Travis County Extension Staff

1600-B Smith Road   *   Austin, Texas 78721   *   PHONE: 512.854.9600   *   FAX: 512.854.9611


Maggie picture Maggie Moreno Johnson
County Extension Director

Maggie began her career with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services in 2000.  As the County Extension Director, Maggie provides leadership and supervision to over 70 professional, paraprofessional and support staff that contribute to Extensions diverse and innovative educational efforts in Travis County.  Maggie has  a Masters Degree in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Sociology from Texas A&M Kingsville.
Irmas picture Irma Marquez
Office Supervisor

Irma has been with Travis County for 23 years.  As the Office Manager she oversees the general office operations for both Texas A&M and Travis County.  She assist with purchasing, payroll, budgets, Administrative paperwork and is the Travel Coordinator for Travis County for the department.  In her free time Irma enjoys taking cooking classes and playing with her two dogs Riley and Cooper.

4-H & Youth Development

 mmickelson-picture-website Mellanie Mickelson
County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Mellanie joined us as the CEA – 4-H in December 2016 after over 5 years of coordinating the 4-H CAPITAL Urban Animal Science Program.  She is a graduate from the Oklahoma State University Animal Science program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a specialty in veterinary medicine.  Additionally, Mellanie is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership at Tarleton State University.  She provides leadership to the Travis County 4-H & Youth Development program, including program planning, implementation, evaluation, and interpretation of county events while working with the community, clubs, and volunteers.  More information about the 4-H opportunities available in Travis County can be seen on the Travis County 4-H Blog and on the Travis County Facebook page.
Charlotte Charlotte Wehrman
County Extension Agent – Urban Youth Development

As the agent for 4-H Urban Youth Development, Charlotte manages the 4-H CAPITAL Program.  She started out at 4-H CAPITAL as an AmeriCorps Member in August of 2006 after receiving her bachelors in Theater Studies from the University of Texas.  She has stayed at 4-H CAPITAL since then and served in several staff positions over the years, while also completing her Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics at St. Edward’s University in August of 2013. Now, as the program Director, she participates in grant writing, program development, staff management and strategic planning.
Nathan Tucker
County Extension Agent – 4-H
Cooperative Extension Program, Prairie View A & M University

Nathan is the CEP Agent for the 4-H Program in Travis County. He promotes the 4-H Program to diverse and low resource audiences. He began the position in December, 2011, and before that, worked for the Texas AgriLife Extension in the capacity of Extension Assistant with the Better Living for Texans program since January of 2007. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a major in Spanish and a minor in Business, Nathan attended San Francisco State University, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in English with a concentration in Linguistics.  Information about the Prairie View Cooperative Extension youth program can be found on the 4-H CEP Blog.

Family & Consumer Sciences

Sonia Coyle
County Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences

Sonia Coyle started working as the County Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences in July 2013. Sonia is responsible for conducting educational programs in nutrition, wellness, food safety, and financial management. Sonia has worked for over ten years in Travis County in the areas of nutrition and health education, early literacy, and parenting programs. Her experience includes working as a Program Manager for AVANCE, Inc. and Keep It Healthy, and as a Nutrition Educator for Capital Area Food Bank and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services-WIC program. She holds a Master’s degree of science in education from Baylor University and is a Registered Dietitian from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Dr. Crystal E. Wiltz
County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences
Cooperative Extension Program, Prairie View A&M University

Crystal has been employed since December 2001 with a focus on nutrition health and wellness, 4-H and youth and community development. A program focus is chronic illness and disease. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin.
Maria_EFNEP Maria Rosario-Mejias
Extension Agent – Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Maria received her B.S. in soil science from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and her M.P.H. in biostatistics from University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences campus.  Before she started working as the Extension Agent for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) on September2015, Maria served as a Nutrition Education Assistant for EFNEP and a Master Wellness Volunteer in Travis County.  She provides leadership and management to the Travis County EFNEP unit. This program provides general nutrition education and promotes physical activity among families and youth with limited resources.  Information on the Travis County EFNEP Program can be found on the EFNEP website.  For nutrition information follow them on Facebook.

