Meet the 4-H Team

Pamela “Pam” B. Ardern

Pamela (Pam) B. Ardern, EdD

Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development

State 4-H Office
2054 Barre Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Pam’s responsibilities are to give overall leadership to the South Carolina 4-H Program. Her areas of specialty include program development, curriculum development, leadership development, and volunteer development. She also serves as the State 4-H Military Liaison. She loves to see the development of youth through the 4-H program as they “learn by doing.”

Kathryn (Katie) Berry Shaw

Kathryn (Katie) Berry Shaw

Laurens County 4-H and Youth Development Agent
South Carolina 4-H Horse Program Assistant

219 W Laurens Street
Laurens, SC 29360
864-984-2514 ext. 113 or 803-940-3190

Katie serves as Laurens County 4-H and Youth Development Agent. She is responsible for providing research-based educational programs to youth throughout the county as well managing all of the county-based 4-H clubs, projects, and volunteers. In addition to these duties she also serves as the South Carolina 4-H Horse Program Assistant to all state related 4-H Horse programs, activities and event.

Ginger Bowen

Ginger Bowen

4-H Coordinator Spartanburg and Cherokee

612 Chesnee Highway
Spartanburg, SC 29303
864-596-2993 Ext 116

Ginger serves as the 4-H Coordinator for Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. She is also the County Coordinator for Spartanburg County. Ginger serves on the Healthy Life Styles Team.

Anne P. Brock

Anne P. Brock

Extension Agent, Retired, Union County

120 Kirby Street
Union, SC  29379
864-427-6259, Ext. 113

Mrs. Brock works part-time (20 hours/week) as the 4-H agent in Union County. She has been hired back through a Title III grant and much of her 4-H programming is in the area of forestry, natural resources, and wildlife.

Beverly Connelly-Brown

Beverley Connelly-Brown

4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, Beaufort County

102 Beaufort Industrial Village
Building 1
Beaufort, SC 29906
843-255-6060 Ext 113

Ms. Brown is the 4-H and Youth Development Extension Agent for Beaufort County. She also is the 4-H Low Country Science on the Move Coordinator and part of the statewide science team. Ms. Brown also is instrumental in 4-H school enrichment as well as in-school, afterschool, and community club programming. Her areas are science, animals and livestock, healthy lifestyles and leadership.

T. Ashley BurnsT. Ashley Burns

Assistant 4-H Program Director

4-H Youth Development
2057 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
(404) 580-7984

Dr. Burns works closely with the State 4-H Leader, Extension Specialists, and Extension Administration to provide statewide guidance and program development for 4-H.  Her responsibilities are focused on science and natural resources programs, volunteer coordination, and grant writing.

Felicia C. Cunningham

Felicia C. Cunningham

4-H Agent, Jasper County

P.O. Box 1089
Ridgeland, SC  29936
843-726-3461 x 113

Felicia serves as 4-H agent in Jasper County. She is responsible for providing programs to youth ages 5-19. She serves on the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Team.

Robin Currence

Robin Currence

4-H Agent, Chester County

Chester County Extension Office
109 Ella Street
Chester, SC  29706
803-385-6181, Ext. 114 or 803-209-0538

Robin serves as 4-H Agent for Chester County. She works with 4-H volunteers, teachers, and youth to connect these groups to the resources of the 4-H Youth Development program. She also lends support to the 4-H Science on the Move initiative ( 

4-H Agent, Fairfield County

Fairfield County Clemson Extension
96 US Hwy. 312 Bypass, South
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Phone: 803-635-4722 ext.112
Fax: 803-635-4918

The 4-H Youth Development Agent in Fairfield County. She works with all youth in the county ages 5 to 19. She is responsible for developing 4-H programming in areas such as leadership, citizenship, animal sciences, natural resources, healthy lifestyles, science, technology and engineering.

