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Montgomery County

Montgomery County began programming for the Spring 2019 Empowering Youth and Families Program on February 26th. This was the third family cohort to participate in EYFP in Montgomery County. Each family participates in a ten session program that is designed to strengthen their relationships and empower them to lead community change.  Families also take part in a weekend retreat at Black Mountain YMCA Assembly in May, where they learn community action planning and create a vision for opioid misuse prevention in their community.

Chrissy Haynes

Chrissy Haynes

County Extension Director
  • Montgomery County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent with NC Cooperative Extension for 12 Years.
  • Served as a 4-H Program Assistant and a Montgomery County Schools Teacher previously.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Extension Education from NC State University and is working towards her Master’s degree in Youth, Family, & Community Sciences from NC State University.
  • Loves working for and with the youth in the community in which she grew up as a child.
  • Firmly believes Montgomery County is a great place to live, work and play.
  • Enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 4 children.
Rhonda Peters

Rhonda Peters

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Agent in Montgomery County
  • Conducts programs in the areas of parenting, financial literacy, nutrition and food safety.
  • Serving families and helping them to succeed in any way she can is her passion.
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UNC-Greensboro
  • Working toward a Graduate Certificate in Family Life Education and Coaching (should be completed in December 2019), and plans to pursue her Master’s Degree in Youth, Family and Community Services.  
  • Loves spending time at the beach or in the pool with her three children: Lily age 15, Zachary age 10, and Meghan age 8.
  • Her kids’ biggest fan and really enjoys cheering them on as they play baseball and softball.
  • Acknowledges the struggles of single parenting, yet she tells her children often “Every day I am your mother is the best day of my life”.

Program Contact Information

EYFP PA – Beth Morton

  • 203 W. Main St., Troy, NC 27371
  • (910) 576-6011 (office)
  • lemorton@ncsu.edu