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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Lisa Childers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa ChildersCounty Extension Director, Family & Consumer Sciences Call Lisa Email Lisa Cumberland County Center

4-H Youth Development

Sadia Caple, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSadia CapleCounty Extension Support Specialist, 4-H Youth Development Call Sadia Email Sadia Cumberland County CenterJessica Drake, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJessica DrakeExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Jessica Email Jessica Cumberland County CenterMartina Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMartina Smith4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development - Military Clubs Call Martina Email Martina Cumberland County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kenny Bailey, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKenny BaileyExtension Agent, Agriculture Call Kenny Email Kenny Cumberland County CenterLiz Joseph, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLiz JosephArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock Call Liz Email Liz Cumberland County CenterConnor Peacock, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionConnor PeacockExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Connor Email Connor Cumberland County CenterAllen West, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllen WestExtension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer Horticulture Call Allen Email Allen Cumberland County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Candy Underwood, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCandy UnderwoodExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Candy Email Candy Cumberland County Center


Susan Johnson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSusan JohnsonAdministrative Assistant Call Susan Email Susan Cumberland County Center


Corey Deibel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCorey DeibelExtension Agent, Soldiers to Agriculture Call Corey Email Corey Cumberland County CenterSammi Jo Loney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSammi Jo LoneyCounty Extension Support Specialist Call Sammi Jo Email Sammi Jo Cumberland 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 Cumberland County Center, they may not be present in the Cumberland County Center. Please contact the Cumberland County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Jenny Carleo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJenny CarleoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Grain Crops Call Jenny Email Jenny Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Iredell County Center 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 Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Call Richard Email Richard Serves 17 CountiesBased out of Harnett County Center Peggie Lewis Joyce, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPeggie Lewis JoyceArea Agent, 4-H Youth Development - Central Region Call Peggie Lewis Email Peggie Lewis Serves 36 CountiesBased out of Davidson 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 Stephanie McDonald-Murray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-MurrayRegional Nutrition Extension Associate- South Central EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Call Stephanie Email Stephanie Serves 19 CountiesBased out of Robeson County Center 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 Allan Thornton, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllan ThorntonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables and Fruits Call Allan Email Allan Serves 26 CountiesBased out of Sampson County Center 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