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Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Lisa Childers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa ChildersCounty Extension Director, Community Development Call Lisa Email Lisa Cumberland County Center

4-H Youth Development

Jessica 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 Hoke 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 Serves 18 CountiesBased out of IredellCall Jenny Email 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 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 Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard Email Richard Harnett 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 Stephanie McDonald-Murray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephanie McDonald-MurrayRegional Nutrition Extension Associate- South Central EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 19 CountiesBased out of RobesonCall Stephanie Email Stephanie Robeson 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 Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Eastern NC) 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