President – Sarah Tal

Sarah has been involved with CCAW since 2013. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Sarah has a B.A. from Kenyon College in Ohio and a J.D. from the University of Utah. Sarah works for the Utah courts from her home in Torrey. Her passions include plant-based cooking, exploring southern Utah, foraging for edible mushrooms and plants, and […]

Vice President – 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 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. […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Milada Copeland

Milada Copeland moved to Utah from Michigan in the mid-1980’s and fell in love with the state’s natural beauty and incredibly variable landscape. Milada has always been involved with animals, serving as a volunteer and a board member of Wasatch Humane (now Utah Animal Adoption Center) in the late 1990’s and working as a behavior-focused […]

Micah Gulley

Prior to moving to Wayne County in 2001, Micah spent nine years in the Marine Corps on active duty and was also a Veterinary Technician. In 2009 he became a deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff Department and was recently elected as the Wayne County Sheriff. During his time as a deputy, he patrolled with […]

Sandy Borthwick

Sandy grew up in North Dakota. She moved west to pursue degrees in Wildlife Biology from Utah State and Colorado State Universities. She had a 34-year career working as a biologist for the Federal Government, half of which was spent at Capitol Reef National Park. She retired in 2021 and resides in Torrey with her […]