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Sandy Nelson-

Board Secretary

After working for years in the private sector, Sandy decided to follow her passion to make a difference and made the leap to animal welfare. She started out at Salt Lake County Animal Services (SLCoAS) doing marketing and communications. At SLCoAS, Sandy truly learned about giving animals a voice and engaging communities to make a difference.


In February 2015, Sandy brought her knowledge and experience to Best Friends Animal Society. She has worked in a capacity of roles there including NKUT manager, marketing specialist, and development officer. She currently “herds cats” as a project manager for Best Friends.

In her spare time, Sandy likes hiking, biking, snowboarding, traveling, and true crime podcasts. She shares her home with her partner Ben and whatever foster pet happens to need them.

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