Board of Directors

John Drew - President

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. 

Ellen Klinger - Vice President

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!!!

Joshua E. Gardynik - 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 - 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.

Ralph Meyer

Joe Schulte