Karee Mackey has worked for the Watauga County Center of NC Cooperative Extension for 13 years. In that time, she has developed programs that have made a difference in the lives of many Watauga County youth. She constantly strives to stay updated on the latest information and goes to many county and state trainings and workshops throughout the year.
Karee leads many 4‐H activities throughout the year and provides leadership to several 4‐H clubs, including a home‐school club. She assists 4‐H’ers in preparing speeches and presentations for County Activity Days (several have competed and won awards at the district and state levels). She works with other Extension agents to provide the LEAD camp to involve middle‐school girls in science and leadership skills. She also carries out workshops for after-school and camps and workshops for summer audiences .
Karee networks and collaborates with many other agencies in the county and state, many times serving on their advisory committees and boards. Some of these have included: Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Children’s Council, Adolescent Health Committee, United Way, Latino Task Force, and RAPP (Relatives a Parents Program). Karee holds a BA Degree from Appalachian State University in Anthropology and a Masters Degree in Human Development and Psychological Counseling from ASU.