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WSU Extension wants to help you put knowledge to work. We are a three-way partnership of the US Department of Agriculture, Washington State University, and Grays Harbor County that delivers unbiased, research-based information and educational programs.

Director: Dan Teuteberg

Grays Harbor Staff:

Kymmie Foster, Nutrition Education Assistant, works primarily in East Grays Harbor County with the Food $ense Program in schools teaching nutrition education. Kym graduated from Montesano High School, and Centralia Community College. e-mail:

Gary Fredericks, Area Dairy and Livestock Agent, is located in Cowlitz County. Gary focuses on personnel management, youth programs, milking techniques, and waste management issues. Gary’s responsibilities include regional issues in SW Washington for dairy and small farm production and supervision of the Extension Livestock Advisors team of SW Washington. e-mail:

Julie Guyton, Extension Coordinator Supervisor, is the program coordinator for the WSU Grays Harbor County Food $ense Nutrition Education Program and provides nutrition classes primarily for East county schools. Julie, a Grays Harbor native, graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Communications.

Tracie Hanson, 4-H Program Coordinator for Grays Harbor County, works to facilitate all aspects of the local 4-H Youth Development Program. Tracie, a Grays Harbor native and 4-H alumnus, has earned an AA degree from Grays Harbor College and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Washington State University.

Chris Koehler, Extension Faculty, provides programs in family relations, personal finance, health and life skills. Chris received her BS in Social Work from Salem State College, and her MS in Home Economics from Arizona State University. e-mail:

Kim Patten, Extension Specialist, Agricultural Researcher, and Associate Horticulturist, is located at WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit. His areas of expertise include cranberries, as well as spartina, and other aquatic nuisance species. He received a BS in Plant Science from University of California Davis, an MS in Horticulture from Iowa State University and a PhD in Horticulture from Washington State University. e-mail:

Kiley Smith, Small Farms Educator, is a Grays Harbor native, receiving an AA from Grays Harbor College and a BA from The Evergreen Sate College with an emphasis in Health and Psychology. She is based at the Grays Harbor extension, she facilitates educational opportunities for small farms and provides assistance with marketing and networking. e-mail:

Sue Sparkman, Principal Assistant/Office Manager, is a Lewis County native, receiving an AA from Centralia College and a BA from Washington State University. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she serves as the Food Safety & Preservation Information contact and assists with the Leadership Development Program. e-mail:

Jessy Swanson, Nutrition Education Assistant, has her Bachelors of Science in Teaching and Associate of Science Education from Boise Bible College. She has over six years of experience working with low income families and works primarily in West Grays Harbor County with the Food $ense Program in schools and at various agencies teaching nutrition education. e-mail:

Dan Teuteberg, Director of Grays Harbor County, is the Regional Specialist of 4-H Youth Development for Grays Harbor and Mason Counties. Drawing from the past experiences of being a teacher in Tennessee, adventure camp director in Wisconsin, and now a youth development educator in Washington, Dan brings a broad spectrum of knowledge and enthusiasm to the field of positive youth development. e-mail:

Kiley Smith, Coordinator for the Grays Harbor County Noxious Weed Control Board, administers the state’s noxious weed law (RCW 17.10), provides weed identification, consultation and education to landowners, agencies and private industry. e-mail: Phone: 360-482-2265


32 Elma-McCleary Road
PO Box 3018 (mailing)
Elma, WA 98541-3018


8 – 5, Mon. – Fri.


(360) 482-2934


Take Grays Harbor Fairgrounds exit from St. Hwy. 8, enter GHC Fairgrounds Pavilion parking lot. The office is at the east end of the parking lot.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination.

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