RENO – University of Nevada, Reno’s Extension service announced this week that Donald Deever is Lincoln County’s new Extension educator.
Deever said he will focus on improving the economic vitality of the county. Another objective is to help the community enhance their healthy lifestyles, while making sure that the values of Lincoln County continue to be supported.
He has taught from kindergarten through college, and he has experience in the tourism industry and educational technology. He worked in travel journalism and as an assignment adventurer with National Geographic, and he plans to apply his experience from across countries to cultivate the tourism experience in Lincoln County.
He said he will use these experiences to help the workforce development office pioneer new ways to address unemployment rates in the county. His programs can train individuals on a variety of computer literacy skills.
“I was raised in the agriculture industry and was always helping with the livestock and landscaping,” Deever said. “I’m so passionate about this job, and I understand how rural communities work, which I think helps with connecting with the residents in Lincoln.”
Photo: Keith Larson, Extension. SOURCE: UNR.