Charlotte has worked in the field of youth development in Cooperative Extension since 1989, and as an educator in public schools and universities in prior years. Currently, most of her work is to support programming for more vulnerable populations, and she is Chair of the Child, Youth and Family Resiliency Team. She has received grant funding to expand work supporting military connected youth and families, introducing healthy living and science programing available through Cooperative Extension. In addition, she has generated funding to involve youth, families and community groups in building protective factors and networks of support for youth and families in their communities.
Charlotte has an educational background in the areas of youth, family and community development; adolescent issues; youth risk and protective factors; program development and evaluation; building partnerships and collaborations; and developing systems of revenue generation for program support. She graduated with a MS degree from Oregon State University and received a BS in Family and Consumer Science Education from the University of Maine.