NC Cooperative Extension

Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Photo of Peggie GarnerPeggie GarnerCounty Extension Director (910) 455-5873 peggie_garner@ncsu.eduOnslow County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Wanda MillsWanda MillsExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 455-5873 (Office) wanda_mills@ncsu.eduOnslow County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Melissa HuffmanMelissa HuffmanExtension Agent, Agriculture (910) 455-5873 (Office) melissa_huffman@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Lisa RayburnLisa RayburnExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (910) 455-5873 lisa_rayburn@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Allan ThorntonAllan ThorntonExtension Associate (910) 592-7161 (Office) allan_thornton@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Daniela LopezDaniela LopezFamily and Consumer Sciences - EFNEP (910) 989-3108 daniela_lopez@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Stephanie McDonald-Murray Stephanie McDonald-Murray South East District EFNEP Extension Associate (910) 296-2143 stephanie_mcdonald@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences


Photo of Rosy BuitronRosy BuitronNutrition Program Assistant, Parent Education (910) 455-5873 (Office) rbuitro@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyDebbie GoncalvesCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (910) 455-5873 (Office) deborah_goncalves@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyKate HoltCounty Extension Support Specialist, Agriculture (910) 455-5873 akholt2@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyPhoto of Emilee MrozEmilee MrozProgram Assistant, Water Quality (910) 455-5873 (Office) emroz@ncsu.eduOnslow CountyJohn Osborne4-H Program Assistant (910) 455-5873 (Office) jcosbor4@ncsu.eduOnslow County

Area Specialized Agents

These agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. While their knowledge and expertise is available to residents of Onslow County Center, they may not be present in the Onslow County Center. Please contact the Onslow County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Mike FrinskoMike FrinskoArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Jones County(252) 448-9621 mike_frinsko@ncsu.eduJones County Photo of Colby LambertColby LambertArea Specialized Agent, Forestry Serves 32 CountiesBased out of Harnett County(910) 814-6041 colby_lambert@ncsu.eduHarnett County Photo of Danny LauderdaleDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent - Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of Wilson County(252) 237-0111 danny_lauderdale@ncsu.eduWilson County Photo of Dr. Diana RashashDr. Diana RashashArea Specialized Agent - Water Quality / Waste Management Serves 18 CountiesBased out of Onslow County(910) 455-5873 diana_rashash@ncsu.eduOnslow County Photo of Margaret RossMargaret RossArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 40 CountiesBased out of Jones County(252) 670-8254 margaret_ross@ncsu.eduJones County