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Sympathies to…

Jeff and Vanessa Tranel on the death of Jeff’s sister Sherri Tranel. She passed away on May 31, 2018 in Gillette, Wyoming. Services were held June 8 and 9. For obituary go to: http://www.gillettememorialchapel.com/obituary/sherri-tranel. Condolences may be sent to Jeff and Vanessa Tranel, 1525 Lexington Rd., Pueblo, CO 81001.

AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED 

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 susan.harris@colostate.edu and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

The Personnel Directory is updated as of July 9, 2018. If you are interested in a hard copy, go to http://extension.colostate.edu/staff-directory/ then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”

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

PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of July 9, 2018

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Boulder County
Extension Director,  #16-18  #29-18
The position was closed without hire. The position is being re-advertised as #29-18 with a deadline of July 12. 

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Outreach #30-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of July 11. Interviews are scheduled on August 20 & 21.

Broomfield County
Extension Director & Agent, Horticulture, #21-18
Sarah Schweig accepted the position effective July 23, 2018. Sarah has a B.A. in environmental studies with a minor in religious studies from Eckerd College in Cuenca, Ecuador and a M.S. in biological and environmental sciences with a minor in sustainable agriculture and food systems from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.

Denver County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
Robert Franklin resigned effective June 1. The position is under review.

EFNEP Educator, .75FTE
Jaclyn Lopez resigned the position effective June 30. 2018. The position is under review.

Douglas County
Extension Assistant Director, #25-18
Interviews are scheduled on July 16 & 17.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, Plant Pathology & Food Systems, #23-18
Interviews are scheduled on July 9 & 10.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #TBD
Keeton Ehrig has resigned this position effective June 22, 2018. The position is under review.

Nutrition Programs Supervisor, .50FTE
Laura Yergler resigned the position effective May 31, 2018. The position is under review.

Weld County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #27-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of July 10.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Custer County
Extension Director, #TBD
Shannon Auth resigned effective June 22. The position is under review.

Elbert County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Natural Resources, #24-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of July 3. Interviews are scheduled on August 13 & 14.

Las Animas County
Extension Agent, Agriculture & 4-H Youth Development, #15-18
Kim Peters accepted the position effective July 9. Kim has a B.S. in interdisciplinary agriculture with a minor in natural resources management and a M.S. in agricultural education from Texas Tech University.

Morgan County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #20-18
Amy Kelley has accepted the position effective July 16.

Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #32-18
Jennifer Cooney resigned effective April 17. This position will be advertised soon.

Park County
Extension Director, Agriculture/Horticulture/Natural Resources/4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer Sciences, #28-18
Interviews are scheduled on July 19 & 20.

Northeast Regional Engagement Center or Pueblo Regional Office Location TBD
Regional Extension Specialist, Range, #26-18
Interviews were held on June 28.

SOUTHEAST AREA

Baca County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture, #31-18
Mallory Sikes has resigned effective May 4th. The position will be advertised soon.

Cheyenne County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
Amy Kelley accepted a position in Morgan County effective July 16. The position is under review.

Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, #TBD
Jeramy McNeely accepted the Fremont County Director position effective July 2. The position is under review.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #18-18 #33-18
The position was closed without hire. It will be re-advertised soon as #33-18 with a deadline of July 31.

Gunnison County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences, #12-18
Erin Durant accepted the position effective August 6. Erin has a B.S. in environmental & natural resources with a minor in crop & soil environmental sciences from Clemson University.

La Plata County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #TBD
Wendy Rice will retire August 2, 2018. This position is under review.

Montezuma County
Extension Director, #19-18
Kacey Reidel accepted the position effective July 1. Kacey has a B.S. in agriculture education & Extension with a minor in communication and marketing from New Mexico State University.

STATE STAFF

State 4-H Office
Extension State Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and Volunteer Leadership, #22-18
Trent Hollister accepted the position effective August 20. Trent will be leaving his Extension Agent position in Mesa County.

Extension Director, Outreach & Engagement, #TBD
Joanne Littlefield is retiring effective July 20. The position is under review.

All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Sue Harris at susan.harris@colostate.edu.

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Bruce Ide

Name: Bruce Ide

Title: Master Gardener Coordinator

Location: Jefferson County

Date of Hire: May 2018

Personal Information: I was born in New Hampshire, grew up in Maryland, and traveled widely while in the Air Force. I moved to Colorado in 2016 after coming out for 10 years to visit our son. My wife and I love living here, we enjoy hiking and just being outside.

Job Experience: Information Services Manager. American Orchid Society. Master Gardener Coordinator, Palm Beach County Florida, 1997 – 2001. Master Gardener Coordinator, Citrus County, Florida 2001 -2006

Education:
1968 B.S. Horticulture, University of New Hampshire


Sharon King

Name: Sharon King

Title: Accounting Technician III

Location: Extension State Fiscal Office

Date of Hire: May 2018

Personal Information: I enjoy most any activity that involves being outdoors, especially hiking, camping, biking etc. I also enjoy continuously learning new things and have interests in a multitude of areas including Plant, Animal and Earth Sciences. I also enjoy traveling to new places, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.

Job Experience: 24 years in Government, of which 6 years have been in Higher Education.

Education:
2003 B.S. Business Administration – Management and Accounting, Minor in Psychology, Columbia College.


Lisa Mason

Name: Lisa Mason

Title: Extension Agent – Horticulture

Location: Arapahoe County

Date of Hire: June 2018

Personal Information: I grew up in Centennial, Colorado, and lived in Fort Collins for the last 15 years. My husband, Mike and I are looking forward to being closer to family in Arapahoe County. When I am not at work, I enjoy being outside! Hiking, jogging half marathons, bird watching, yoga, volunteering, arts and crafts are some of my favorite things to do. I volunteer for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in Denver and volunteered at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program for 9 years.

Job Experience: Prior to my new position, I worked for the Colorado State Forest Service for 10 years at the state office leading statewide education and outreach programs, including the publications program. My Master’s Degree research focused on native bees in urban areas using citizen science. I started a citizen science program monitoring bees called Native Bee Watch (nativebeewatch.wordpress.com).

Education:
2008 B.S. Forestry and Performing Arts, Minor in Spatial Information Management, Colorado State University.
2018 M.S. Entomology, Colorado State University College


Kim Massey

Name: Kim Massey

Title: Site Coordinator, Family Leadership Training Institute

Location: Jefferson County

Date of Hire: June 2018

Personal Information: I have been in Colorado for over 30 years and feel very lucky to live here. I enjoy hiking and trail running, road biking and most recently social dancing. I am currently working with a local farmer to establish an urban farm on my property…we just put up the first high tunnel in Lakewood!

Job Experience: Prior to working for Jefferson County Extension, I worked for the National Renewable Energy Lab managing a group of engineers. I semi-retired from that position to work with non-profits and community engagement.

Education:
1980 B.A. Psychology, University California – Los Angeles
1982 M.A. Architecture and Urban Planning, University California – Los Angeles
1993 M.B.A. & M.S. Management, Minor in Instructional Design, University Colorado – Denver
2001 B.S. Electrical Engineering, University Colorado – Denver