NC Cooperative Extension

Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Photo of Lisa ChildersLisa ChildersCounty Extension Director (910) 321-6880 lisa_childers@ncsu.eduCumberland County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Jessica DrakeJessica DrakeExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 321-6867 jessica_drake@ncsu.eduCumberland CountyPhoto of Latoya MeszarosLatoya MeszarosProgram Assistant, 4-H Youth Development (910) 321-6868 latoya_meszaros@ncsu.eduCumberland County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Tyler AdamsTyler AdamsExtension Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops, Forestry, Pesticides (910) 321-6875 tyler_adams@ncsu.eduCumberland CountyPhoto of Kenny BaileyKenny BaileyExtension Agent, Agriculture (910) 321-6871 kenneth_bailey@ncsu.eduCumberland CountyPhoto of Liz LahtiLiz LahtiArea Agent, Agriculture - Livestock (910) 321-6862 liz_lahti@ncsu.eduCumberland CountyPhoto of Allan ThorntonAllan ThorntonExtension Associate (910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduHorticultural SciencePhoto of Jason WeathingtonJason WeathingtonExtension Agent, Agriculture - Urban Horticulture (910) 321-6870 jason_weathington@ncsu.eduCumberland County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Krista CaisonKrista CaisonProgram Assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences (910) 321-6863 krista_caison@ncsu.eduCumberland CountyPhoto of Candy UnderwoodCandy UnderwoodExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (910) 321-6869 candy_underwood@ncsu.eduCumberland County


Photo of Jeanie EdwardsJeanie EdwardsAdministrative Support Specialist, 4-H Youth Development (910) 321-6864 jeanie_edwards@ncsu.eduCumberland CountyPhoto of Peggy ElliottPeggy ElliottCounty Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture (910) 321-6872 peggy_elliott@ncsu.eduCumberland CountyPhoto of Susan JohnsonSusan JohnsonAdministrative Coordinator, 4-H , FCS, Urban Horticulture Support (910) 321-6405 susan_johnson@ncsu.eduCumberland County

Area Specialized Agents

These agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. 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.

Photo of Colby LambertColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Harnett County(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Danny LauderdaleDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent - Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson County(252) 237-0111 danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Margaret RossMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 40 CountiesBased out of Jones County(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County