Executive Board Members:
President – Bev Kachel
Graduate of Colorado University Boulder with a degree in
Business Administration. Retired from City of Pueblo and Transnation Title. Member
for the past 6 years, currently President of the Board of Directors.
Vice President – Carol Warner
Education includes a B.S. from Florida State University and an M.A. from
the University of Northern Colorado. I retired in 2000 from Pueblo District
#60. I taught for 23 years and then served as an Elementary Principal at
Park View Elementary for 7 years. I have been a part of the Animal Welfare
community for 20+ years serving on the Board as a volunteer. Currently,
I am the Vice President of PAWS (Animal Welfare and Protection Society)
and serve on the Finance, Building and Shelter Operations committees.
Treasurer – Sandi Blatnik
Sandi is a Centennial graduate and currently General Manager for Lancer
LTD. Sandi has been Treasurer of the organization for the past 19 years
and continues with involvement on all fundraisers.
Secretary – Eunice Wolther
(board member since 4/11)
I am a second generation Pueblo native and work for the State of Colorado
as Public Information Officer and Director of Volunteer Services at CMHIP.
Being a huge animal advocate, I have taken in and helped many “in need”
animals by placing them in appropriate homes to lead a happy, fulfilled
I bring to the board my willingness to help wherever it is needed – I can
to anything from gardening to fundraising and everything in between. It
makes my life whole knowing I can help PAWS with the great need to help
our homeless friends.
I grew up in Las Animas and attended Otero Junior College, majoring in
their Business Management Program. I have been in the banking business since
I was 18, starting at 1st National Bank in Pueblo and have currently been
with Canon National Bank in Pueblo for 17 years in the loan department.
I have served on the finance committee for three years and on the Board
since March 2011. I have always been a kitty lover and intend to help as
much as I can with fund raising for Phase 2.
Katie Carleo is an architectural designer and urban planner based in Pueblo, Colorado. Katie attended The University of New Mexico for her undergraduate work in design and then continued her education at The University of Colorado in Denver receiving a Master Degree of Architecture and Master Degree of Urban and Regional Planning.
Katie’s current work consists of owning Bellezza, a design boutique and studio, and working for the City of Pueblo as a Planner. Her other efforts in Pueblo include developing a Young Professionals group; acting Co-Chair for the Creative Corridor in the Mesa Junction; and Co-Chair of the Mesa Junction Association.
Katie’s best guy, her pup Dio, has been part of Katie’s life for 7 years and has traveled with her throughout school. Most recently the pair enjoyed an adventure living in Bluff, Utah while Katie participated in designing a completely passive sustainable house on the Navajo reservation for an underprivileged Navajo family. Katie’s work on the Windcatcher House has been published in Architectural Record, Mother Earth News, Architect Colorado, and Urgent Architecture; and received the 2011 YAGG Built Project of the Year Award. Through it all Dio has enjoyed his adventures across the southwestern United States and always looks forward to his mountain hikes exploring every little step.
To see further works by Katie, or contact her, go to www.bellezza.com.
On the Board since 1998, Chris has served as President, Vice President,
Newsletter editor and has overseen the shelter operations and upkeep since
fall 2001. She administers the Emergency Vet Care Program and is on the
Building, Finance and Fundraising committees. Chris is a retired mathematics
Retired Deputy Chief of the Pueblo Police Department. Served on numerous
community organizations: Optimist Club, Pueblo Zoological Society (past
President), and Historical Society. John is a community theatre enthusiast
(Impossible Players) and an avid artist.
Mark is a Pueblo native employed at Colorado State University – Pueblo.
Mark has extensive experience in painting, landscaping and minor repairs
which enable him to be invaluable as a board member, working both on projects
at the shelter and serving on various committees and fundraisers.
Graduated from University of Oklahoma, B.S. in Education. Past educator
for Pueblo School District #60. Currently a Broker Associate at Prudential
Platinum Real Estate. I have been involved in Animal Welfare and Protection
Society since the early 80’s. Past involvement: Secretary and Vice President
of the Board. Presently my passion is Chairman of the Education Committee
and Volunteer Coordinator – “It takes a Village”!! And step by step our
Animal Campus and my DREAM is coming true!
I am a graduate of C.S.U. Ft. Collins. My degree is a B.S. in Business.
I have been licensed to sell real estate for 44 years and have been the
broker of my own office for 39 years. Besides being a Realtor, I have been
active in Assistance League, Colt Parent Pride, Mesa Junction Association,
Optimists and, of course, PAWS. I have been on the Board for several years
and am now involved in the new construction and fund raising.
Carolyn has an extensive banking background as well as a ceramics wholesale
operation. She has made and donated countless planters and statues over
the past 25+ years. She serves on the nominating and shelter committees
as well as collects and distributes donated cat and dog food. She is always
found volunteering for the annual plant and garage sales. Plus “Feet N Fur”,
the Golf tournament and “Strut Your Mutt” events.
Clyde Young, Committee Liaison, Chair
Tom Corlett - LEED Consultant
Tim Oliver - LEED Consultant
Cheryl Hindsley 250-4557 for info
Sandi Blatnik, Chair
Sandy Bradley, CPA
Chris Comins, Chair
Donna Hart, Owner, All Seasons Catering Company
Jean Williamson, Catering Manager, All Seasons Catering Company
Mari Ahmadi, Chair
Shelter Operations Committee
Marilyn Thompson, Chair