Board of Directors

Joshua E. Gardynik - President/Treasurer

Joshua has over a decade of experience with I.T. web development, and business operations, graduating from Utah State University with a bachelor's in Business Information Systems. He has actively participated at CHS on the Board of Directors and as a volunteer since 2010, helping to maintain and expand much of their technology. 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.

Seth Tait - Vice-president/Legal

Seth has been practicing law since 2013 at the firm Olson & Hoggan, P.C. When he is not working, he is spending time with his wife and five children exploring Cache Valley’s trails, parks, and mountains. Seth is also a licensed pilot and enjoys playing several musical instruments. He is a strong believer in giving back to the community through volunteering and is happy to be a part of the CHS team.

Terry Nash - Secretary

Originally from Pennsylvania, Terry is a retired physician who has found a new calling in retirement, namely helping pets and people find each other at the CHS.  She has volunteered at the shelter since 2008, and has recently joined the board.  She has two "rescue" dogs and loves to hike with them almost daily near Bear Lake where she currently lives.  She brings to the board her extended experience volunteering as well as playing a small part in CHS's evolution into the continually improving institution it is today.  She feels strongly that in helping our animals, we are also directly impacting the lives of people and families.  Together we can save each other!!!

Jay Black - 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.

Rocky Taylor - Animal Control Liason

Rocky was born and raised on a farm in Teton Valley, Idaho. Since leaving the family farm, he Graduated U of Utah and has had 3 careers. He started working for the State of Utah as a social worker in 1970. That job morphed into a probation and parole officer. He retired from State employment 1990, and started a 10 year career managing the Credit Bureau of Brigham City. He started his favorite job was as an animal control officer in North Logan, Hyde Park, and Smithfield in 2000. In that capacity, He was the first animal control officer to impound animals at the Cache Humane Society, and drafted the first city impound contract. In 2005 he was selected Utah Animal Control Officer of the Year. He retired in 2010 and has been on the board of the Cache Humane Society since 2008.

Heather Dye - Emergency Operations

As a life long animal lover, Heather has experience with everything from horses to reptiles and everything in between. Heather is the Secretary for the Bridgerland chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of America. She is also an active member of the Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club (BARC) and the Cache County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). She has a degree in Pack Station and Stable Management, bringing knowledge of large animal management to the table. Heather enjoys spending time out on the trails with her horses and blue heeler and taking road trip adventures.


John Drew - Strategic Planning

John serves on the Providence City Council in his 4th year, has an FCC amateur radio license and participates in a number of community organizations and events.  John is a business owner/consultant/accountant and has had numerous experiences managing businesses, leading growing and changing organizations, and developing long term strategic business plans.  He is a CPA and has an MBA and has won recognition from business associates for innovative ideas.  He and his wife are the former owners of the Cracker Barrel in Paradise.

John and his wife have three dogs, three cats; Elmo, Molly, Bernie, Grits, Rooney and Cali. They all have different personalities, and keep the family entertained. 

Ralph Meyers

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