Santa Barbara County
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Office Information

Santa Barbara County
Cooperative Extension
7127 Hollister Ave, Suite 7
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 893-3410
Fax: (805) 781-4316

Director

Photo of Dr Katherine E. Soule Dr Katherine E. Soule
Title: Director of Cooperative Extension, SLO & SB Counties & Youth, Families & Communities Advisor
Specialty: Supporting individuals who identify as members of LGBTQ+ communities
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5940
Fax: 805-781-4316
Email: kesoule@ucanr.edu

 

Staff List

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Advisors
Cross County Advisors
Specialists
4-H Youth Development
Master Gardeners
CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
Program Staff
Administrative Staff
Emeritus


Advisors

Photo of Dr Surendra K. Dara Dr Surendra K. Dara
Title: Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor
Specialty: Strawberry and Vegetable Crops - Entomology, integrated pest management, microbial control, plant pathology and other areas of plant production and protection.
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension
2156 Sierra Way, Ste C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Fax: 805-781-4316
Email: skdara@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Mark Gaskell Ph.D. Mark Gaskell Ph.D.
Title: Farm Advisor
Specialty: Specialty crops, small fruit crops, vegetables, sustainable agriculture, small farms in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Santa Barbara County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 788-2374
Fax: (805) 781-5940
Email: mlgaskell@ucanr.edu

 

Cross County Advisors

Photo of Mark Battany Mark Battany
Title: Viticulture Farm Advisor
Specialty: Viticulture, irrigation, soil management, soil salinity, frost protection, climate evaluation, weather stations and sensors, water resources.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 305-7502
Fax: (805) 781-4316
Email: mcbattany@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Ben Faber , Ph.D. Ben Faber , Ph.D.
Title: Advisor
Specialty: Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Phone: (805) 645-1462
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: bafaber@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Dr Royce Larsen E. Dr Royce Larsen E.
Title: Area Natural Resource/Watershed Advisor
Specialty: Water Quality and Non-point Source Pollution on Rangelands. Also, other natural resource issues including: Rangeland Improvements, Noxious Invasive Weeds, Wildland Fires, Grassland Restoration and Endangered Species.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
350 N. Main Street, Ste. B
Templeton, CA, CA 93465
Phone: (805) 434-4106
Fax: (805) 434-4881
Email: relarsen@ucanr.edu

 

4-H Youth Development

Roberta A. Alderete
Title: Community Education Specialist 2
Address:
Cooperative Extension
7127 Hollister Ave, Suite 7
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-893-3410
Fax: 805-845-4968
Email: raalderete@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Janelle Hansen Janelle Hansen
Title: 4-H Community Education Supervisor 2
Address:
Cooperative Extension
7127 Hollister Ave, Suite 7
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-893-3409
Fax: 805-845-4968
Email: jmmhansen@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Andrea Hollister Andrea Hollister
Title: 4-H Community Education Specialist II
Address:
7127 Hollister Ave, Suite 7
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-893-3410
Email: aeborunda@ucanr.edu

 

Master Gardeners

Photo of Linda S. Baity PhD Linda S. Baity PhD
Title: Program Representative II
Specialty: Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension
7127 Hollister Avenue
Suite 7
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: 805-893-2125
Fax: 805-845-4968
Email: lsbaity@ucanr.edu

 

CalFresh Nutrition Education Program

Shannon Klisch
Title: Cal Fresh Community Education Supervisor 2
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5951
Email: sklisch@ucanr.edu

 

Melissa LaFreniere
Title: UC CalFresh NEP Community Education Specialist 2
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5947
Email: mslafreniere@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Lisa Paniagua Lisa Paniagua
Title: UC CalFresh NEP Community Education Specialist 2
Specialty: UC CalFresh Nutrition Education
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5947
Email: lmharrah@ucanr.edu

 

Administrative Staff

Jerry Harris
Title: Office Manager
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-781-5942
Fax: 805-781-4316
Email: jerharris@ucanr.edu

 

Emeritus

Photo of Mary L Bianchi Mary L Bianchi
Title: Emeritus - Horticulture Farm Advisor
Specialty: Horticulture, pomology, subtropicals, water management and water quality. Horticulture in San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 781-5949
Email: mlbianchi@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Richard P Enfield Richard P Enfield
Title: 4-H Youth Development Advisor-Emeritus
Specialty: Positive youth development, nonformal science projects, experiential education, John Dewey, community collaborations and the concepts of social capital, resiliency and developmental assets.
Address:
Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
2156 Sierra Way
Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: CD: (805) 781-5940 4-H: (805) 781-5943
Email: rpenfield@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of A. Michael Marzolla , M.A. A. Michael Marzolla , M.A.
Title: Emeritus
Specialty: Youth development, environmental & science education, educational materials development, critical pedagogy
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Fax: (805) 645-1474
Email: ammarzolla@ucanr.edu

 

Julie P Newman , M.S.
Title: Emeritus
Specialty: Floriculture and nursery production in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Address:
Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Fax: 805-645-1474
Email: jpnewman@ucanr.edu

 

Phil Phil Phillips
Title: Area IPM Advisor, Emeritus
Specialty: Extension of IPM information and adoption of IPM through demonstration and adaptive local research; in citrus, avocados, grapes, strawberries and vegetables
Address:
P. O. Box 428
Ventura, CA 93061
Phone: (805) 645-1457
Email: paphillips@ucdavis.edu

 

Carol J Powell
Title: Family & Consumer Science Advisor Emerita
Address:
Cooperative Extension
7127 Hollister Ave, Suite 7
Goleta, CA 93117
Email: cgpowell@ucdavis.edu

 
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