SCOPE - Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment


Legal Issues/Quality of Life
Board of Directors

Lynne Plambeck


Lynne Plambeck received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Northridge in 1974.  She went on to two years of graduate work with additional extension courses in business management, accounting, personnel and production control.  She has owned and managed a small recycling business for the past 25 years.

Lynne serves as an elected Board member of the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency first elected in 1993.  She has served as the Special District alternate representative to the Local Agency Formation Commission (This commission oversees annexations and organization of local government). As part of her public service commitment, she is a serves on many water-related committees including the Ground Water Committee of the Association of California Water Agencies.

Lynne is a dedicated conservationist and donates her time extensively to many local and national conservation organizations.  She recieved the Sierra Club's highest conservation award (the Weldon Heald Award) for her work to protect the Santa Clara River.  She was honored as Democratic Woman of the year from the Santa Clarita Valley in 2003 and received the Carla Bard Award for Water Advocacy at the 2001 Water Policy Conference in Los Angeles.  She served as a Board member for Friends of the Santa Clara River from its founding in 1993 to 2004, is an active member of the Sierra Club and a Board Member of Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform.

Her personal interests are photography, skiing and classical music.


Dave Lutness


David Lutness, an East Coast transplant, received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Gettysburg College in 1968 and a Degree in microcomputers from Delaware Technical College in 1997. He has taken graduate courses in Physical Oceanography and has Certificates from Microsoft and Cisco in network administration. He has been a truck driver, a business manager for a health care provider, a network administrator and a warehouse manager. He has pumped gas at an airport and been a custom wood worker. He has hitchhiked up and down both coasts and, with his cat, camped across the country, with the record time from Cincinnati to Los Angeles of three months and 4 days.

With his wife Carole, he moved to California in 1998 and Santa Clarita in 2000, to participate in the life of his only granddaughter, Isabella.  He has been a longtime member of the Sierra club and a supporter of environmental causes and local social issues.  He helped to establish the local winter homeless shelter.   In 2004 he ran for the board of Castaic Lake Water Agency.  He was elected 2nd Vice President of SCOPE in 2005. David now is an independent computer consultant, the Computer Doctor, doing repair and setup on computers and networks.


Jeremiah Dockray

1st VP

Jeremiah Dockray is an advocate for open and natural outdoor space. He has been an activist for environmental causes for most of his life, fighting for preservation of wildlife and wild open spaces in his native New Mexico. He moved to the Los Angeles area in 2004. Currently he is working on the fight against the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion in the SCV, where he has lived since 2010, and is a founding member of Citizens for Chiquita Canyon Landfill Compliance, a group of citizens around the SCV who are fighting the proposed expansion.

His passion is to help reconnect children with nature, and help to ensure a clean and safe environment for his community. He also hopes to help younger generations to become stewards of the environment, not only through personal lifestyle, but by enacting changes to larger systems that contribute to pollution and climate change. He hopes to use his skills in filmmaking and social media to help SCOPE reach even more people in the area, especially young people.

He received a B.A. in Moving Image Arts from The College of Santa Fe in 2001, and has worked in television for over a decade. He also teaches preschool children in Newhall, and advocates for children's space through his family's business, "SCV Adventure Play".


Nathan Bousfield

2nd VP

Bio coming soon.


Lloyd Carder


Lloyd was raised in the southern California high desert by a family that believed in using sustainable practices in their daily lives. Ecological issues in the desert presented themselves to him at a young age, and he worked with legislators in the development of the DesertProtection Act. He attended Victor Valley College while working at Victory Valley Hospital,andgraduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. degree in Medical Technology, while working for the City of Hope in neuroscience research.

Lloyd and his wife Nancy moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1984, and enjoyed horseback riding and hiking in the wide open spaces. They became active in the environmental community during the fight to save Elsmere Canyon, and then later in fighting the Chiquita Canyon landfill expansion. They worked with local environmental groups, including SCOPE, and also joined Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP-America).

Lloyd served two four-year terms on the Castaic Town Council, serving as Town Council President for two years, and Treasurer for six years. He also served on the Castaic Land Use Committee for four years. He has worked as an engineer in the Automated Welding Industry for more than 35 years, in manufacturing and consulting, and has been teaching at College of the Canyons for three years in the Welding Program.In his spare time, Lloyd enjoys gardening, horseback riding and hiking. He and his wife have two daughters, Amanda and Amelia, and a grandson, Emmett.

Past Board Members