Welcome Our New County Extension Director!
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Hello Dare County!
I am delighted and quite frankly, humbled to be filling the role of County Extension Director for North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Dare County. My husband and I are looking forward to relocating from Pennsylvania to enjoy the many beautiful assets of this area. We will be residing in Manteo with our three daughters who keep us busy with many activities and two miniature dachshunds who keep us entertained daily.
A bit more about me. Extension is woven throughout a large portion of my life. I grew up in Adams County, PA. I was a super 4-Her, taking on projects from gardening, basket weaving, swine, cross-stitching, sewing, and more. I feel this experience played a large role in pursuing my degree in Ornamental Horticulture at Delaware Valley University. From graduation, I went on to teach vocational horticulture in two different programs. Both programs were designed to provide both technical and soft skills training to adults and youth with special needs. These opportunities showed me how much I love teaching and learning which is one reason I find great joy in Extension work.
My Extension journey has been filled with great variety. I have been able to work as a 4-H Program Assistant and volunteer, an Agriculture Marketing and Entrepreneurship Educator, and I currently serve as the Program Area Lead for the Leadership and Community Vitality unit of my team. Over the course of my work with Extension, I was able to earn a Master of Management Degree from Penn State Smeal College of Business in the Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. I am a member of several organizations that help me connect with and learn from Extension colleagues around the world. I am excited to continue this journey in Dare County, North Carolina.
I will be joining the Dare County team on December 14, 2020, please don’t be shy, I look forward to hearing from you and learning how we can work together to continue the great work of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Dare County.
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!