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Office Directory

County Director

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Oli Bachie, PhD
Title: San Diego and Imperial County Director
Specialty: Agronomy / Field Crops
County: Imperial County
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension - Imperial County
1050 East Holton Road
Holtville, CA 92250-9615
Phone: (442) 265-7700
Fax: (442) 265-7723
Email: obachie@ucanr.edu

Program Advisors

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Ramiro E. Lobo
Title: Small Farms & Agricultural Economics Advisor
Specialty: Farm management, marketing, agricultural economics, agricultural tourism, small farms, new/specialty crops
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858.246.1860
Fax: 858.822.7667
Email: relobo@ucanr.edu
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Sue S. Manglallan
Title: 4-H Youth and Family Development Advisor, Emeritus
Specialty: Volunteer management, leadership development, nonformal education, curriculum development, school-age child care, early literacy and school readiness, parenting, brain development in young children, youth at risk
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858)822-7773
Email: ssmanglallan@ucanr.edu
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Gerardo Spinelli PhD
Title: Production Horticulture Advisor
Specialty: Nurseries and Floriculture
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 530-304-3738
Email: gspinelli@ucdavis.edu

Cross County Advisors

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Carmen Gispert Ph. D.
Title: Area Viticulture/Pest Management Advisor-Indio Office
Specialty: Wine and table grapes
County: Riverside County, Indio Office
Address:
Cooperative Extension Riverside County, Indio Office
81-077 Indio Blvd. Suite H
Indio, CA 92201-8362
Phone: (760) 342-2466
Fax: (760) 342-6490
Email: cgispert@ucanr.edu
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Dr Chris McDonald
Title: Inland and Desert Natural Resources Advisor, County Co-Director San Bernardino
Specialty: invasive plants, weeds, native plant restoration, vegetation management, sensitive species management, habitat restoration, restoration planning, environmental education
County: San Bernardino County
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension - San Bernardino County
7863 Central Ave
909-387-2171
Highland, CA 92346
Phone: 909-387-2171
Fax: 909-387-3306
Email: cjmcdonald@ucanr.edu
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Dr Ali Montazar
Title: UCCE Irrigation and Water Management Advisor
Specialty: Irrigation and water management, measurement and modeling of surface energy balance variables/ET and crop coefficients, irrigation scheduling, drainage and water quality, on-farm irrigation system management and evaluation, salinity management and control practices, deficit irrigation, environmental instrumentation and modelling.
County: Imperial County
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension Advisor in Imperial & Riverside & San Diego Counties
1050 East Holton Road
Holtville, CA 92250-9615
Phone: (442) 265-7707
Fax: (442) 265-7723
Email: amontazar@ucanr.edu
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Niamh Quinn
Title: Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor
County: Orange County - UC Cooperative Extension
Address:
South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949 301-9182 x1004
Email: nmquinn@ucanr.edu
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Sonia Rios
Title: Area Subtropical Horticulture Advisor
County: Riverside County
Address:
Cooperative Extension Riverside County
21150 Box Springs Road, Ste 202
Moreno Valley, CA 92557-8718
Phone: 951-683-6491 ext. 224
Email: sirios@ucanr.edu
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Etaferahu Takele , M.S.; M.A
Title: Area Advisor Farm Management/Agricultural Economics
Specialty: Area Advisor - Farm Management /Agricultural Economics - Production economics, decision-making at the farm level, integrated input management, risk managementSubtropical Fruit Crops (Citrus, Avocados) Vegetable crops, Field CropsRiverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Los Angles, Orange and Ventura.
County: Riverside County
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension - Riverside County
21150 Box Springs Road, Ste 202
Moreno Valley, CA 92557-8718
Phone: (951) 683-6491
Fax: (951) 788-2615
Email: ettakele@ucanr.edu

Cross County Academic Coordinator

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Dr Chandra Richards
Title: Agricultural Land Acquisitions Academic Coordinator II
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (619) 786-2620
Email: cmrichards@ucanr.edu

Emeritus

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Dr Gary S. Bender Ph.D., Emeritus
Title: Farm Advisor-Emeritus
Specialty: Subtropical horticulture, deciduous fruit trees, irrigation, water quality, pest management, root rot and pathology of avocados and citrus, avocado canopy management
County: San Diego North County Office
Address:
Gary Bender
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123-1222
Phone: (858)534-5245
Fax: (858) 822-7667
Email: gsbender@ucanr.edu
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James A. Bethke
Title: Farm Advisor - Emeritus
Specialty: Nurseries and Floriculture
County: San Diego County
Notes: For all Farm Advisor related questions please call my cell phone number at (951) 775-7172.
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 951-775-7172
Email: jabethke@ucanr.edu
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Leigh Taylor Johnson
Title: Coastal Resources Advisor, Emerita
Specialty: Policy Analysis, Coastal Water Quality, Aquatic Invasive Species, Water Supply, Recreational Boating
Address:
University of California Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Fax: (858) 822-7667
Email: ltjohnson@ucanr.edu
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Vincent F. Lazaneo (Emeritus)
Title: Urban Horticulture Advisor, Emeritus
Specialty: Urban horticulture and pest management education, Master Gardener Volunteer Program
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 578-4459
Email: vflazaneo@ucanr.edu
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Terrell P. Salmon Ph.D. (Emeritus)
Title: Farm Advisor - Emeritus
Specialty: Vertebrate pest control; vertebrate ecology; animal damage (rodents and misc vertebrates); bird damage; predators
Unit: Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology
Address:
Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology
One Shields Avenue
1088 Academic Surge Building
Davis, CA 95616-8751
Phone: 858 344-0365
Email: tpsalmon@ucdavis.edu
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Cheryl A. Wilen Ph.D.
Title: Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor - Emeritus
Specialty: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for ornamental plant production and maintenance including nurseries, greenhouses, field production, floriculture, turf and landscape, pesticide reduction and alternatives. Research specialty in weed management, snails & slugs.
Unit: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
Notes: PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021 I AM NO LONGER DOING ACTIVE WORK AS AN AREA IPM ADVISOR. PLEASE SEE http://ipm.ucanr.edu/IPMPROJECT/staff.html TO REACH OTHER AREA IPM ADVISORS OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL UCCE OFFICE https://ucanr.edu/About/Locations/ FOR OTHER RESOURCES For San Diego County questions For UCCE San Diego general office questions contact Lori Renstrom (858) 822-7717 llrenstrom@ucanr.edu For UC and programmatic questions contact the county director Oli Bachie obachie@ucanr.edu or see http://cesandiego.ucanr.edu cell: 949-338-1842

