Elected Officials

Mayor Wendy Pray

Term: January 2018 – December 2021
Biographical Sketch:

  • Born & raised in Texas
  • B.S. in History from BYU
  • Married to Rick for 32 years
  • 6 children, 18-30 years old
  • Lived in Woodland Hills since 1994
  • Served with the Planning Commission for 8 years
  • Served on City Council for 8 years
  • Past PTA President, School Community Council Chair, youth soccer coach
  • Served on the Woodland Hills Day committee for 6 years
  • Read everything I can get my hands on
  • Bald Mountain Fire survivor!
  • Cannot imagine living anywhere else!

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Council Member Dorel Kynaston

Term: 2016-2017
Biographical Sketch:

  • Born and raised on a dairy farm in Idaho
  • B.S. in Computer Science from Ricks College and BYU
  • Married to Chris for 20 years
  • 7 children, 25 grandchildren
  • Traveled and sang with New Freedom Singers, Ricks College 1972
  • Lived in Woodland Hills since November 1999
  • Served as Woodland Hills Fire Chief 2006-2010
  • Served on City Council for 4 years 2012-2015, began an appointed term in 2016
  • Operator of embroidery machine for YSAT Designs, a family company
  • Hobbies include flying drones, riding my Harley, camping with friends, snow and water skiing
  • Woodland Hills – One of the best places on earth

Council Member Kari Malkovich

Term: 2016-2019
Biographical Sketch:

  • Director of Public Relations for McKell, Christiansen, and Wise, Attorneys at Law
  • Immediate past president of the Women’s State Legislative Council of Utah
  •  Former Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Effective Advocacy, where she taught individuals and groups the importance of community outreach and effective communication with government and business leaders.
  • Active community leader
    •  Member of the Woodland Hills City Council
    •  Serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations
      • Grace House Children’s Project
      • Tabatha’s Way Food Pantry
      • Utah Lake Commission.
  • Graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations.
  • Mother of six children and grandmother to seven

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Council Member Lawrence Henry

Term: 2016-2019
Biographical Sketch:

  • Born in Vernal, Utah
  • Moved to Orem when I was 6 and attended schools there
  • Married to Judith Marie who grew up in Emery County
  • Graduated from Utah State in 1975 and began teaching in Australia
  • Teacher and School Administrator for 40 plus years
  •  Have four children and 19 1/2 grandchildren who live in Nebraska, Florida, Australia, and Provo
  • Served on a town council in Altamont, Utah, for 10 years
  • Previously served on Duchesne County Library Board and County Safe Children Committee
  • Moved to Woodland Hills in 2014
  • Enjoy reading, Indian lore, collecting stamps, and grandchildren

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Council Member Paul MacArthur

Term: 2016-2017
Biographical Sketch:

  • Founding partner of MacArthur, Heder & Metler, PLLC law firm located in Provo.
  • Practices in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, business contracts and formation, tax exempt organizations and adoption.
  • Co-founder of A Child’s Hope Foundation, a public charity that seeks to find families for orphaned and abandoned children worldwide.
  • Involvement stems from his own experience as an adoptive parent.
  • He and his wife, Monica, have seven children, three of whom were adopted.
  • Received a B.A. in English/Business Management from Brigham Young University (BYU), a Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Washington School of Law.
  • Has lived in Woodland Hills since 2004.
  • Has served on the City Council since 2016.

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Council Member David Pratt

Term: 2017-2017
Biographical Sketch:

  • Born and raised in western Oregon
  • BS in Computer Science from Utah Valley University
  • Married to Tamra for 26 (and counting) years
  • 7 Children
  • Previously served on the Woodland Hills Planning Commission
  • Hobbies include all kinds of BYU Sports and kids activities
  • Love going on Ted’s excellent adventures
  • Woodland Hills is home