Animal Care Facility Manager – Mel Perc

Mel has been “re-homed” in Teasdale, UT now going on five years and prior, spent five years of long vacations touring and getting to know this magical place from it’s most grand landscapes to it’s simplest, fascinating details. Growing up in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay, he focused his studies on Native American archaeology, art, […]

President – Sarah Tal

Sarah became involved with CCAW in 2013, inspired by its founder Dottie Weaver. Originally from Oregon, Sarah has a B.A. from Kenyon College and a J.D. from the University of Utah. As a day job, she works for the State of Utah from her home in Torrey. Animals have always been an important part of […]

Vice President – Lee Austin

Lee Austin

Lee worked as Host/Reporter for Utah State University/Utah Public Radio. He got a BA from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh the class of 1997. He served for ten years on the Cache Humane Society Board of Directors and helped that organization build and open the only animal shelter in Cache County, Utah.

Treasurer – Leita Kingsland

Leita is a self-employed accountant, working primarily with nonprofits for the last decade. She has worked for CPAs and in industry and has over 30 years of accounting experience. Leita is a Torrey resident, who loves dogs and cats, hiking and gardening. She is a founder of CCAW and helps run their TNR program.

Secretary – John Benson

John Benson

John was born and raised in Salt Lake City, where he got a BSEE at the University of Utah in 1972. His career included engineering and project management for computer and medical companies, which also allowed him to travel internationally. There were always cats and dogs in his life, and that continues to the present. […]

Annie Holt

Annie Holt

After years of weekend visits to Torrey, Annie and her husband, Don Gomes, finally settled here full time. After 40 years in healthcare and job-related moves to Indianapolis, San Antonio, and Anchorage, Annie is content to sleep in and spend time enjoying life. Annie and Blaze, a herding dog, spend most days hiking (and Blaze […]

Jen Howe

Jen grew up in Oregon, but has lived many places before moving to Torrey 20 years ago.. She is a registered nurse, and currently owns a guiding business with her husband Steve. She has always been surrounded by animals of all kinds and has been an advocate for their well being – a voice for […]

Dana Landale

Dana Landale

Dana first came to Wayne County in the late 1980s for the Outlaw Trail endurance ride and was immediately drawn to the area. In 1991 she and her husband, Nipper (KenNoble) met Doc and Dottie Weaver. They spent time at the Weaver’s Shifting Sands Ranch on the Notom road, and later helped put on an […]

Diena Riddle

Diena Riddle

After retiring in 2015 from years as a teacher and administrator, I’m living the dream. Moving from South Jordan, Utah, I’m now surrounded by the beauties of red rocks and the uniqueness of Wayne County. Our children and grandchildren love to visit as they can, We enjoy hiking and four-wheeling and exploring on the Velvets. […]

Tana Peery Hunter

Tana Peery Hunter with dog

I was born and raised in Utah, my ancestors were all pioneers. I have a bachelor of science degree in Animal science from the University of California at Davis. I have been married to Doug for 48 years and have two wonderful daughters. I am absolutely in love with the natural world, birds being a […]