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 Stephen R. Hadfield
County Attorney
Drug Court Prosecutor
    



Blair T. Wardle

Chief Criminal Deputy
District Court Prosecutor
  Blair is a Box Elder County native that has proudly served the county and its citizens as a prosecutor since 2012 and is currently the Chief Criminal Deputy Attorney.

Blair graduated cum laude from Utah State University, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree with a dual major in Political Science (with an emphasis in Law & Constitutional Studies) and Philosophy.  Blair attended law school at the University of Utah where he graduated with honors receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in 2012.

Blair is an instructor for the Utah Prosecution Council, he helps teach the Advanced Sex Crimes Investigation course at POST, and has presented at the Utah Children's Justice Center Symposium.  Blair currently serves as a board member for the New Hope Crisis Center in Brigham City.  Blair was selected as the “2018 Prosecutor of the Year” by two different agencies: The Utah Council on Victims of Crime and the Division of Wildlife Resources.


Brian P. Duncan

District Court Prosecutor
Mental Health Court Prosecutor
  Originally hailing from Idaho, Brian left private practice in 2014 to join the Box Elder County Attorney's Office and is currently the Chief Civil Deputy Attorney.  

Brian earned his Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University, majoring in Political Science and a minor in English.  He then attended law school at Brigham Young University, where he graduated with honors receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in 2000.

Brian has a breadth of experience in the law.  He worked as a prosecutor in Atlanta, Georgia for five years before moving to Utah to join a law firm.  Brian was in private practice for another nine years, where he specialized in criminal defense, property, family law, and civil litigation.  Brian also has experience in politics, as he served on the Syracuse City Council from 2012-2015.


Tyler W. Holmes

Justice Court Prosecutor
Juvenile Court Prosecutor
  Tyler joined the Box Elder County Attorney's Office in 2018 and handles all county Justice Court cases and Juvenile Court cases.


Anne Hansen
Civil Deputy Attorney
  Anne brought her 14 years of experience in municipal government (including cemetery operations, utilities, parks and recreation, public works, and risk and employee management) to the Box Elder County Attorney's Office in May 2021 and is assigned primarily to work on civil issues in the county. 

After received her Bachelor's Degree in Business from Utah State University in 2010 and then continued her education, earning a Master of Business Administration from Weber State University in 2014.  Anne attended law school at Southern Illinois University, graduating in 2021.

Anne's experience includes providing pro bono assistance for wills and power or attorney to elderly clients, assisting in a Ready-to-Work clinic helping people with expungements and obtaining housing and jobs, interviewing immigration detainees in the Pulaski County Detention Center to determine viability for assistance from the the National Immigration Justice Center, and an internship at the Utah Court of Appeals Municipal Prosecutor's Office assisting with water law, land use and government law, and immigration.


Cheryl Burgan

Victim Services Director
District Court Victim Advocate
  Cheryl brought her trauma-informed training and extensive experience to the Box Elder County Attorney’s Office in 2021.  As the Victim Services Director, she oversees the victim advocacy program and ensures that victims have a voice and a role in obtaining justice in cases prosecuted by our office.

Cheryl graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University in 1997 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Development.  Early in her career, she worked as a Youth Advocate for the Utah Department of Child and Family Services ("DCFS") and a Site Coordinator for Box Elder USU Extension’s mentoring program for at-risk youth and their families, and taught abuse prevention classes to children and parenting classes involving both parents and their teenage children.  Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office, Cheryl spent many years at DCFS working in various capacities, with half of that time in Child Protective Services.  This required her to regularly participate in the Juvenile, District and Justice Courts. 

Finally, Cheryl is a licensed Social Service Worker and a trained and certified child forensic interviewer, having conducted hundreds of these interviews.  Additionally, she has completed training with the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition Core Advocacy Training, the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Utah Victims Assistance Academy.  In 2020, she was selected as a joint recipient of the Dennis B. Vincent Crime Victims’ Service Award.


Cheryl loves the people of Box Elder County and us grateful for the opportunity to continue helping victims.   Though she loves helping victims of all ages,  she has a special place in her heart for child victims because they are the most vulnerable of victims and recognizes the need for their advocacy to be handled differently to meet their needs.   


Tamie Tallant

District Court Victim Advocate
  Tamie joined the Box Elder County Attorney's Office in 2019 and her passion and professionalism for helping victims has been an invaluable resource ever since.  

Prior to bringing her "Tallant" to our office, Tamie volunteered with a non-profit agency that assists survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.  Tamie is a credentialed advocate with the National Advocate Credentialing Program and has completed the Sexual Assault Counselor Training with the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  Additionally, Tamie has attended the Utah Victim Assistance Academy, the Core Advocacy Training program, and the National Victim Assistance Training program.

Tamie chose to work in victim advocacy because she is committed and passionate about providing survivors with the tools and resources they need to take back control of their lives.



Ryan Staats
Investigator
  After working as a police officer for various jurisdictions including Grantsville City, Salt Lake County, and Mantua, Ryan brought his investigative skills to the Box Elder County's Office in 2021.  

Ryan graduated in 2014 from the Weber State University Police Academy, earning his Law Enforcement Certification.  He continued his education by earning his Associates degree from Weber State University and is currently working on obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.  Ryan became EMT certified in 2016 through the Mt. Nebo Academy. With his law enforcement background, Ryan has numerous certifications including First Aid/CPR, ARIDE, Crisis Intervention, Interview and Interrogation, and Active Shooter Response. Ryan has received many awards and was named the Employee of the Month by multiple law enforcement agencies.

As a Colorado native, Ryan is a huge Broncos fan.  He also loves the University of Utah and playing and coaching sports.  Ryan got his desire to serve the community through public service from his parents.  His father is a retired Colorado sheriff deputy and his mother worked as a secretary, dispatcher, and records clerk for the local police and sheriff's office.


Stephanie Quintero

Legal Secretary
  As the daughter of a retired Sheriff's Deputy of 25 years, Stephanie followed in his footsteps and took the path of public service.  Stephanie first worked for the County Recorder's Office for a year before making the jump to the County Attorney's Office in 2014.

Stephanie is a Weber State Wildcat, having earned her Associate of Science degree in General Studies and then her Bachelor of Science degree in 2012, majoring in Criminal Justice.  Stephanie is the Software Administrator for our office and was instrumental in developing our case management systems. 

Stephanie is a board member of the coveted Utah Prosecutorial Assistants Association and also sits as a member of her local School Board.  With her father's influence, she grew up loving the law and was driven by her desire to have a positive effect on society and to help people when they are at their worst and need the most compassion.



 Stacie Frassrand
Legal Secretary
  Stacie was born and raised in the great state of Florida, which spawned her unflinching love of the Florida State Seminoles.  Thereafter, Stacie brought her southern hospitality to Utah and eventually joined the Box Elder County Attorney's Office in 2016.

In 2008, Stacie earned her Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Tallahassee Community College. Stacie moved to Utah where she continued her education, earning a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Criminal Justice from Weber State University.  Stacie has broad experience in serving the public, having worked as an Emergency Room Technician, a secretary for the Tallahassee Police Department - Criminal Investigations Division, the lead juvenile secretary for the State Attorney's Office in Florida, and as a 9-1-1 dispatcher in Cache County.

When she's not cheering on Florida State athletics, you can find her singing, dancing, or appearing in Lifetime movies.


Wendi Stickney

Legal Secretary
  Having worked in both the Justice Court and District Court, Wendi brought her extensive judicial experience to the Box Elder County Attorney's Office in 2017.

Before coming to our office, Wendi worked for the Utah State Tax Commission in the Appeals Division.  She then worked as a judicial clerk for the Fourth District Court for three years, the Springville Justice Court for six years, the Tremonton Justice Court for three years, and the Second District Court for one year.  In addition to working with numerous judges in multiple courtrooms, Wendi served for five years on the education committee for Justice Court Clerks and currently serves on the Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) Advisory Board and has been a TAC for the past eight years.


Wendi is a proud military wife who has courageously and selflessly endured four deployments, also serving as the unit's Family Readiness Group Leader.