University of Maryland Extension

About Us/Staff Directory

The Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) is a state-wide program that provides outreach education to Maryland residents and beyond.

HGIC has been a national model for outreach education since 1990. Our success is the result of inter-disciplinary programming and multiple learning/teaching modes. Our educators develop web resources and are engaged in social media, direct online client consultations, classroom instruction, hands-on training, and demonstration projects. 

From our website you can access:

Business Office phone: 410-531-5556
Send us your gardening questions, please go to:"Ask Maryland's Gardening Experts." Sorry but we're not set up to answer questions by phone or with walk-ins.

Business Office fax: 410-531-5567
Address: 12005 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Faculty

Jon Traunfeld, Center Director
jont@umd.edu

Extension Specialist, Fruits and Vegetables
410-531-5572

Jon Traunfeld

Dave Clement, Ph.D.
clement@umd.edu

Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology (20% HGIC; 80% commercial industry)
410-531-5558

 

Staff

 Malloy
Ria Malloy
mmalloy@umd.edu

Program Coordinator
410-531-1763

Dan Adler
Dan Adler
danadler@umd.edu

Video Production & Web Support
410-531-1764

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Jean Burchfield
jbur@umd.edu

Program Management Specialist 
State Master Gardener Program
410-531-5557

Christa Carignan
Christa Carignan
christa@umd.edu

Coordinator, Digital 
Horticulture Education
410-531-1752

Stephanie Mathias
Stephanie Mathias
mathias@umd.edu

Coordinator
State UME Master Gardener Coordinator
410-531-1754

 Ricigliano
Debra Ricigliano
dricigli@umd.edu

Lead Horticulturist
410-531-0109

Certified Professional Horticulturists

Hengemihle
Marian Hengemihle
mhengemi@umd.edu

Coordinator | Horticulture Consultant

Nibali
Ellen Nibali
enibali@umd.edu

Coordinator | Horticulture Consultant

Chris McComas
Chris McComas
cmccomas@umd.edu

Coordinator | Horticulture Consultant

Miri TalabacMiri Talabac
mtalabac@umd.edu

Coordinator | Horticulture Consultant

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