Board of Directors

Jay Black - President/Dog Park Committee

Jay Black is president and chair of the dog park committee for the CHS Board. His preparation: A PhD in journalism and sociology, stints as a newspaper reporter, journal editor, author of 10 texts, national journalism professor of the year. . . . All of which has absolutely nothing to do with humane society work. Adopting Stella the golden doodle got him this rewarding gig.

Scott Boyer - Vice President/Emergency Operations

Scott brings a lot of experience with regards to emergency operations. He's part of the Cache Amateur Radio Emergency Services and set up the first Animal Emergency Agency Operations Center in Cache County at the Cache Humane Society. He is a member of the Utah State University Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and is also a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Scott and his wife Marly are outdoor active and enjoy tandem bicycle touring, motorcycling, whitewater rafting, and hiking. At home on the west side of the valley, they live with a rescued coon hound mix and four cats.


Diane Oblock - Secretary

First coming to CHS as a volunteer, Diane joined the board late in 2016 soon after bringing home a little terrier mix. Quincy (a.k.a. Mr. Clyde), a shelter animal, joined her husband, Bill, and their various dogs, cats and horses on their farm in Richmond. Diane and Bill have been active in the small business community in Logan for many years, strongly supporting the Buy Local ethic. With their two daughters now launched and retirement beckoning, Diane is looking forward to expanding local support for CHS's many services offered for companion animals needing homes and for the people who care for them.

Joshua E. Gardynik - Treasurer/Network Operations

Joshua has over a decade of experience with both I.T. and web development, graduating from Utah State University with a bachelor's in Business Information Systems. He's also an avid photographer when he can find the time. He lives with one rescue dog, two cats, and a 210 gallon freshwater aquarium.

Rocky Taylor - Animal Control Liason

Jonathan Thomas - Legal Council

Robert Schmidt

Robert is a Certified Wildlife Biologist ® with graduate degrees in ecology.  He is interested in feral and community cats, as well as the well-being of all companion, food, and research animals.  Robert is a long-distance runner and a scuba diver, and he spends enough time in Hawaii to be a volunteer naturalist at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve on Oahu.

Heather Dye

Christie Stock

John Drew