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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

A.C. Ivory

A.C. Ivory was born and raised in Salt Lake, and in July 2021 he and his husband, Joseph, moved to Wayne County – two months after their marriage near Zion National Park. A.C. and Joseph have a regenerative micro-farm in Bicknell where they have 16 chickens, a 20-tree orchard, a large garden space, a greenhouse, […]