NC Cooperative Extension

Meet Our Staff

County Extension Director

Photo of Spring Williams-ByrdSpring Williams-ByrdCounty Extension Director (828) 439-4460 spring_williams@ncsu.eduBurke County

4-H Youth Development

Photo of Nicki SteerNicki SteerExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (828) 764-9480 nrsteer@ncsu.eduBurke County

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Photo of Damon PollardDamon PollardExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock and Field Crops, Forestry (828) 439-4460 damon_pollard@ncsu.eduBurke CountyPhoto of Donna TeasleyDonna TeasleyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (828) 439-4460 Donna_Teasley@ncsu.eduBurke County

Family and Consumer Sciences

Photo of Carol LambCarol LambNutrition Educator -Snap Ed (828) 764-9480 (Office) carol_lamb@ncsu.eduBurke CountyPhoto of Emily RiddleEmily RiddleExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (828) 764-9480 egriddle@ncsu.eduBurke County


Photo of Glenda BurgessGlenda BurgessCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (828) 439-4460 glenda_burgess@ncsu.eduBurke CountyPhoto of Dawn SnyderDawn SnyderCounty Extension Support Specialist (828) 764-9480 (Office) dawn_snyder@ncsu.eduBurke 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 Burke County Center, they may not be present in the Burke County Center. Please contact the Burke County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Photo of Brent BuchananBrent BuchananArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 26 CountiesBased out of Cleveland County(315) 212-1277 babuchan@ncsu.eduCleveland County Photo of Richard GoforthRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 33 CountiesBased out of Union County(704) 283-3801 (Office) richard_goforth@ncsu.eduUnion County Photo of Craig MauneyCraig MauneyExtension Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Vegetables & Fruits Serves 39 CountiesBased out of Henderson County(828) 684-3562 craig_mauney@ncsu.eduHenderson County Photo of Amanda TaylorAmanda TaylorArea Specialized Agent - Nursery and Greenhouse, Western Region Serves 28 CountiesBased out of Burke County(828) 475-2915 amanda_jo_taylor@ncsu.eduBurke County