Board of Directors - Panhandle Animal Shelter

Board of Directors

John Hatcher
President, Board of Directors
John began walking dogs with his wife Alana in 2004 and subsequently adopted their first rescue dog - Hurley - from PAS. Alana and John are owners of EzyDog, LLC which they founded in 2003 with partners in Australia. John has always had a heart and passion for those that can’t speak for themselves whether that be animals or people.  The vision that PAS has with fostering the bond between community and its pets cements his beliefs and commitment to the organization.
About John
Ezydog
Jim Asche
Board of Directors
Jim and his wife Jeanine adopted a puppy from Panhandle Animal Shelter and were impressed with the staff and operations of the shelter. Jim was invited to join the board of directors in April 2016 by a friend who was serving on the board. Jim had a long career in public service as a firefighter. He began as a seasonal forestry firefighter and eventually was serving as a division chief for CalFire (previously called the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CDF) by the end of his 25 years there. Jim went on to serve as fire chief of the Half Moon Bay Fire Protection District. He and his wife currently have two dogs from the shelter. Jim and Jeannie find themselves planning vacations and activities so their dogs can be included as much as possible.
About Jim
Kelli West
Board of Directors
Kelli began serving on the board of directors for Panhandle Animal Shelter in 2014. Kelli's full-time career is in marketing. She has had so much enjoyment in her life come from dogs. Kelli supports the mission of Panhandle Animal Shelter so that many others can have the same enjoyment from pets that Kelli has experienced.
About Kelli
Jean Vorhies
Board of Directors
Jean first got involved at Panhandle Animal Shelter when her children were attending Critter Camp during the summer. Jean's dogs bring so much enjoyment into her family's life that she wanted to support a non-profit dedicated to encouraged the human-pet relationship. Jean is a corporate event planner.
About Jean
Cary Kelly
Board of Directors
Cary has supported and been involved with the shelter since moving to Bonner County in 1993 when he and his wife adopted two shelter kittens.  Cary has  been on the PAS Board since 2016 after he stopped working full time.  Cary retired as an officer in the Marine Corps and also served 18 years for the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office and served as a county commissioner for four years. He is currently a trustee of the Lake Pend O’reille School District. Cary has had dogs and cats his entire life and can’t imagine a world without them. 
About Cary
Woody Sherwood
Board of Directors
Woody became involved with Panhandle Animal Shelter in 2018 as a donor as well as sharing his experience in development work. Woody used to be the executive director of a large nonprofit and a successful business owner so he was happy to lend his talents to PAS. He feels PAS is one of the best in class nonprofits and the innovative programs and way of looking at animal welfare makes it easy to support and continue to strengthen the fabric of community.
About Woody