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Congratulations to…

Mallory Sikes and family. Welcome baby, Cole Achtzig Sikes, on December 17, 2017.

Sympathies to…

Keith Maxey & family. Keith’s Mother, Jean Maxey (Oct. 23, 1929-Feb. 23, 2018), passed away on February 23rd at her home in Greeley. For more information please go to: https://www.greeleytribune.com/news/obituaries/tributes-for-feb-28-9/  Condolences, as well as any memorial contributions, may be sent to the family in care of Allnutt Family Companies, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO. 80631.

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.

New Extension Awards  
Investigators Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
Tom Hooten HHS-CDC Outreach Program: High Plains Intermtn Center for Ag Health & Safety $15,135
The Personnel Directory is updated as of March 5, 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 March 5, 2018

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Arapahoe County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #08-18
Interviews will be held March 7 & 8.

Boulder County
Extension Director, #16-18
This position will be advertised soon.

Broomfield County
Extension Director & Agent, #TBD
The position is under review.

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

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #03-18
Negotiations are underway.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

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

Fremont County
Extension Director, #17-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of March 29.

Las Animas County
Extension Agent, Agriculture & 4-H Youth Development, #15-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of March 20.

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

Park County
Extension Director, #11-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of March 6.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #18-18
The position is under review.

Garfield County
Extension Agent, Ag/Horticulture/Natural Resources, (Adult & Youth), #09-18
Negotiations are underway.

Gunnison County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences, #12-18
The search committee is reviewing applications.

Jackson County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & FCS, #10-18
Interviews will be held on March 6 & 7.

Montezuma County
Extension Director, #19-18
This position is under review.

Moffat County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Ag/Horticulture, #14-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline of March 1.

STATE STAFF

Colorado 4-H Foundation
Director, #06-18
Interviews were held on February 20.

State 4-H Office
Extension State Specialist, 4-H Youth Development and Volunteer Leadership, #TBD
The position is under review.

REGIONAL STAFF

Northeast Regional Engagement Center
Regional Extension Specialist, Range, #13-18
This position is being advertised with a deadline of March 8.

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


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Sherrie Caffey

Name: Sherie Caffey

Title: Extension Agent, Horticulture

Location: Pueblo County

Date of Hire: January 2018

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, and am glad to have found a great position in my hometown. In my free time, I love to participate in outdoor activities, and spend time with my three dogs, my boyfriend Nick, and my family.

Job Experience: Prior to being hired as an Extension Agent, I was the Horticulture Coordinator for CSU Extension in Pueblo County for two years. Before that, I enjoyed many temporary positions, including being an adjunct instructor at Pueblo Community College and a Laboratory Technician at Pueblo Wastewater.

Education:
2015 B.S. Environmental Biosciences, Colorado State University-Pueblo
2015 M.S. Biology Emphasis: Botany, Colorado State University-Pueblo


Shannon Auth

Name: Shannon Auth

Title: Extension County Director

Location: Custer County

Date of Hire: February 2018

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Virginia and moved to Colorado in February 2018. I am a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and mainly worked with bats in Virginia. I enjoy gardening, beekeeping and spending time outdoors with my fiancé and our five dogs.

Job Experience: Prior to working for Colorado Extension, I worked in a variety of animal and agricultural fields to include managing farms, teaching agriculture, and managing veterinary practices.

Education:
2010 B.S. Animal and Poultry Sciences, Emphasis: Pre-Vet and Livestock, Minor: Dairy Science, Virginia Tech


Elisabeth Krueger

Name: Elisabeth Krueger

Title: Extension Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development

Location: Weld County

Date of Hire: February 2018

Personal Information: I grew up in Berthoud, Colorado where I spent my days working with my goats and lambs in 4-H as well as playing the saxophone. Today, I enjoy going on hikes with my dogs and spending time with my family.

Job Experience: Prior to CSU Extension, I worked with many organizations on the Front Range providing educational opportunities for children to learn about natural sciences and agriculture.

Education:
2016 B.S. Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Minor: Agricultural Literacy, Colorado State University


Kerri Rollins

Name: Kerri Rollins

Title: Extension County Director

Location: Larimer County

Date of Hire: February 2018

Personal Information: I am excited to join the wonderful staff at Larimer County Extension! I have lived and worked in Larimer County for 31 years and live in the Masonville area. I am married with two daughters ages 12 and 13 who are very active in club volleyball and 4-H. We have horses, dogs, chickens and a cat and enjoy an outdoor lifestyle.

Job Experience: Prior to coming to Extension I worked for 18 years for the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources in the Open Lands Program. For 8 of those years I was the Open Lands Program Manager. I am honored to have held such a fulfilling position because I feel conserving the special places of Larimer County for current and future generations is extremely important work!

Education:
1991 B.S. Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University
1999 M.S. Recreation Resources, Emphasis: Resource Economics, Colorado State University


Jordan Spor

Name: Jordan Spor

Title: Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development

Location: San Miguel-West Montrose County

Date of Hire: February 2018

Personal Information: I grew up in the small town of Nucla & Naturita, Colorado where I participated in 4-H for almost ten years showing hogs and steers. 4-H has always been a passion of mine. I spend my free time with my two babies and my Husband Jamie on our ranch where we are building our own herd of cattle (in the middle of nowhere).

Job Experience: I worked as an accountant for a Construction Company for four years after graduating college.

Education:
2013 B.S Public Accounting, Colorado Mesa University