About Gary Scheller

Director, UOVC

Gary Scheller, is the Director of the Utah Office for Victims of Crime (UOVC).  Gary moved to Utah from Southern Indiana in 1988 to become a ski bum, but got tricked into something better when he began his career in victim services. In 1992 Gary became a Court Appointed Special Advocate for child victims in Utah’s Second Judicial District and a victim advocate in the Weber County Attorney’s Office, while finishing his studies at Weber State University in Ogden.  He furthered his career as a Reparation Officer in the Utah Office for Victims of Crime (formerly Crime Victim Reparations) in 1998 and was appointed Director of that agency in October, 2012.

Gary is very active with the Utah State Legislature, advising and educating law makers and fiscal analysts regarding crime victim issues at the local, state and federal levels. He has served multiple terms on the boards of directors for the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators and the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards and is a past President of that National Association. Gary has three decades of experience working with victims of crime and helping to develop victim centered policies and legislation at the local, state and federal levels. 

When not at work, he and his beautiful wife, Sharilee are most likely to be practicing for retirement by cruising the mountains, canyons and deserts of Utah and the surrounding states on their “scooter”.