Anthony serves as the Extension Communications & Marketing Program Coordinator serving Grundy, Kankakee, & Will counties. In this role, he leads outreach efforts for the tri-county unit as Extension moves to innovate, empower communities, and grow programs in a post-COVID world.
Through compelling stories, partnerships, media, & innovation, Anthony works to impact the communities Extension serves through strategic communication efforts while elevating the stories of the Unit’s team of talented staff & educators. His goal is to harness the power of the University of Illinois to bring change to the community.
In addition to his work with Extension, Anthony is also an accomplished freelance journalist and science writer, with pieces appearing in Scientific American, Massachusetts General Hospital’s PROTO Magazine, Massive Science, and many other publications.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources with individualized study in Environmental Research & Informal Interpretation (i.e. Informal Communication) from Oregon State University. With his degree, his specialty lies in interpreting research in impactful ways to inspire action and move toward a result.
Prior to joining the communications team, Anthony served as the Will County 4-H Program Coordinator where he focused on innovative outreach strategies to grow programs while managing volunteers, coordinating events, and overseeing club management among other things.
A proud homeschool alumn and 11-year 4-H member, Anthony was heavily involved in 4-H throughout highschool and into college– serving a four-year term on the Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team, a two-year term on the Illinois 4-H Foundation board of directors, and was on many other state and national committees.
Select Extension Stories
- Extension Master Gardener Conference reaffirms value of community horticulture
- 4-H alum uses civic engagement skills, elected as youngest county board member
- Harvest is stressful: 4-H, Kendall-Grundy Farm Bureau says Support-a-Farmer
- Kankakee Extension Hosts IDOA Director, Senator Patrick Joyce, SIU Representatives For Press Conference On Farm Stress