Meet the Staff
Brian Kailey is currently the CSU Extension County Director for Logan County. He is responsible for the 4-H program, horticulture & natural resource programing areas. Brain graduated from CSU with his B.S in Natural Resource Management and his M.S in Extension Education in 2021. He has been working for CSU Extension since May of 2011. Brian grew up just outside of Merino, CO and attended Merino schools. During his youth Brian participated in sports, 4-H, FFA and FBLA. During his time in these organizations, Brian learned many life skills that he uses to this day. Brian also earned his State and American FFA degree and took second at nationals in landscape architecture. Brian is now sharing his leadership skills with youth of Logan County and to his own five kids. Brian and his wife (Maree) have four daughters and one son that range from 9 years to 1 months. When Brian is not in the office, he is at home taking kids to dance class, or going out to the archery range. Brian and Maree like being outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking. Brian’s favorite quote is, “whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.” -Proverbs 10:17- Brian says the best part of his job is, “being out in the community working along side folks that are interested in learning.”
JD Sexton has worked under CSU Extension for 8 years as an 4-H Livestock and Agriculture Agent. JD grew up in LaPorte, Colorado where he was a 10 year 4-H member in Larimer County. JD was active in showing and judging livestock during his 4-H career. He attended Northeastern Junior College where he was a member of the Livestock Judging Team and received his associates in Animal Science. He then attended the University of Wyoming. There, he was on the Livestock Judging Team and received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Animal Science. While at the University of Wyoming, JD gained a passion for teaching youth about agriculture through livestock judging and showing livestock. After graduating from UW, he was the livestock judging coach at Eastern Wyoming College. After his 5 year coaching career, he then became a Livestock Nutritional Representative for Purina Animal Nutrition. JD started his career with CSU Extension in 2012 on the Western Slope of Colorado where he served as a County Director and Ag Agent. JD has been in Logan County as the 4-H Livestock and Ag Agent since 2018. JD obtained his Masters degree in Integrated Resource Management from CSU in 2019. JD, his wife and two kids have a small show lamb operation, where they enjoy raising quality show lambs to youth across the nation for 4-H and FFA projects. JD’s favorite quote is, ” Work hard, never give up, continue to learn and have some fun doing it!” The best part of JD’s job is, “Working with youth and agriculture producers to make them the best they can be!”
Sharla Harris is proud to be a Colorado native who grew up in Gill (east of Greeley) and attended school K-12 at Platte Valley in Kersey. In her youth, Sharla was very active in 4-H with projects ranging from sewing, photography, and genealogy to raising dairy goats. As a ten year member, she is excited to be part of the Logan County Extension office as the Financial Coordinator. Sharla holds an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Aims Community College. She most recently worked at the National Onion Association doing general accounting, event planning and member relations. Prior to the onion association, she was the Treasurer for the Town of Severance. Sharla has a grown son and daughter, enjoys quilting and gardening. Her recent move from Ault to Sterling coincides with her engagement to a wonderful man named Ron. They plan to be married in February 2021.
Jaci Wagner is a born and raised Logan County Native. Growing up in Peetz, CO she was very active in all school clubs and sports, as well as a member of 4-H. After high school, she earned a bachelor’s degree of Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts from the University of Northern Colorado and holds a Colorado Elementary Education Teaching license. Jaci has previously taught kindergarten, first, and third grade for the same district for 17 years and is very proud of her longevity and commitment to the families of Logan County. She looks forward to being able to offer those years of experience with youth and families, as well as work more with adults in this new position. She is excited to have the opportunity to provide the same loyalty and engagement to families of Logan County through different lenses as the Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent and 4-H program. Jaci and her husband Kevin, love the country life and take pride in raising their two boys on the farm. They enjoy managing a small Belted Galloway cow/calf operation and helping their boys continue their passion of show sheep, chickens, and horses. In her free time, Jaci enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends. One of her favorite quotes is, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” By Vivian Greene