I was born in Telluride, reportedly the last baby to be birthed in the museum. Dr. O’Conner delivered me around 5:30 p.m. on August 2, 1961, and I went home to Columbia Street two hours later. In my middle school years, I moved to Louisiana but I always kept southwestern Colorado in my heart. In 1996, my husband, Kenneth, and I moved back home with our three daughters. I have a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science/ Horticulture from Louisiana Tech and a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from Colorado State University. I’m passionate about sustaining local agriculture and native ecosystems and practiced in mountain gardening, native plants, water-wise gardening and historic gardening. I also enjoy entomology, cozy mysteries and travel.
Jack Krebs is the new edition to our staff. He started in October 2007 and is the extension agent with 4-H, youth development and family and consumer science responsibilities. He and his wife, Gretchen, come to us from Wisconsin, where the winters are colder than they are here! As a young person, Jack was very active in 4-H, and he recently interned for two summers for a Wisconsin 4-H program, where he was part of a team that was recognized for outstanding achievement in the County Ambassador Program. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a Sociology emphasis in Rural and Native American Social Work (Families and Youth), with minors in Fine Arts and Speech Communication Education. Jack and Gretchen enjoy walking, furniture restoration, antiquing, crafts, painting, writing poetry and short stories, clowning, singing and photography.
Mary Watson is the administrative secretary for the extension office. She started working for the CSU Extension in San Miguel and West Montrose counties on February 8, 1982. Mary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and Related Services with two minors, Anthropology and Black Studies. She and her husband of 29 years, Davis, have raised two beautiful daughters. Mary loves people, laughter, gardening, shopping and watching old movies with Davis.
Andrea “Andie” Herron is our part-time administrative secretary. Andie has been an employee of the San Miguel County Road and Bridge Department and the extension office since 2000. She was born and raised in southwestern Colorado and is an alumnus of Norwood High School, as well as a former 4-H-er. She has chosen to stay in the area to raise her two wonderful boys, Demitrius and Dorian. Andie enjoys the sunny outdoors, watching sporting events and trying to keep up with her boys!
Please call us or come by the office. We would love to meet you! The Colorado State University Extension Office for San Miguel and West Montrose Counties is located in Norwood across from the fairgrounds. You can call us at 327-4393 or visit our website at www.coopext.colostate.edu/sanmiguel/ for more information.
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