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Meet Our Youth education resources Experts

Carolyn Ashton

4-H Youth Development

Jessica Barnett

4-H and FCH Education Program Assistant

Rita Bauer


Outdoor School Operations Manager

Contact for Outdoor School questions or support.

Miesha Bennett

Education Program Assistant

Jennifer Boyle

Assistant Director of Open Campus

Cindy Brown

4-H/FCH-SNAP Program Coordinator

Contact me for questions on 4-H youth development and healthy living programming in Sherman County as well as healthy living topics such as MyPlate, gardening, food preservation and food storage!

Woody Davis

4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Columbia County and Statewide 4-H Challenge & Adventure/Outdoor & Recreation

Kristopher Elliott


Interim Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement, Interim Director of OSU Extension

Contact me with questions about the Division of Extension and Engagement and OSU Extension Service.

José R. García

OSU Open Campus Juntos Coordinator

Wendy Hein


4-H Youth Development

Shawna Holland

Education Program Assistant 2, SNAP-Ed

Please contact me for information about nutrition, physical activity, and food scarcity in Crook County.

Yasmeen Hossain


ONREP Coordinator

Contact for environmental education opportunities, questions, and ideas throughout Oregon.

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Celeste Janssen


4-H Positive Youth Development Research Coordinator

Joanne Lyford


SNAP-Ed Site Manager

Robin Maille


Family & Community Health/SNAP-Ed

Associate Professor of Practice, Extension FCH

Didgette McCracken

Open Campus and Agriculture Faculty

Contact me with educational and community development questions as well as agriculture questions.

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.

Belisario Nigenda Pérez


YEA CN Program Manager

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Kelly Noack


4-H Outreach Coordinator

Contact for questions about 4-H in Marion County

Samara Worlein Rufener

Program Coordinator

Contact me for questions about the Crook County 4-H Program, High Desert Leadership Retreat or 4-H Camp Tumbleweed!

Julie Scism


4-H Education Program Assistant

Contact me with 4-H Questions in Clatsop County.

Kimi Starner


Education Program Assistant 1, SNAP-Ed

Contact me with questions about Union County 4-H clubs, workshops, enrollment, volunteering, camp, and events.

Allen Taggart


4-H Assistant Professor of Practice

Leads the Washington County 4-H Youth Development program within the Portland Metro area of Oregon. Conducts research on positive youth development, experience quality & design, volunteer management, and "first generation 4-H" participants.

Deb Warnock

4-H Youth Development, Family Community Health

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4-H Youth Development

Contact me with questions about 4-H programming in Coos County.

Jan Williams


4-H Youth Development

Contact me (by email) with questions about Expressive Arts (Art, Photography, Needle Arts, Fiber Arts, etc.), Family & Consumer Sciences (Foods, Sewing, etc.) project area in Oregon 4-H. In Clackamas County, I am also responsible for the Livestock, Shooting Sports, STEM, Cloverbuds, Horticulture and Tractor Youth Certification Training programs.