Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is South Valley Service’s governing body. They are responsible for establishing agency policies and overseeing the activities of South Valley Services and our Executive Director. They meet monthly and are actively involved in the operations of the shelter.

Our Board Members


  • Ty Barnes

    Ty Barnes

    Board Chair

    Ty brings more than 18 years’ experience in audit and risk management.  Seven of those years were spent in public accounting with Ernst & Young.  He was the Director of Internal Audit at Extra Space Storage and is currently the Global Director of Audit & Risk Services for Boart Longyear, the world’s leading provider of drilling services and related products.  Ty has a B.S. from Brigham Young University and Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).   

  • Nicholas Nash

    Nicholas Nash

    Chair Elect

    Nicholas holds multiple undergraduate degrees from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University. His professional expertise includes counseling organizations on equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, governance and compliance, and various other transactional matters in private practice and in-house. He currently holds the position of Company Secretary & Global Corporate and Governance Counsel at Boart Longyear. In addition to his professional focus, Nicholas has supported and provided pro bono services to various organizations, including, among others, The Promise of Justice Initiative, Ellis County Homeless Coalition, Texas Civil Rights Project, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Utah Access to Justice Pro Se Debt Court, Dallas Independent School District, Uplift Education, and Utah Open Lands. Outside of work and community activities, Nicholas most enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

  • Michael Harris

    Michael Harris


    Michael Harris, CPA, is a Utah native. After graduating from the University of Utah with his Masters' degree in Accounting, he started working for GPS Capital Markets, where he is the current Chief Financial Officer. During his time at GPS, he has held several roles and managed various departments such as Accounting, Operations, Finance, Credit, Business Intelligence, and HR. Michael also started a service arm at GPS that assists clients with accounting for derivatives. Outside of work Michael is married, a father to three children, and an avid reader.

  • Tiffany Turley

    Tiffany Turley


    Tiffany Turley is the Title IX Coordinator at Brigham Young University, a role in which she oversees all sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment cases at the university. A native of Salt Lake, Tiffany earned her bachelor’s degree from BYU in Marriage, Family, and Human Development and her master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Westminster College. Prior to working at BYU, Tiffany worked for the State of Utah for ten years in varying capacities, including the Governor’s Office, the legislature, and with the Department of Workforce Services.

    Tiffany is a passionate advocate for ending sexual assault and domestic violence in our society and over the years has spent countless hours volunteering and serving with programs, charities, and organizations that support and empower those affected by these crimes. Tiffany is a member of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Task Force, the Utah Valley Sexual Assault Task Force, and she serves as an ambassador for the Utah Women in Leadership Project. Tiffany often speaks to groups, large and small, about her work and personal experiences, and she has also authored and co-authored articles on these important issues. In 2018, Tiffany was recognized by Utah Valley Magazine as one of their “Fabulous 40” people of the year for her work in ending sexual violence in Utah. Tiffany is married to her best friend and the love of her life, Tom, and they have two children.

  • Leah Barker

    Leah Barker

    Board Member

    Ms. Barker has served in the non-profit sector for nearly 25 years, fulfilling her passion for improving her community and other communities worldwide.  She recently retired as the Chief Executive Officer of CHOICE Humanitarian, a grassroots organization with 40 years of experience in rural village development in 8 countries.  Ms. Barker’s expertise in administration and fundraising has helped non-profits scale to their full potential. Ms. Barker grew up in Puerto Rico, which has contributed to her deep passion for serving low-income families and understanding programs that offer lasting solutions.

  • Brendan Burke

    Brendan Burke

    Board Member

    Brendan Burke is a strategist, analyst, and innovator with 18+ years of leading high-performance teams that drive growth, create demand, and exceed revenue goals. He currently heads marketing at a financial technology company and consults with B2C and B2B clients.

    Previously, Brendan was recruited to build corporate Marketing, PR, and CRM capabilities and teams for CircusTrix, the world’s largest developer, operator, and franchisor of indoor entertainment centers with a network of more than 320 facilities in 18 countries serving 45 million guests annually. He directly managed all marketing, merchandising, and communications functions for 88 owned and operated locations and consulted with franchise locations.

    Before he joined CircusTrix, Brendan was the Vice President of Marketing for the Utah Jazz, with responsibility for all aspects of the marketing directive, including strategic planning, lifecycle/ROI marketing, branding, advertising, digital marketing, and e-commerce, market research, and measurement/reporting.

    In 2005, Brendan joined Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment (LHMSE) to create the first digital marketing and analytics departments for the Utah Jazz, MiLB’s Salt Lake Bees, and the Delta Center arena. He and his team were responsible for spearheading virtually every digital-first within the organization.

    Early in his career, Brendan worked for several Los Angeles-based communications agencies where he served as a primary liaison to clients, including Ford Motor Company, Motorola, and Nintendo of America. 

