The Estill County Extension office welcomed Thays Flores last week to her new position as the family and consumer sciences agent.
Flores began her job on August 1, 2016. She comes to Estill County from Crittenden County, in the far western part of the state, where she worked as an FCS agent at large for 18 months.
Flores has moved to Richmond, but moving is nothing new to her. Her dad joined the Army as a young man and was stationed in Fort Campbell twice, so Kentucky has been home to her for a long time. Flores’ two younger sisters and her parents, natives of Panama, currently live in Florida.
Perhaps it is because her family moved a few times with the military, but one of Flores favorite things to do in her free time is to travel.
“It doesn’t really have to be some exotic trip to another country,” she said, “but I like exploring, even if it’s a neighboring county. I love learning new things.”
She also loves Pinterest, although she laughs and says she has had “a lot of Pinterest fails.”
She hopes to build the homemaker clubs and start some specialty clubs or groups, perhaps even a Pinterest club. She also looks forward to partnering with the schools, senior citizen groups, and other organizations within the county. Flores said she welcomes the community’s input on ideas for programs.
“I’m really excited to be here,” said Flores.