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Personnel Notes – October 2018   arrow

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With Sympathy for the family of …

Marlo Meakins passed away on September 13. Marlo’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 6, 2-4 PM at the Charco Broiler (1716 East Mulberry Street) in Fort Collins.  

AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED

New Extension Awards
Investigators Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
P.I. JoAnn Powell
CO- P.I.Melinda Macpherson
CSU Extension – 4-H STEM Initiative,
8/15/18 – 8/14/21
$534,087

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 October 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 October 5, 2018

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Boulder County
Extension Director, #29-18
Laura Larson accepted the position effective October 1. Laura has a B.A. in women’s studies from University of CO, Boulder and an M. Ed. In social justice from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Most recently she has been working for United Way of Larimer County in Fort Collins.

Denver County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
The position is under review.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, Natural Resources, #38-18
The position will be advertised soon with a deadline for November 1.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #35-18
The position will be advertised with a deadline for October 30.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Custer County
Extension Director, #36-18
The position is being advertised with a deadline for October 4.

Morgan County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #32-18
This is a failed search. It is under review.

GOLDEN PLAINS AREA

Yuma County
Area Extension Agent, Livestock, #40-18
The position is under review. It will be advertised soon with a deadline for October 25.

SOUTHEAST AREA

Baca County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture, #31-18
Tiana Garcia has accepted the position effective October 22. Tiana has a B.S. in animal science from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Most recently she worked for S and S Land and Cattle.

Cheyenne County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
The position is under review.

Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, #TBD
The position is under review. 

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Eagle County
Extension Agent, Horticulture and Small Acreage Management, #18-18 #33-18
Interviews were scheduled on September 28. Negotiations are underway.

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

TRI RIVER AREA

Mesa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #34-18
The position closed on September 25. The committee is reviewing applications.

Area Extension Program Associate, Horticulture, TRA, Mesa County #41-18
The position is under review.

STATE STAFF

Extension Director, Outreach & Engagement, #37-18
The position is under review.

State Colorado Master Gardener Coordinator, #TBD
The position is under review.

Extension Assistant Director, Professional Development, #39-18
Judith Barth is retiring effective October 31, 2018. 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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Annie Overlin

Name: Annie Overlin

Title: Regional Extension Specialist – Range Management

Location: Peaks and Plains Region

Date of Hire: September 2018

Personal Information: I am part of a sixth generation ranching family from Southeast Colorado. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my kids doing everything from digging in the dirt, to chasing cows, to riding bikes.

Job Experience: Prior to working with Extension, I owned and operated an environmental consulting business specializing in environmental permitting and rangeland/riparian restoration.

Education:
1998 B.S. Botany, Colorado State University
2017 M.S. Range Management, University of Nevada, Reno


Amber Webb

Name: Amber Webb

Title: Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences

Location: Weld County

Date of Hire: September 2018

Personal Information: I am originally from Northern Colorado and recently moved back after living in Pittsburgh, PA for six years. In my spare time, I love exploring the great outdoors and riding my bike. I enjoy growing unique produce, learning about other cultures and finding community through food.

Job Experience: I’ve had some diverse job experiences including urban farming, cheese mongering and managing a craft distillery. I’ve served as a Cooking Matters instructor in both Colorado and Pennsylvania since 2011. And most recently, I created a teaching kitchen program for a YMCA in Pittsburgh. With experience in culinary nutrition, community development and food systems, I am looking forward to giving back to my home community of Weld County through food and nutrition education.

Education:
2012 B.S. Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
2015 M.A. Food Studies, Chatham University