State Faculty & Staff

The Nebraska State 4-H Office faculty and staff, located in Agricultural Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus, works closely with UNL Extension staff located in all 93 counties, to deliver the 4-H Youth Development Program in Nebraska. For more information about 4-H in your community, please contact your local UNL Extension Office. Information about statewide 4-H programs is available from the Nebraska State 4-H Office which is located in 114 Ag Hall PO Box 830700, Lincoln, NE 68583-0700. 

Contact Nebraska 4-H


Kathleen Lodl 4-H
Kathleen Lodl
Associate Dean
(4-H Program Administrator)


Brad Barker 4-H
Brad Barker
(Science & Technology)
Saundra Frerichs 4-H
Saundra Frerichs
Extension Assistant Professor
(Science Education)
Ashu Guru 4-H
Ashu Guru
Assistant Professor
(teaching & learning) 
Michelle Krehbeil 4-H
Michelle Krehbiel
Associate Professor
(Positive Youth Development)
Jill Lingard 4-H
Jill Lingard
Extension Professor 

District Coordinators

Ashley Benes
Ashley Benes
Assistant Extension Educator (West Central District Coordinator)
Lisa Kaslon 4-H
Lisa Kaslon
Extension Educator
(Northeast District Coordinator)
Maria Walker 4-H
Maria Walker
Associate Extension Educator (Southeast District Coordinator)


Cathy Johnston 4-H
Cathy Johnston
Extension Educator
(volunteer & professional development)
Katie Plaskac 4-H
Katie Pleskac
Assistant Extension Educator
(Data management)
Kathy Potthoff 4-H
Kathy Potthoff
Assistant Extension Educator
(Animal Science)
Tracy Pracheil 4-H
Tracy Pracheil
Associate Extension Educator
(Multimedia Learning & Marketing)
Dagen Valentine 4-H
Dagen Valentine
Assistant Extension Educator
(Entrepreneurship & Innovation)

Project Managers/Coordinators

Danielle Dewees 4-H
Danielle Dewees
Communications Coordinator
Tara Dunker 4-H
Tara Dunker
State Project Coordinator

Sean Gundersen
Sean Gundersen
Camp Director
(Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center)

Jessie Mullendore 4-H
Jessie Mullendore
Evaluation Project Manager
(Common Measures)
Ann O'Connor 4-H
Ann O'Connor
Instructional Designer
Renae Oestmann 4-H
Renae Oestmann
Program Coordinator
(Common Measures)
Susan Pense
Project Manager
Sarah Polak 4-H
Sarah Polak
Extension Assistant
(Raising Nebraska)
Kali Tomlinson
Kali Tomlinson
Camp Coordinator
(Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center)
Brandy Wagner 4-H
Brandy Wagner
Educational Engagement Coordinator
(State Fair, PASE/Life Challenge, Robotics)
Katie Zabel
Katie Zabel
Camp Program Coordinator

Support Staff

Lisa Splker 4-H
Lisa Spilker
Office Associate

Content Experts Supporting 4-H

Melissa Border 4-H
Melissa Border
Next Chapter at Nebraska Coordinator
(Office of Admissions)

4-H Kim Clark
Kim Clark
Assistant Extension Educator

Jo Ann Emerson
Development Manager
(Nebraska 4-H Foundation)

Doug Golick
Assistant Professor
Maria (Cherry) de Guzman
Associate Professor
(Adolescent Development)
Peggy Jeffries 4-H
Peggy Jeffries
Support Staff 
(Nebraska 4-H Foundation)

Lisa Karr-Lilienthal
Associate Professor
(Companion Animal)

4-H Lena Luck
Lena Luck
Assistant Professor

Robert Meduna
Extension Educator Emeritus
(Animal Science)

Steve Pritchard
Extension Educator
(Shooting sports)

Stuart Shepherd
Foundation Director
(Nebraska 4-H Foundation)

Sara Werner
Foundation Relations Coordinator
(Nebraska 4-H Foundation)