Sherry Davis-LivingstonSherry Davis-Livingston

Senior 4-H/Youth Development Agent; County Coordinator, Georgetown County

Clemson Extension Service
731 Prince Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Mrs. Davis-Livingstons primary responsibilities consist of planning, implementing, and maintaining issue-based accountable educational programming in 4-H Youth Development. She also serves as County Coordinator providing daily oversight for Georgetown County, Clemson University, and foundation financial accounts. Sherry serves on the Healthy Life Style Team. She enjoys delivering the Healthy Life Style programs for youths and families throughout Georgetown County. Her true passion has always been the 4-H Food and Nutrition Project area.

Sharon Grice

Lori Frager

Administrative Assistant

State 4-H Office
2054 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-3848


Sharon GriceSharon Grice

4-H Coordinator

Marion County Extension Office
206 Airport Court - Suite C
Mullins, SC 29574
(843) 423-8285 ext. 113

Sharon is the 4-H Agent for Marion County. She is responsible for the coordination of a Comprehensive 4-H Youth Development Program for the youth of Marion County. She also serves on the State 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Team.

Alma Harris, M.A.

Alma Harris, M.A.

County Extension Agent, 4-H Coordinator Darlington County

300 Russell St; Room 222
Darlington, SC 29532
843-393-0484 ext. 115

Mrs. Harris serves as the youth coordinator for Darlington County 4-H. She currently serves on the Natural Resource 4-H team. Her areas of expertise are working with youth of all ages and volunteer recruitment and management. She serves as Regional Lead Agent for Darlington, Florence, Sumter and Lee Counties.

Shannon HerndonShannon Herndon

4-H Extension Agent

Bamberg County Extension Office
847 Calhoun Street/PO Box 299
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
(803) 245-2661 ext. 111

Shannon Herndon is a Senior County Extension Agent and her responsibility is 4-H Youth Development. Her county programs include Agriculture, Natural Resources, Science, Engineering and Technology, Food and Nutrition, Leadership and Community Development. She maintains two county websites for information on local 4-H projects and events for 4-H Volunteers and Youth.  Her area of responsibility includes Bamberg and Barnwell Counties.

Steve HucksSteve Hucks

4-H & Youth Development Agent

Lancaster County Extension Office
107 S. French Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 283-3302 ext. 111

Mr. Hucks' responsibilities are 4-H and youth development in Lancaster County. He also serves on the 4-H Natural Resources Committee, Staff Senate, and coordinates the Midlands region Pullet Chain. He is co-coordinator for two state wide projects: the 4-H Small Garden Project and the Wildlife Food Plot Project. His areas of expertise are youth livestock projects, school enrichment programs, STEM, wildlife management and photography.

Faith IsrealFaith Isreal

York County 4-H & Youth Development Agent

120 North Congress St.
York, SC 29745
803-684-9919, ext. 113

Faith Isreal lived the dream of an avid 4-Her in South Carolina. Knowing the invaluable opportunities and experiences she has received as a 4-H’er for over fourteen years, she now ‘pays it forward’ as once a 4-Her now agent.  Her overall desire is to enrich the lives of youth through education and exposure, which guides them into being confident productive citizens leading healthy and vibrant lives.

Georganne KirvenGeorganne Kirven

State 4-H Specialist

1060 Bowridge Rd.
Wedgefield, SC 29168

Georganne is a 4-H Specialist. Her major areas of responsibilities include grant administration and implementation,  4-H military programming support, coordination of the State Presentation Contest and State Award interviews and establishment of a 4-H Alumni network. Additionally, she coordinates 4-H'ers attendance at National Congress and National Conference.  

Connie N. LakeConnie N. Lake

County Extension Agent
Saluda, Greenwood, and Aiken Counties

201 E. Church Street
Saluda, SC  29138

Connie coordinates the 4-H programs in Saluda, Greenwood, and Aiken Counties. She is a graduate of Winthrop College with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Home Economics Education. She enjoys working with youth of all ages in Saluda County.

Miracle LewisMiracle Lewis

Area Extension Agent- 4-H Youth Development

Horry County Extension Office
1949 Industrial Park Rd.
Conway, SC 29526
843-365-6715 x 124

Miracle is responsible for educational programming for youth in Horry County. Her main areas of interest are community gardens and livestock. Her educational background is in youth program planning, health promotion, and the stages of behavior change.

