March 2021 goodbye … and welcome

In March, we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Samantha Hendricks, Monroe County office assistant
  • Francesca Reyes, Winneshiek County office manager
  • Logan Doty, Fremont County youth coordinator
  • Kameron Middlebrooks, education extension specialist II, Community and Economic Development
  • Abigail Stanek, education extension specialist II, 4-H Youth Development

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Valerie Jaehrling, Adair County youth coordinator
  • Janell Heater, Louisa County office assistant
  • Kylie South, Guthrie County office coordinator
  • Jada Goddard, Chickasaw County director
  • Jesse Garcia, Muscatine County Latino outreach coordinator
  • Ryan Rawson Van Wyk, education extension specialist I, Human Sciences
  • Kurt Goldsmith, business administrator II, 4-H Youth Development
  • Tyler Weig, partnerships and engagement manager, 4-H Youth Development

February 2021 goodbye … and welcome

In February, we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Valerie Horner, Chickasaw County director
  • Michele Sieren, Keokuk County youth outreach coordinator
  • Craig Leager, regional director, County Services
  • Ross Wilburn, diversity and inclusion advisor, Vice President for Extension and Outreach
  • Sally Folger, accounts receivable specialist I, Conference Planning and Management
  • Jay Staker, program specialist III, 4-H Youth Development (retirement)
  • Kristine Schaefer, Pesticide Safety Education Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources (retirement)

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Kayla Siefkas, Clark County youth coordinator
  • Carol Heffron, Appanoose County, PABS nutrition educator
  • Kelly Walker, Iowa County administrative assistant
  • Jessica Ellison, Lee County program assistant
  • Annie Fisher, Adams County office assistant
  • Carly Herum, Lyon County office assistant
  • Jenna Steffen, Chickasaw County youth outreach coordinator
  • Leslie Kallsen, Sioux County K-12 educator
  • Andy Miller, Washington County director
  • Jill Brimeyer, communications manager, Advancement
  • Celine Beggs, program specialist I, 4-H Youth Development

January 2021 goodbye … and welcome

In January, we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Megan Anderson, Guthrie County office assistant
  • Maria Valdez, Wapello County program assistant
  • Denise Wolf, Adams County office assistant
  • Linda Adkins, West Pottawattamie County program assistant
  • Michaela O’Grady, Union County youth coordinator
  • Steven Johnson, farm management specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources (retirement)
  • Bobbi Minard, program specialist I, 4-H Americorps
  • Casey Codner, education extension specialist I (family finance), Human Sciences
  • John Sawyer, professor of agronomy and state soil fertility specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources (retirement)

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Mackenzie Keller, Clarke County office assistant
  • Stefanie Daniels, Story County specialist
  • Jackie Cooper, Winneshiek County office assistant
  • Jodi Hitz, Union County program coordinator
  • April Kauffman, Louisa County program assistant
  • Adelyda Ebersole, Union County youth coordinator
  • Kimberly Cavalier, education extension specialist I (family life), Human Sciences
  • Cathy Drost, education extension specialist I (nutrition and wellness), Human Sciences

December 2020 goodbye … and welcome

In December, we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Ellie Foelske, Chickasaw County youth outreach coordinator
  • Pam Henry, Iowa County office assistant
  • Eleni Parsons, Chickasaw County youth coordinator
  • Mark Schroeder, Clinton County program coordinator
  • Emily Heaton, professor of agronomy, state biomass crop specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Keri Jacobs, associate professor of economics, state co-ops specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Brian Lang, field agronomist, Agriculture and Natural Resources (retirement)
  • Mark Shour, extension specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources (retirement)

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Janea Blomquist, Pocahontas County program coordinator
  • Bailey Clemens, Boone County youth outreach coordinator
  • Diane Lascot, Shelby County office assistant
  • Shayla Martsching, Appanoose County youth coordinator
  • Amber McClary, Mills County youth coordinator
  • Katelin Pagel, Hancock County youth outreach coordinator

November 2020 goodbye … and welcome

In November, we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Tenysa Handrock, Clarke County office assistant
  • Jennifer Lamos, Wapello County horticulturist and local foods
  • Kyler Waddle, Louisa County office manager
  • Jerolyne Packer, secretary III, Agriculture Program Services
  • Mary Barber, education extension specialist III, Iowa Concern, Human Sciences
  • Jen Lamos, education extension specialist II, EFNEP, Human Sciences
  • Billie Koester, manager communications, Advancement
  • Gale Francione, extension program assistant II, EFNEP, Human Sciences

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Marissa Foels, Allamakee County youth coordinator
  • Megan Janssen, Emmet County program educator/coordinator
  • Nancy Kincaid, Monroe County NEST coordinator
  • Brenda Lechner, education extension specialist I, Iowa Concern, Human Sciences
  • Demi Johnson, program specialist II, Human Sciences
  • Shannon Hoffman, program specialist II, Human Sciences
  • Olivia Hanlon, education extension specialist I, Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development

