Lacie Ashby serves as a 4-H Youth Development Educator in Garrett County, Maryland, and Director for the Maryland 4-H Environmental Education and Camping Center in Bittinger, MD. She joined University of Maryland Extension in August 2008. She focuses on animal science programming, youth development, and volunteer development. She also provides leadership to the 1,200 acre Maryland 4-H Environmental Education and Camping Center. She strives to expand and enhance the 4-H Club program and project opportunities for youth and to promote 4-H as a valuable opportunity for youth to develop life skills (soft skills) desired by employers while experiencing various project areas to fine-tune career goals. She received the NAE4-HA Distinguished Service award in 2018 and Epsilon Sigma Phi Mid-Career Service award for the Northeast region in 2020. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Frostburg State University.