Resources and contacts

Thank you for your interest in OSU Extension in the Portland Metro area. Due to lack of Multnomah County funding we do not have an individual available to answer calls, but you are welcome to contact our faculty and staff via the resources below. Alternately, you may fill out an online request through “Ask an Expert”.

Referral list

If in doubt or if topic is not covered below, please contact either the Washington County or Clackamas County office.

4-H Youth Development

Gardening and pest management questions

Multnomah, Washington, & Clackamas Co residential (not commercial) gardening, e.g. weeds, soil, lawn, plants, trees, pruning, insects, etc.

Food systems, food safety, nutrition, health, seniors

Food safety and food preservation questions


  • Contact Glenn Ahrens, Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Forester

Small farms

Housed at the North Willamette Research & Extension Center, Aurora, OR

Portland Metro area faculty and staff

Shara Anslow


SNAP-Ed Education Program Assistant

Programs: Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs (SNAP-Ed)

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Sara Bautista Ortiz

Education Program Assistant, SNAP-Ed

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Kayla Bordelon

Assistant Professor of Practice, Regional Fire Specialist, Western Region

Programs: Fire Program

Meilana Charles

SNAP-Ed African Heritage Program Coordinator

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Rachel Dillard

Family & Community Health Education Program Assistant

Locations: Portland Metro Area

David Garcia

Education Program Assistant 1

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Lisa Kirby

Education Program Assistant 1, Master Gardener Program

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Danita Macy

SNAP-Ed/ Family and Community Health Program Coordinator

Programs: Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs (SNAP-Ed)

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Nadine Menashe is standing outside smiling in a black dress and white blazer

Nadine Menashe


Administrative Manager

Contact me to learn about Extension programs in Multnomah County

Говорит по русски (speaks Russian)

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Dr. Kristen Moore standing next to her Bernese Mountain Dog, Beau.

Kristen Moore


4-H Youth Development

Contact me for companion pet 4-H program questions in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties or if you are interested in getting involved in the statewide DIVE4Ag project.

Programs: Clackamas County 4-H , Washington County 4-H , Portland Area 4-H

Becky Munn

Becky Munn

OSU Open Campus & Juntos Coordinator

Programs: Open Campus

Rosario Santana

Family & Community Health Administrative Program Assistant

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Vera Skovierova

Education Program Assistant 1, SNAP-Ed

Locations: Portland Metro Area

Angela Sandino

Angela Sandino

Regional Director - North Willamette Region