Colby Email Colby Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Call Danny Email Danny Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - East Region Call Lori Email Lori Serves 34 CountiesBased out of Johnston County Center Lauren Morris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLauren MorrisRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Call Lauren Email Lauren Serves 10 CountiesBased out of Agricultural & Human Sciences Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Call Ashley Email Ashley Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Chatham County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) Call Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural Science Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Call Mitch Email Mitch Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Wake County Center