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Personnel Notes – January 2018   arrow

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Congratulations to the 2018 Professional Association Officers

President Travis Hoesli Mary Ellen Fleming Robert Franklin Sheila Kelley
President Elect Todd Hagenbuch Tracy Trumper Greg Felsen Judy Barth
Past President Robin Young Joy Akey Trent Hollister Christy Fitzpatrick
Secretary Bruce Fickenscher Glenda Wentworth Marlena Griesse Alison O’Connor
Treasurer Curtis Utley Joy Akey Carla Farrand Dennis Kaan
Vice President Kali Benson Tara Fundus Kinzie Kimmel N/A


Notification of awards received is taken monthly from a CSU Sponsored Programs report. If you are the recipient(s) of an award(s) that did not go through Sponsored Programs, please email Susan Harris at and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

There were no new awards for this issue.

The Personnel Directory is updated as of January 3, 2018. If you are interested in a hard copy, go to then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”

Be sure to check out our new colleagues on the last pages of this newsletter.


As of January 3, 2018


Adams County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #28-17
Diana Juarez has accepted the position effective January 8, 2018. Diana has a master’s degree in agricultural leadership, education and communications and a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University. She was currently working as an education/training specialist at the University of Florida in the IFAS-Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program.

Arapahoe County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #08-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline date of January 30, 2018.

Boulder County
Extension County Director, #TBD
The position is under review.

Douglas County
Extension County Director, #TBD
This is a failed search. It is under review for re-advertisement.

El Paso County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science, #TBD
This position description is being updated.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #03-18
This position will be advertised soon with a deadline for January 11, 2018.

Larimer County
Extension County Director, #01-18
Interviews will be held on January 11, 2018.

Weld County
Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development .45FTE, Endowed, #04-18
Interviews will be held on January 3, 2018.


Custer County
Extension Director, #30-17
Interviews will be held on January 16-17, 2018.

Elbert County
Extension County Director, #TBD
Sheila Kelley has announced her retirement March 5, 2018. The position is under review.

Fremont County
Extension County Director, #TBD
Tommy Covington announced his retirement effective February 8, 2018. The position is under review.

Park County
Extension County Director, #TBD
This position is under review.

Golden Plains Area

Northeast Regional Engagement Center
Regional Extension Specialist, Range Management, TBD
This position is under review.

Yuma County
Area Extension Agent, Livestock, #02-18
Interviews will be held Jan 8, 2018.


Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #TBD
Jeff Pieper announced his resignation effective December 31, 2017. Jeff accepted a position with AES at the Orchard Mesa site effective January 1, 2018. The position is under review.

Garfield County
Extension Agent, Ag./Horticulture/Natural Resources, (Youth & Adult), #09-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of January 4, 2018.

Gunnison County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences, #TBD
Shelby Rundell-Le announced her resignation effective December 15, 2017. The position is under review.

Jackson County
Extension Agent & Director, Ag, 4-H Youth Development/FCS, #10-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of January 9, 2018.

Routt County
Extension Agent, FCS & 4-H Youth Development, #07-18
Interviews will be held on January 10-11, 2018.

San Miguel/W. Montrose Counties
Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, .6FTE, #05-18
Interviews were held on December 20th. Negotiations are underway.


Colorado 4-H Foundation
Colorado 4-H Foundation, Director, #06-18
This position closed on December 21st. The search committee is reviewing applications.

State 4-H Office
Extension State Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and Volunteer Leadership, #TBD
This search failed to find a hire. It is under review for re-advertisement.

Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC), Lakewood, CO
Extension State Specialist, Senior Economist, #20-17
Katelyn McCullock has accepted the position effective March 1. Katelyn has her BS and MS from CSU in Ag. & Resource Economics. She currently works as an Economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington, DC. She previously worked for Farm Credit and the Livestock Marketing Information Center as an economist.

All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Sue Harris at

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Abby Weber

Name: Abby Weber

Title: Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Dev. & Family & Consumer Sciences

Location: Bent County

Date of Hire: November 2017

Personal Information: I graduated high school in Stratton, CO. From there, I went to college in Boulder, where I got my bachelor’s degree and went on to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where I got my master’s. I’ve been back in Southeast Colorado since 2000 where my husband, Ty, and I raise our two girls, Chloe and Carlin; and run a little livestock near McClave. I love spending time with my family, cooking, reading, and being outdoors.

Before becoming a CSU Extension Agent in Bent County, I have had a number of years of experience in school administration and teaching in the classroom of a brick and mortar school, as an online educator and school administrator, and teaching in the college classroom.p>

1999 B. A. Biological Sciences-EPO, University of Colorado, Boulder
2005 M. S. Educational Leadership – Principalship, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley