Gregory Castle, co-founder & board member

One of the co-founders of Best Friends Animal Society, Gregory Castle was named CEO in January 2010 and currently serves on the Best Friends board of directors. Throughout much of the last 28 years, Gregory has been one of the key leaders in animal welfare, as well as a voice of reason and reconciliation among grassroots rescue groups, animal shelters and national animal welfare organizations.

Gregory created No More Homeless Pets in Utah, a campaign involving animal welfare and rescue organizations, animal control officers, veterinarians, schools and animal lovers from across the state in aggressive spay/neuter, adoption and public awareness programs. Gregory also initiated Utah's Week for the Animals, which includes educational and public awareness programs, special discount spay/neuter services, pet adoption fairs and public service awards.

Originally born in England, he now lives in Kanab, Utah, with his wife, Julie, and their family of cats and dogs.