Mary Margaret McCaskill

Mary Margaret McCaskill

4-H Extension Agent, Clarendon County

103 Sunset Drive
Manning, SC 29102
803-435-8429 ext. 112

Mrs. McCaskill serves as 4-H Youth Development Agent in Clarendon County. Her area of expertise is working with youth. She is responsible for developing 4-H programming in areas such as leadership and citizenship, animal sciences, natural resources, healthy lifestyles, personal development, and science engineering and technology.

Michael S. McManus

Michael S. McManus

4-H Youth Development Agent
Assistant Program Team Leader

709 S. Parsonage Street
Bennettsville, SC  29512

Michael is Regional Lead Agent for Chesterfield, Dillon, Marlboro and Marion Counties. He serves as 4-H Coordinator for Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties. Michael enjoys programs in leadership, agriculture, and science and technology. He serves on the 4-H Leadership/Citizenship team. He enjoys seeing youth learn new skills, developing confidence, and enjoying new adventures.

Darlas C. Moore

Darlas C. Moore

4-H Volunteer Coordinator

#5 Courthouse Square
Bishopville, South Carolina 29010
(803) 484-5416, Ext. 113

Darlas promotes South Carolina 4-H programs in a positive way to encourage youth to go on a new adventure. She presents 4-H programs in the schools, day cares and after school programs. She also recruits new leaders and helps get them trained to assist where they will be most useful. She serves on the 4-H Science Team.

Jennifer (Jenny) Mountford

Jennifer (Jenny) Mountford

4-H Agent, Abbeville County

P.O. Box 640
265 Industrial Park Road
Abbeville, SC 29620

Jenny serves as 4-H Agent for Abbeville County to build strength across the community in youth development by partnering with other agencies, individuals, and families to develop a variety of 4-H programs and projects for local youth. Abbeville County has economic foundations in forestry and agriculture, and you will find many 4-H programs based around animal science, livestock and natural resources. She serves on the 4-H Livestock Sub-Committee and Volunteer Committee. 

4-H and Youth Development, Lexington and Richland Counties

605 West Main Street
Suite 109
Lexington, SC 29072
803-359-8515 x 124

Leona serves 4-H and Youth Development for Lexington and Richland Counties. She serves on the 4-H Horse Team. She really enjoys working with kids of all ages, in all settings. Her absolute favorite thing is working with kids through hands on programs and helping them discover new and exciting things that they never thought they would enjoy!  

Katie Rishebarger

Katie Rishebarger

Science on the Move Coordinator

109 Ella Street
Chester, SC 29706

Katie Rishebarger is the coordinator for Clemson Extension's new 4-H Science on the Move program. The program provides educational resources for schools and community groups across South Carolina. Katie coordinates the Upstate half of the program. Apart from science and working with children, Katie also enjoys photography, singing, acting, and costuming. 

Jessica D. Simpson

Jessica D. Simpson

Anderson County

313 S. Towers Street
Suite 106
Anderson, SC 29624
(864) 226-1581

Jessica serves as the 4-H Agent in Anderson County. She also coordinates all of the Animal projects for Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties. Anderson County has a long history of Agriculture and many 4-H youth participating in livestock projects. While Anderson County still has a very traditional 4-H program with many animal projects and clubs, the county has diversified to offer many other projects including STEM and Healthy Lifestyles. Jessica’s main love in her career is working with youth and their animals. In her free time away from work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and working on her family farm, raising registered Shorthorn Cattle.

Terri B. Sumpter

Terri B. Sumpter

County Extension 4-H Agent

Sumter County Extension Office
115 N Harvin Street, 5th Floor
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 773-5561

Mrs. Sumpter is a County Extension 4-H Agent in Sumter County. She is currently serving on the South Carolina Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Clemson Extension Epsilon Sigma Phi-Alpha Phi Chapter Honorary Fraternity, and the State 4-H Leadership Team. She enjoys strengthening the traditional 4-H program and incorporating a strong leadership and citizenship program in Sumter County. She is dedicated to seeking ways to empower the youth to take an interest in their community and to enhance their life skills.

