Elver Pardo, Extension Agent II/ 4-H Youth Development since 2002, is currently working for the UF/IFAS Extension in Orange County Florida since December 2011. Elver takes the lead for Outreach, Animal Science, Natural Resources and Leadership programming. His efforts have been recognized not only by parents, volunteers, club leaders and 4-H members, but also by key supporters and partners within the Orange County 4-H Program. Elver is an individual who able to both nicely balance 4-H program directives and community needs; especially with the engagement of diverse youth and adults. He has expertise in the areas of leadership, career exploration and outreach programs for minorities. Elver is recognized by his efforts in developing leaders, creating and implementing career exploration programs and executing outreach programs for minorities, especially Latino/Hispanic populations, honoring his own heritage and background.