Staff & Board of Directors

The BAM Board of Directors is entirely unpaid and made up of four Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and three Directors (two 1-year seats, one 2-year seat, three 3-year seats). The Officers are up for reelection every year, with the BAM calendar year commencing at the April meeting. ​

Jeff Hunt
President and Treasurer — Jeff Hunt


Jeff is a local CPA and the branch manager of Hinton Burdick CPAs and Advisors in Hurricane. He was introduced to BAM through the local Chamber of Commerce and, with a history of not-for-profit specialty, offered his expertise to BAM. Jeff is also a Board Member of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Hurricane Valley Rotary Club.

Jeff joined BAM as Treasurer in February 2011 and became President in April 2020.

Vice President and That BAM Place Manager  — Julie Simiskey


Julie lives in LaVerkin with her variety pack of dogs. She has one son and four beloved grandchildren. Julie’s family usually had dogs when she was growing up along with a number of other farm creatures, depending on where they were living. She has always had a special love for dogs. Julie has been involved with BAM for several years, primarily as a foster. She was unable to foster for a couple of years due to a change in jobs, but is now working from home and has been able to do her favorite thing, transport, along with fostering again. She loves living in red rock desert country and helping to save the lives of our four-legged (and sometimes three-legged) friends!

Email Julie: Julie@BecauseAnimalsMatter.com

Katie O'Brien
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Secretary — Kathi Adams

Kathi is from our area but moved to Northern Utah for 8 years. After returning “home” she knew she wanted to volunteer somewhere helping animals. In August 2018 Kathi showed up at That BAM Place with a bag of dog food and asked, “How can I help?” She has been volunteering with us ever since. Kathi, and her husband Jeff, have adopted 2 guinea pigs and a dog from BAM. They enjoy the outdoors and love taking Harley camping and hiking.


Director, three-year seat — September Smith

Director, three-year seat — Becky Timmons (Manager, BAM's Orphaned Objects)
Director, three-year seat — Robin Smith
Director, two-year seat — Kristen Lucibello, DVM
Director, one-year seat — Peggy Green

Director, one-year seat — Cathy Vanwey