After addressing thousands of inquiries to the UNH Extension Infoline, Nate Bernitz has become a trusted source for home horticulture and general Extension information in New Hampshire and beyond. He co-hosts the popular Granite State Gardening podcast, regularly hosts Facebook LIVE events, and has authored numerous gardening and homesteading Extension articles. In addition to his innovative outreach, Nate’s passion for top-quality customer service fuels his work as Extension’s public engagement manager, where he works with volunteers and staff to provide and promote the programs, services and expertise the pubic seeks to improve their lives and communities. Nate also serves as the Hillsborough County Office Administrator, where he supports the county advisory council, liaises with Hillsborough County officials and oversees operations of the county office.
Nate received a Bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College and is completing a Master’s in Public Administration at the University of New Hampshire. Nate came to Extension with a wide-ranging background in nonprofits, higher education, and environmental initiatives in marketing and communications, development, education, and volunteer management capacities. Nate is a resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire.