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Personnel Notes – September 2016   arrow

Congratulations to . . .

Thia Walker, Troy Bauder and Jeff Edwards from University of WY were awarded a grant from Syngenta for research on “Using Modern Technology to Decontaminate Pesticide-Exposed Clothing” in the amount of $104,942.

Liza Poet (past student employee in State Extension Office) is getting married on September 17th to Todd Campbell in Basalt, Colorado. Best wishes to Liza and Todd!

Good luck to . . .

Kim Jones (Arapahoe County) resigned on August 12. Good luck to her as a marriage and family therapist!

Sympathies to…

The family of Sherman (Ken) Oakleaf who passed away on August 3. Ken served as the Community Development Specialist and Assistant to the Director from 1961-1983. Family services are planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, Ken requested contributions be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Collins.

The family of Robert (Bob) Wiley who passed away on August 8. Bob was a 4-H Extension Agent in Weld County from 1949-1951. A memorial service was held on August 12 at the Avondale United Methodist Church in Avondale, Colorado. Donations may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church.

The family of Maxine Tamlin who passed away on August 16. Maxine made a career of over thirty years at Colorado State University working at the Engineering Research Center, the Personnel Office, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Extension. A memorial service was held on August 24. Friends may send condolences to the family at

The family of Jim Doyle who passed away on August 25. Jim started in 1952 as an agent in Fremont and Custer Counties and went on to become a Water Conservation agent in Pueblo County. In 1967, he moved to the Tri River Area as an Area then District agent. He retired in 1979. There are no services planned at this time.


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.

No awards reported this month.


As of September 1, 2016

The Personnel Directory is updated as of September 1, 2016. If you are interested in a hard copy of the Directory click on:  Then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”
Be sure to check out our new colleagues on the last page of this newsletter.


Adams County
Extension Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development-School Enrichment/After School, #23-16
This position is under review and should be advertised soon.

Boulder, Denver, Larimer & Weld Counties
Nutrition Program Supervisor, #17-16
This position is closed. Interviews were held August 25 and 26. Negotiations are underway.

Broomfield County
Extension Director & Agent, 4-H Youth Development, (.75 FTE), #22-16
This position is under review and will be advertised soon.

Douglas County
Extension Agent, Horticulture, #TBD
This position is under review.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #18-16
This position is being advertised with a deadline on September 1.

Jefferson County
Extension Coordinator, Colorado Master Gardener Program, (.50% Time), #24-16
This position is under review and will be advertised soon.

Larimer County
Family Leadership Training Institute, Site Coordinator, #19-16
This position is closed. The committee is reviewing applications. Interviews will be held September 20.


Pueblo County
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, #20-16
This search is closed. The committee is reviewing applications. Interviews will be held October 3 & 4.

Southeast Area-Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture/Natural Resources, #21-16
This position is under review and will be advertised soon.

Archuleta County
Extension Director, #TBD
Roberta Tolan is retiring April 1, 2017. The position is under review.

Tri River Area
Area Extension Agent, Agronomy, Entomology, #TBD
Bob Hammon is retiring March, 2017. A search committee is being formed.


CSU Campus
State Director, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
A search committee has been named with CJ Mucklow as Chair.  They are reviewing the position description.

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

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Keeton Ehrig

Name: Keeton Ehrig
Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock
Location: Larimer County
Date of Hire: June 2016

Job Experience: Prior to being hired with CSU Extension, I worked at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Lee County in Texas.

2004 B.S. Interdisciplinary Agriculture – Texas Tech University
2008 M.S. Master of Agriculture – Texas Tech University

Kenzie Krinkee

Name: Kenzie Krinkee
Title: Extension Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock
Location: Adams County
Date of Hire: August 2016

Personal Information: I grew up in Bozeman, Montana and was a 10 year member of Gallatin County 4-H, primarily participating in the horse project and taking numerous leadership roles within 4-H at the club and county committee level. I also participated in High School Rodeo and went on to rodeo on the CSU Rodeo team while obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Equine Science with a minor in Business Administration. I then went on to pursue a career in Extension 4-H. My personal hobbies outside of my professional life include working horses, backpacking, hiking, and walking my dog Mesa.

Job Experience: After graduating from Colorado State University in May 2014, I worked as an intern for the Adams County 4-H Program where I found my passion for once again working with 4-H. After my internship with Adams County 4-H, I was hired in January 2015 by University of Wyoming Extension as the 4-H Educator in Teton County, Wyoming located in beautiful Jackson WY.

2014 B.S. Equine Science, minor business administration, Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO.