Calhoun County Office

Office:  361-552-9747                                                     311 Henry Barber Way, Suite 1
Fax:      361-552-6727                                                     Port Lavaca, TX  77979


Karen Lyssy

CEA-Family and Community Health (County Coordinator)

Karen has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Texas A & M University, and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision – Education Leadership (Principal)


                • Food Safety
                • Cooking and Nutrition Education
                • Family Economics


Hailey Hayes

CEA-Ag and Natrual Resources


Hailey has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Study in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University, and a Master of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resources from Tarleton State University


              • Livestock Development
              • Beef Cattle and Forage
              • Hunter’s Education
              • Bee Keeping
              • Row Crop Farming


Stephen Biles
Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Stephen attended Texas A & M University and has a Masters in Agronomy


Emilee DeForest
CEA‐4‐H & Youth Development

Emilee has a Bachelor of Science in Ag Services and Development from Tarleton State University


          • Youth Leadership and Development
          • 4-H STEM and 4-H Natural Resources/Sport Fishing
          • Youth Agricultural Literacy
          • Welcome to the Real World – Youth Programming
          • Mindful SELF – Youth Programming




Ralph (RJ) Shelly
CEA‐Coastal Marine Resources

RJ has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University


                          • Boating Safety
                          • Texas Oyster Fishery
                          • For-Hire Recreational Fishing
                          • Sport Fishing
                          • Texas Marine Harmful Algae Blooms


Ellen Heiman
Office Manager


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