    Brendan thrives on challenges, particularly those that result in positive growth.  He is fascinated by the process of creating and retaining customers, in an ever-changing consumer landscape, and strives to continually enhance his skillset.  Brendan credits his success to great mentors and even greater teammates. 

    He holds an MBA from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Brigham Young University. 

    Brendan enjoys activities of all kinds, particularly tennis, football, and strategy-based board games.  Above all, he values time with his spouse, Nikki, and their three children, Hunter, Mason, and Savanna.

  • Andrew Cuthbert

    Andrew Cuthbert

    Board Member

    Andrew's background includes more than 25 years of professional strategic, creative, managerial, and tactical expertise in corporate communications, content marketing, branding, direct-response advertising, and event management. In his current position as the senior manager of alumni communications for Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business, he oversees alumni outreach activities and assists in the planning and development of strategic communications to engage the school's advisory board and donors. Before joining BYU, he spent 18 years directing global marketing and communication teams at FLSmidth, an international mining equipment company, and Boart Longyear, a world-leading exploration equipment company. In his prior years at three advertising agencies, Studeo Interactive, Smith Harrison Direct, and Bonneville Communications, he served in account supervisory roles successfully launching promotional campaigns for clients in the financial, high-tech, software, healthcare, higher education, and sporting equipment Industries.

    Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from BYU and later earned his MBA from CCU during several years of rigorous international business travel, which took him to six of the seven continents. He has since earned professional certification from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom for completion of an intensive executive education course and collaborative international team project addressing corporate intrapreneurship. His international background has allowed him dual citizenship, being born in England, and now making his home in the United States. He also lived three years in Scotland and two years in Germany. He continues to enjoy traveling with his wife, Nicole, and four children.

    Andrew became a South Valley Services board member in May 2021 and currently serves on the development committee.

  • Dawn Page

    Dawn Page

    Board Member

     Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Westminister College. She went on to become a registered nurse at St. Mark's hospital in Salt Lake City where she worked there for a little over three decades. She has been affiliated with other organizations such as Mountain West Gastroenterology Nursing Association, and the Parent Teacher League- Grace Lutheran School Sandy, Utah. Dawn also served a medical mercy mission in Kenya, Africa where she helped many lives. Dawn has previously been a board member for Riverton Chevrolet, Grace Lutheran Church & School, Sandy, Utah, and was the event organizer for Utah Food Bank. 

    When Dawn isn't working or participating in volunteer work she loves to ski, hike, and spend time with her children and four grandchildren. 

  • Garett Robertson

    Garett Robertson

    Board Member

    Garett has over 15 years of experience leading companies across the world through complex business transformations primarily as CFO. He is a two-time finalist for E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his efforts growing his family’s skilled nursing company from 9 to 32 locations before successfully exiting. Since then, he has worked with dozens of companies and venture firms across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions in industries ranging Healthcare, AI, Construction, Real Estate, Music, Fintech, and Telecoms helping entrepreneurs develop and implement growth strategies.

    Garett holds an MBA from IE Business school in Madrid and bachelors degrees in Economics and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. When he is not working, he can be found backpacking in the mountains and spending time with his four kids.

  • Richie Stevens

    Richie Stevens

    Board Member

    Richie Stevens is the Director of Finance at Savory Fund, which is a private equity fund focused on identifying and scaling emerging restaurant concepts. He manages the entire finance and accounting process for the restaurant brands held by the fund, is deeply involved in all acquisitions and divestments of the firm, and helps build the strategic vision for the firm and the portfolio companies. Richie got his Bachelors of Accounting and Masters of Accounting from the University of Utah. Prior to working at Savory Fund, he started his career at Deloitte & Touche, one of the Big 4 accounting firms.

    Richie and his wife Angie have 3 children. They love to be outdoors either hiking, boating, camping, or riding bikes to enjoy the beautiful Utah scenery. He was named to the Utah Valley Business Q 40 under 40 in 2020. He is deeply committed to keeping families safe and ending domestic violence in our community.

  • Cari Vande Veegaete

    Cari Vande Veegaete

    Board Member

     I am honored to be a board member for SVS.  Although I have never personally experienced domestic violence, I grew up educated about it.  It is true that “we all know someone” - my mom often shared stories of her personal experience with domestic violence as a child and into her teenage years.  I love the mission of SVS and commit to what it takes to help SVS fulfill its mission. 

    For over 2 decades, I have held various HR positions including HR Business Partner, Employee Relations Partner, HR Director and Diversity Equity and Inclusion Director and have worked in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Mining, Beverage, and Tech industries. 

    I have a BA in Human Resource Management from Westminster College and a MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.  I am affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management and have previously held positions as President, President-elect, and board member for the Utah Society for Healthcare Human Resources.  I have served on the STEM Foundation Board, and most recently as the board chair for the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

    I live in South Jordan with my husband and 2 dogs.  Together we have 4 kids, and two grandbabies. For the most part I am a homebody and enjoy a clean house, a nice yard, listening to audiobooks, and spending time outdoors with my loved ones.