Joe Drake is a Field Specialist of Youth and Family 4-H Youth Development. His current focus is on volunteer development and youth civic engagement for the UNHCE 4-H program. He provides the support and direction of the 4-H volunteer program in New Hampshire while also creating civic engagement opportunities for 4-H members around the state. Before joining UNH, he managed and led both an AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA grant and team. He also worked as a classroom teacher, adventure programmer, and afterschool professional. He also served in the United States Coast Guard, gaining strong leadership and organizational skills.