Janine SutterJanine Sutter

Pickens County 4-H

222 West Main Street
P.O. Box 995    Pickens, SC 29671
Phone: 864-878-1394 / fax: 864-878-6712

Janine Sutter is responsible for the 4-H Program in Pickens County, SC. She serves on the 4-H Leadership/Citizenship Team.

Faith Lawrimore Truesdale

Faith Lawrimore Truesdale

Florence County 4-H & Youth Development Agent

2685 S. Irby Street, Suite K
Florence, SC 29505
843-661-4800, ext. 121

Mrs. Truesdale is the Florence County 4-H and Youth Development Agent and serves on the State 4-H Leadership/Citizenship Team. She is the Pee Dee Region 4-H Pullet Chain and Backyard Rabbit Project Coordinator and enjoys working with 4-Hers and helping them to develop the life skills needed to be successful.

Karissa Ulmer

Karissa Ulmer

4-H Agent, Allendale and Hampton Counties

398 Barnwell Highway
Allendale, SC 29810

Karissa is Regional Lead Agent with 4-H programming responsibilities in Allendale and Hampton counties. Her primary areas are 4-H agriculture and wildlife projects. She is the coordinator of the 4-H Wild at Webb camp and serves on the 4-H Wildlife and Natural Resources team.

Kristine Vernon

Kristine Vernon

SC 4-H Horse Program Coordinator

135 Poole Agricultural Building
Clemson, SC  29634
(864) 656-4028

Dr. Vernon is an Assistant Professor in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department at Clemson University. She is responsible for teaching a variety of equine science and horse husbandry classes and an animal agribusiness class. In addition, she is the Director of the Clemson University Equine Center and manages the state-level 4-H Horse Project events, and serves on the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship and Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup management teams.

Leigh Walker

Leigh Walker

4-H County Extension Agent – Orangeburg and Calhoun County

1550 Henley Street, Suite 200
Orangeburg, SC  29115

Leigh serves as 4-H coordinator for Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties. She also serves as county coordinator for Orangeburg County. She serves on the 4-H Leadership/Citizenship Program team.

Alana West

Alana West

Newberry County 4-H Agent

1860 Wilson Road
P.O. Box 160
Newberry, SC 29108
803-276-1091, Ext. 111

Mrs. West’s responsibilities include 4-H and Youth Development in Newberry County. She provides programming through in-school and afterschool settings, clubs, projects, and camps. She also serves on the 4-H Natural Resources sub-committee.

Patricia Whitener

Patricia Whitener

Greenville County 4-H Agent

301 University Ridge, Suite 4300
Greenville, SC 29601
864-232-4431 ext.125

Patricia has a strong background in wildlife and environmental programming. She is excited to work with schools in utilizing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. In addition to hands on learning experiences in agriculture, Greenville County 4-H has many opportunities to engage youth in developing healthy lifestyles and responsible citizenship within the community. On any given weekend you will find Patricia on the hiking trail with her husband and dog June bug, kayaking the lakes and rivers of the Upstate or tending her garden.

Rick Willey

Rick Willey

4-H Natural Resource Specialist

Clemson University Campus
272F Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, South Carolina  29634
(864) 656-3090

Mr. Willey's responsibilities are Youth Education in the area of natural resources, including Wildlife, Forestry, Water Quality (4-H2O) and 4-H Shooting Sports. He is also responsible for the coordination of Leisure Skills courses in the area of Shooting Sports and Hunting. His areas of expertise are Wildlife Management and Biology, Hunting and Fishing, and Shooting Sports. His responsibilities are statewide.

Meghan Wood

Meghan Wood

Assistant Director 4-H and Ag & Natural Resources

Clemson University Campus
2063 Barre Hall
Clemson, South Carolina  29634
(864) 903-1730

Meghan's background includes six years of teaching experience in Agricultural Education before earning her Ph.D. in Agricultural & Extension Education. Her areas of expertise include leadership in youth organizations, curriculum development, teacher retention and legislative advocacy. Meghan currently serves as the Past-President of the SC Association of Career and Technical Education.