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Questions?

Garden & Plant Questions: Call the Master the Gardener Help Desk at (408) 282-3105

Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, or e-mail your question to the Master Gardener Help Desk

Composting Questions: Call the Rotline at (408) 918-4640

4-H Questions: scc4hprogram@gmail.com

General Questions: Call 408-282-3110

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Director

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Sheila J. Barry
Title: County Director/ Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area
Specialty: Rangeland Ecology and Management, Beef Cattle Production, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management,
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3106
Email: sbarry@ucanr.edu

Livestock & Natural Resources / Director

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Sheila J. Barry
Title: County Director/ Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area
Specialty: Rangeland Ecology and Management, Beef Cattle Production, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management,
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3106
Email: sbarry@ucanr.edu

Administrative Support

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Eileen Besmer Shydlowski
Title: Administrative Officer
Phone: 408-282-3111
Email: eshydlowski@ucanr.edu
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Jenel P Vincze
Title: Program Administrative Assistant
Specialty: Composting Education Program, Master Gardener Program, Project Learning Tree, 4-H Youth Development Program
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara
1553 Berger Drive Bldg 1, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3130
Email: jpvincze@ucanr.edu

4-H Youth Development

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Ms Zubia Mahmood
Title: 4-H Community Education Specialist II
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 4082823119
Email: zmahmood@ucanr.edu
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Itzel Uribe Torres
Title: Community Education Specialist
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: isuribetorres@ucdavis.edu
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Susan J Weaver
Title: 4-H Youth Development Program Regional Coordinator, Region 7
Specialty: Youth Leadership Development, Teens as Teachers, In-school programs, Youth camps, Mentor development, Professional Development for educators.
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: sjweaver@ucanr.edu

Composting Education

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Michael Cohen
Title: Organic Materials Management in Agri-Food Systems Advisor
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3132
Email: mfscohen@ucanr.edu
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Ms Victoria Roberts
Specialty: Compost Education Program Coordinator
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: vrroberts@ucanr.edu

Human-Wildlife Interactions

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Carolyn Whitesell
Title: Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor
Specialty: human-wildlife conflict mitigation, vertebrate pest management
Unit: San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 224-4679
Email: cawhitesell@ucanr.edu

Integrated Pest Management

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Andrew M Sutherland PhD, BCE
Title: Urban IPM Advisor
Specialty: urban (household & structural) IPM of insects and other arthropods
County: Alameda County Cooperative Extension
Address:
University of California Cooperative Extension – Alameda County
224 West Winton Avenue
Rm 134
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: 510-499-2930
Email: amsutherland@ucanr.edu

Master Gardeners

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Katherine Uhde
Title: Master Gardener Program Coordinator
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3138
Email: kuhde@ucanr.edu

Nutrition

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Ms Daniela Curiel
Title: Community Education Specialist 2
Specialty: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3128
Email: dscuriel@ucanr.edu
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Julie Lefko
Title: Program Supervisor
Specialty: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3108
Email: jmlefko@ucanr.edu
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Mrs Carmen A Simmons
Title: CMTY EDUC SPEC 2
Specialty: Cal Fresh Healthy Living, University of California
Unit: Community Nutrition and Health
Address:
2801 Second Street
Davis, CA 95618
Phone: (408) 282-3112
Email: casim@ucanr.edu
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Mariah Van Ardenne
Title: Nutrition Educator
Specialty: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3121
Email: mdvanardenne@ucanr.edu
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Jazmin Vargas
Title: Community Nutrition Educator
Specialty: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 282-3118
Email: jguvargas@ucanr.edu
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Laura Vollmer
Title: Community Nutrition & Health Advisor
Specialty: Community Nutrition & Health
Unit: San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-276-7429
Email: lvollmer@ucanr.edu

Small Farms

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Aaron E Barry
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: aebarry@ucanr.edu
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Aparna Gazula
Title: Small Farm Advisor
Specialty: Vegetable Production, Nutrient Management, Small Farms
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3127
Email: agazula@ucanr.edu
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Paulina Suguey Hernandez
Specialty: Community Education Specialist II Small Farms Program Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito County
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-201-0684
Email: paulinasuguey.hernandez@gmail.com
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Andrew Nicholas Lopez
Title: IPM Staff Research Associate II
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-686-3678
Email: andlope@ucanr.edu
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Brandon Vincze
Title: Student Assistant 3
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Email: bvincze@ucanr.edu

Urban Agriculture

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Dr Lucy Diekmann
Title: Urban Agriculture/Food Systems Advisor, Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg 1
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-282-3104
Email: lodiekmann@ucanr.edu
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Ms Julie Finigan Morris
Title: Agricultural Liaison
Specialty: Agriculture
County: Santa Clara County
Address:
CEPA
80 Highland Ave.
Bldg K
San Martin, CA 95046
Phone: 4082010674
Email: jfmor@ucdavis.edu

Urban Forestry

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Dr Igor Lacan
Title: Interim County Director; Bay Area Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Advisor
Specialty: Urban Forestry
Unit: San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-276-7428
Email: ilacan@ucanr.edu

Wildfire Mitigation & Management

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Barbara Satink Wolfson
Title: Fire Advisor
Specialty: Wildland fire
County: San Benito County
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Email: bsatink@ucanr.edu

Staff

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Bailey Smith-Helman
Title: Community Education Specialist III
Specialty: Climate Smart Agriculture
County: Santa Cruz County
Address:
500 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 8317638001
Email: bsmithhelman@ucanr.edu
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Brian Woodward Ph.D.
Title: Forest Advisor for Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties
Specialty: forest ecology, fire ecology, prescribed fire, forest monitoring, coast redwood, forest regeneration, forest management, disturbance ecology, remote sensing
County: Santa Cruz County
Address:
500 Westridge
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831-348-7305
Email: bdwoodward@ucanr.edu