October 2020 goodbye … and welcome

In October we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Alycne Boban, Mills County youth coordinator
  • Emily Ide, Adair County youth coordinator
  • Angela Shipley, Louisa County economic development
  • Jamie Nguyen, extension program assistant I, Human Sciences
  • Charles Schwab, professor, agricultural and biosystems engineering, and extension safety specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources (retirement)

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Jeri Crile, Jefferson County office assistant
  • Samantha Hendricks, Monroe County office assistant
  • Sheila Hlas, Benton County youth coordinator
  • Kaitlin Isbell, Winneshiek County youth coordinator
  • Sheila Oswalt, Davis County office assistant
  • Gracie Stallman-Perry, Monroe County youth coordinator
  • Amber Wengert, Story County marketing/office coordinator

September 2020 goodbye … and welcome

In September we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Morgan Bjerke, Allamakee County youth coordinator
  • Alisha Davidson, Lee County 0ffice assistant
  • Tanner Messerli, Story County program coordinator
  • Lori Padget, Jefferson County office assistant
  • Yenibeth Lopez-Ortiz, extension program assistant I, Human Sciences
  • Karisa Leinen, P&S temporary employee, 4-H Youth Development
  • Nancy Brannaman, P&S temporary employee, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Mark Barron, program coordinator II, Human Sciences
  • Richard Jauron, extension horticulturist, Agriculture and Natural Resources (retirement)

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Marcelina Ceniceros, Johnson County BBBS community-based mentoring specialist
  • Erika Kirchhoff, West Pottawattamie County program assistant
  • Kelly Waters, Henry County marketing program coordinator
  • Katie Sorrell, extension program specialist III, Human Sciences
  • Abby Boysen, field specialist II, 4-H Youth Development
  • Courtney Chapman, field specialist II, 4-H Youth Development

August 2020 goodbye … and welcome

In August we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Jennifer Fischer, Jones County director
  • Courtney Hale, Davis County youth coordinator
  • Malorie Irving, Decatur County youth coordinator
  • Katie Moyer, Sioux County youth coordinator
  • Fallon Reicks, extension program specialist II, Iowa Concern, Human Sciences
  • Chad Higgins, senior director (director II), Office of the Vice President for Extension and Outreach

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Ellie Foelske, Chickasaw County youth outreach coordinator
  • Jenna Keene, Sioux County youth coordinator
  • Ellen Lupkes, Madison County youth coordinator
  • Emily Zahurones, Wright County youth coordinator
  • Casey Wenstrand, field specialist II, 4-H Youth Development
  • Hallie Robinette, field specialist II, 4-H Youth Development
  • Emily Damro, field specialist II, 4-H Youth Development

July 2020 goodbye … and welcome

In July, we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Madeline Belknap, Des Moines County program coordinator
  • Whitney Howell, Louisa County 4-H and K-12 youth enrichment coordinator
  • Madison Kahoe, Monroe County office manager
  • Kathryn Laurson, Appanoose County Pick a Better Snack educator
  • Alexis Seuntjens, Pocahontas County program coordinator
  • Grace Traini, Black Hawk County, Food Corps
  • Peggy Lockhart, extension program specialist I, Iowa Concern
  • Grant Wall, communications specialist IV, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Jan Monahan, field specialist III, Human Sciences (retirement)
  • Cynthia Needles Fletcher, faculty, Human Sciences (retirement)

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Julie Fossum, Allamakee County director
  • Heidi Hoffman, Muscatine County director
  • Ashley Hofmann, Wayne County Pick a Better Snack program coordinator
  • McKinley Lain, Appanoose County Pick a Better Snack coordinator
  • Michelle Sillman, Linn County communications and public relations director
  • Allison Wisgerhof, Dallas County youth coordinator
  • Sarah Merrifield, regional director, County Services
  • Katie Lubbert, field specialist II, 4-H Youth Development

June 2020 goodbye … and welcome

In June, we said goodbye to the following individuals who left ISU Extension and Outreach:

  • Autumn Denato, Monroe County youth coordinator.
  • Liz Meimann, extension program specialist II, Human Sciences Hotlines (retirement).
  • Sara Mohr, field specialist III, 4-H Youth Development.
  • Joyce Lash, field specialist III, Human Sciences (retirement).
  • Amber Matthiesen, field specialist I, 4-H Youth Development.

We welcome the following new staff:

  • Jordon Oellerich, Keokuk County director.
  • Katelyn Walker, Warren County office assistant.
  • Elizabeth Frankenstein, regional director, County Services.
  • Paul Gibbins, regional director, County Services.
  • Eugenia Hartsook, regional director, County Services.
  • Justin Akers, regional director, County Services.
  • Katharinna Bain, regional director, County Services.
  • Julie Hering Kent, regional director, County Services.
  • Craig Leager, regional director, County Services.

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