After working for 12 years in the private sector, Sandy Nelson decided to follow her passion to make a difference and made the leap to animal welfare. For two years, she was the marketing and communications coordinator for Salt Lake County Animal Services (SLCoAS), Utah's largest no-kill municipal shelter. At SLCoAS, Sandy truly learned about giving animals a voice and engaging communities to make a difference. As an added bonus, she found her love of cats and, in particular, big-cheeked toms.
In February 2015, Sandy brought her knowledge and experience to Best Friends Animal Society. Sandy is currently the NKUT (No-Kill Utah) manager for Best Friends, and in this role oversees the NKUT Coalition, shelter outreach, events and outreach, and the community cats program.
A Utah native, Sandy attended Utah State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology. In addition to her love of animals, she is an outdoors enthusiast who loves everything from snowboarding in the winter to camping in the summer. She shares her home with her partner, Ben, and their two beagles, Buster and Lola.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nationwide Strategies to Save Them All: NKUT: State of Utah