Horticulture, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Daphne Richards
County Extension Agent – Horticulture

Daphne Richards received her BA in botany from The University of Texas at Austin and her MS in horticulture from Texas A&M. Before joining the Travis County team in 2009, she served as the CEA-Hort in El Paso County for nine years. Her primary responsibilities include leading educational programming in the areas of home horticulture and urban agriculture, as well as for professionals in the green industry. She also serves as coordinator of the local Master Gardener program, training and managing over 200 very active Master Gardener volunteers. She may be seen each week on KLRU in the award-winning television program “Central Texas Gardener,” and her gardening articles appear monthly in the Austin American Statesman. You can follow her Tweets and you can “like” her horticulture information on Facebook. You might also catch her around town at various gardening events with Augie, her sweet little Dachshund puppy. If you do, please say hi!
County Extension Agent – Agriculture and Natural Resources
Position Currently Vacant 
Information about upcoming events and programs in Travis County can be found on the blog.
Wizzie Brown
County Extension Program Specialist – Integrated Pest Management

Wizzie has been with Texas A&M AgriLife Exension Service since 2002 and has been playing with insects since she was a toddler. She is an Extension Program Specialist with the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Wizzie holds a B.S. in entomology from The Ohio State University and a M.S. in entomology from Texas A&M University. The integrated pest management program provides identification, biological and management information to whomever needs help. Wizzie’s research focuses on imported fire ants, including community wide fire ant management. Wizzie also is happy to provide programs to area groups on a variety of arthropod-related topics. You can find insect and other arthropod information on Wizzie’s blog.
Lisa Anhaiser
Horticulture Assistant

Lisa Anhaiser began her career with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in 2007 and after a short departure in 2010 returned to Travis County in April 2014. Ms. Anhaiser has a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business with a specialization in Horticulture from Texas State University.
She serves as Horticulture Program Assistant in Travis County supporting the Master Gardener Volunteer program, organizing the annual East Austin Garden Fair and coordinating various Youth Gardening opportunities, including the Junior Master Gardener Program.

Administrative Support Staff

Angela Reyes
Administrative Assistant

Angela supports agents for the following programs: Prairie View Cooperative Extension: Family & Consumer Sciences, and 4-H & Youth Development programs. Angela has been with Travis County for 13 years, before joining Texas AgriLife she worked in other departments of the Health & Human Services Division. Angela participates in training opportunities provided by the County and AgriLife and has obtained numerous certificates. Angela is married and has 3 girls, ages 4, 2 and 3 months. Besides keeping busy with the girls she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. When time permits she enjoys working on arts and crafts and watching movies. One of her favorite things to do is go out to a “quiet” dinner with her husband!
John Riegler
Administrative Assistant

John provides administrative support to the agents who oversee the 4-H program, and the Family & Consumer Sciences which includes: the Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, Inc. (FLCCT), Master Wellness Volunteers, and the Travis Extension Education Association (TEEA). He came to the Extension office in October 2008, having previously served with the Texas Secretary of State. After attending the University of Maryland (European Division and Munich Campus), John graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with an undergraduate liberal arts degree before pursuing para-legal coursework at Southwest Texas State University.
 IMG_0416 Annabel Almeida
Administrative and Finance Coordinator
Annabel Almeida has been with Travis County for 8 yrs. Annabel is very  passionate in working with youth and families in providing services for a better living. In December 2015 joined 4-H Capital as the Administration and Finance Coordinator where she is responsible budget keeping.  Annabel enjoys cheering on the Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs.
Sue Carrasco
Administrative Assistant

Sue began working for Travis County in July 2010. Sue provides administrative support to the Horticulture and Agriculture Agents. Sue’s responsibilities are to assist the agents with their programs/classes that are given to help the public which include the Master Gardener Program and Pesticide Private Applicator Training. Sue has attended Austin Community College. She has 10 years of experience as a manufacturing supervisor. She enjoys spending time with her 6 year old granddaughter.


The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

The Texas A&M University System, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners’ Court of Texas cooperating.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County at 512-854-9600 ten working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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