For Home Gardening Pest Questions contact your local UC Master Gardener In San Diego:(858) 822-6910; Los Angeles:(626) 586-1988 mglosangeleshelpline@ucdavis.edu; Orange: email the OC MGs using hotline@uccemg.com For other counties see http://camastergardeners.ucdavis.edu/California_Counties_MG_Websites/ for phone number or email.
Address:
UCCE
9335 Hazard Way, Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Email: cawilen@ucanr.edu
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Dr Patti C. Wooten Swanson Ph.D.
Title: Nutrition,  Family, and  Consumer Science Advisor - Emeritus
Specialty: Family Resource Management, Nutrition and Health, Food Safety, Adult Education
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 822-7719
Fax: (858) 822-7667
Email: pwswanson@ucanr.edu

Program Support Staff

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Lea Corkidi
Title: Staff Research Associate 2
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Email: lcorkidi@ucanr.edu
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Ben DiAnna
Title: Digital Media Specialist
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Email: bdianna@ucanr.edu
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Jan Gonzales
Title: Project Coordinator/Community Education Supervisor II
Specialty: Program development and management of specialty community education and outreach programs: Climate Resilient Agriculture, Goldspotted Oak Borer, Invasive Shot Hole Borer, South American Palm Weevil, Beekeeping and Wildfire
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 822-7718
Fax: (858) 822-7667
Email: jggonzales@ucanr.edu
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Esther Mosase Ph.D
Title: CMTY EDUC SPEC II
Specialty: Water Resources Engineering, Surfacewater Modeling, Groundwater Modelling, LID Practices, Remote Sensing, GIS, Climate Resources, Programming
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Email: enmosase@ucanr.edu
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Annika Nabors
Title: Researcher - Pollinator Project and Climate Agriculture Program
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Email: ajnabors@ucanr.edu
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Robert Padilla
Title: Media Communications Specialist 1
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Email: rapadilla@ucanr.edu

Master Gardener Program

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Leah Taylor
Title: Community Education Specialist III
Specialty: Master Gardener Coordinator and IPM
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-822-6932
Email: leataylor@ucanr.edu

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program Staff

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Ms Mary Maser
Title: Community Education Specialist I
Specialty: Adult EFNEP
County: San Diego North County Office
Address:
UCCE
9335 Hazard Way Ste 201
201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 760-224-9009
Email: mlmaser@ucanr.edu
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Margarita Ramirez-Schwarz
Title: Community Education Specialist 1
Specialty: Adult EFNEP
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 822-7734
Email: mschwarz@ucanr.edu
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Shirley Salado
Title: Community Education Supervisor 2 for EFNEP
Specialty: Managing Expanded Foods Nutrition Education, a federally funded Program, by enhancing programmatic quality and improve employee-related results and impact within our community.
County: San Diego County
Address:
9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858 822-7724
Fax: 858 822-7786
Email: scsalado@ucanr.edu
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Stella Weaver
Title: Community Education Specialist 2
Specialty: EFNEP Youth Educator
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 822-7720
Email: sweaver@ucanr.edu

4-H Development Program

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Stephanie L Barrett
Title: 4-H Community Education Supervisor
County: Riverside County
Address:
Cooperative Extension Riverside County
21150 Box Springs Road, Ste 202
Moreno Valley, CA 92557-8718
Phone: 951-236-7007
Email: slbarrett@ucanr.edu

Administrative Staff

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Sue Lake
Title: UCCE San Diego Financial Assistant & Hiring Manager
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 822-7854
Fax: 858-822-7667
Email: slake@ucanr.edu
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Lea O'Reilly
Title: Administrative Assistant II
Specialty: 4-H Administration & Social Media Management
County: San Diego County
Address:
UCCE San Diego North County
420 S. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 858-221-2082
Email: lboreilly@ucanr.edu
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Lori Renstrom MA
Title: Administrative Officer 3
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 822-7717
Fax: (858) 822-7667
Email: llrenstrom@ucanr.edu
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Erin N Spaniel
Title: Administrative Assistant II
County: San Diego County
Address:
Cooperative Extension
9335 Hazard Way
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-822-7919
Email: enspaniel@ucanr.edu