Dear Community,

As this COVID environment remains very fluid and uncertainty persists, I want to provide a brief update. The University of Maryland Extension-Howard County is taking a thoughtful approach in its plans to re­open and return faculty and staff from teleworking in phases. While some may begin working from their offices, some will continue to telework, the Extension Office will remain closed to the general public. For your and our protection, we are proceeding based upon CDC, State, University and local government guidance. 

I am proud that we have been able to successfully continue providing all of our services remotely especially since teleworking and Zoom platform programming are new to us and began in March with little notice. We remain committed to being responsive and to providing you with excellent service. 

Thank you for your continued patience during this challenging time. 

Sincerely, 
Richard M. Walter
Area Director

Faculty and Staff

Karen Basinger
Agent Associate - Family & Consumer Sciences
410-313-1908 kbasinge@umd.edu
Sheryl Bennett
Senior Agent - 4-H Youth Development
410-313-1912 sherylb@umd.edu
Amy Brueckmann
Administrative Assistant - 4-H
410-313-1906 amyb@umd.edu
Georgia Eacker
Principal Agent Associate - Master Gardener Coordinator
410-313-1913 geacker@umd.edu
Nancy Ervin
Extension Program Assistant - Maryland SNAP-Ed
410-313-2710 nervin@umd.edu
Rick Hodiak
Administrative Support Tech
410-313-1914 hodiak@umd.edu
Carolyn Kulp
Administrative Assistant I
410-313-1907 ckulp@umd.edu
Terry Matthews
Watershed Stewards Academy
410-313-2707 trmatt@umd.edu
Krista Mitchell
Coordinator - Agricultural Nutrient Management
410-313-2709 kristaw@umd.edu
Dorothy Nuckols
Agent - Family & Consumer Sciences
301-313-2708 dnuckols@umd.edu
Chris Rein
Extension Program Assistant - 4-H Youth Development
410-313-1915 crein@umd.edu
Razan Sahuri
Agent Associate - Maryland SNAP-Ed
410-313-1797 rsahuri@umd.edu
Rick Walter
Director - Central Maryland Cluster
410-313-1911 rwalter3@umd.edu