Board of Directors
Scott Boyer - 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.
Robert Schmidt - Vice President
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.
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.
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 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.