Helping residents of North Central Washington live healthier, happier lives, WSU Okanogan County Extension welcomed Natasha Moffitt-Hemmer, new 4-H and Master Gardener Coordinator, and Dexter Gulick, new WSU Food $ense Nutrition Educator, this winter.
Moffitt-Hemmer is a 2016 WSU Animal Sciences alumnus who brings prior internship and work experience in WSU Extension, and also has strong family connections to this agriculturally rich region. She found a passion for agriculture in high school through participation in her local FFA chapter, and is excited to put it into practice in Okanogan County, supporting 4-H youth and adults through club activities including livestock projects, shooting sports, sewing, cooking, leadership and public speaking.
As coordinator of the county’s Master Gardener program, she also helps dedicated volunteers share science-based garden practices with their community through outreach and educational events.
Gulick, recently hired as a WSU Food $ense Nutrition Educator, teaches nutrition education to primary school children in Okanogan County. He works with adult audiences to promote healthy eating and improved food shopping skills, and partners with local food pantries and other social service agencies to improve food education efforts.
“As director, I’m excited to welcome Natasha and Dexter to the Extension team in Okanogan County,” said Kayla Wells, leader of Okanogan Extension. “I invite the community to connect with them and learn more about how the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program, our nutrition program, and WSU Master Gardeners can have a positive impact on our youth, families and local residents.”