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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
4407 Bland Rd., Suite 117
Raleigh, NC  27609

Phone: 919-873-2100
Fax: 919-873-2156

State Conservationist Office 
Name Position Phone Email
Timothy A. Beard State Conservationist 919-873-2101
Twanda Smith State Conservationist's Administrative Assistant 919.873.2102
Public Affairs Staff
Name Position Phone Email
Vacant State Public Affairs Specialist and Outreach Coordinator    
Magdalena B. Whitaker Secretary 919-873-2123
Management and Strategy
Name Position Phone Email

Odessa Sirman Armstrong

Assistant State Conservationist Management and Strategy 919-873-2161
Alaina Bloodworth Business Services Specialist 919-873-2138
Kim Poteat Financial Resources Specialist 919-873-2108 

Channa Smalls Management Analyst 919-873-2193
Vacant Administrative Assistant 919-873-2127  

Programs, Easements and Water Resources
Name Position Phone Email
Julius George Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, and Easements and Water Resources 919-873-2104
Jeb Minarik Farm Bill Specialist 919-873-2183

Jessica Schmelz Farm Bill Specialist 919-873-2133
Brian Loadholt Easement Specialist 919.873-2160
Terry Foreman Management Program Analyst 919-873-2177

Engineering Staff
Name Position Phone Email
James Kjelgaard State Conservation Engineer 919-873-2130

Mary Waligora Conservation Engineer 919-873-2129
Zachary Butler Geologist 919-873-2128
Carlene Polk Geologist 919-873-2141
Sherri Krueger Administrative Assistant 919-873-2128
Ecological Sciences Staff
Name Position Phone Email
Rafael Vega State Resources Conservationist 919-873-2124
Pam Guffey Secretary 919-873-2132
Ruben Torres Conservation Business Tool Coordinator 919.873.2185
Jeremy Roston Resource Conservationist 919-873-2140
Matt Kinane Compliance Specialist 919.873.2126
Josh Spencer Water Quality Specialist 919-873-2120
Bob Abell NRI Collection Technician 919-873-2175
Jim Errante Cultural Resource Specialist 803-253-3937
Brian Short Grazing Specialist 252-405-9248
Don Barker State Wildlife Biologist  919-873-2112  
NC Soils Staff
Name Position Phone Email
VACANT State Soil Scientist 919.873.2171  
Kristin May Resource Soil Scientist 704.680.3541
Barry Ward Resource Soil Scientist 910.748.5565
Marie Ross Resource Soil Scientist 252.351.8051
Matt Kinane Resource Soil Scientist 919.873.2126
Kristin May, Acting GIS Specialist 704.680.3541