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Lynne Plambeck

President

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.

 

Lynne Winner

Secretary

Lynne Winner believes in the power of nature to teach and restore us. Taking action for the environment provides a way for us to give back. Working with SCOPE is a way to educate ourselves and ensure that our actions promote a balance between humans and nature. We need to make sure that experience is there not only for us but those that will follow.

There are many ways to promote our environmental health: Through recycling and reusing household goods, providing a tree that gives shade for humans and a refuge for birds, by fighting for laws that promote open space. When we join together for the cause of nature, our impact on the environment has a positive impact on our own wellbeing. As a High School teacher for adults, Lynne Winner believes it is never too late for positive change to happen in our lives and in our environment.

 

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

Nathan Bousfield was born and raised in Long Beach, and moved to Santa Clarita in 2015. While involved in local political activism, he got involved in the fight against the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion, which significantly impacted a disadvantaged community and broke many promises to that community. He spoke at the many hearings in opposition to the landfill and helped organize against it. His main areas of interest are land use planning and ensuring that California builds housing responsibly, not encouraging development in sensitive habitat and/or high fire risk areas. He strongly believes that we can solve our housing crisis and climate crisis together with responsibly built infill and dense housing, and by limiting further suburban expansion.

Between working for various political campaigns in 2016, 2018, and 2020, he has volunteered with the Pacific Crest Trail Association extensively, spending many days and overnight trips repairing trails and removing fallen trees in the Angeles National Forest, as well as in the Sierras near Devil's Postpile. As well as trail work, he also completed an AmeriCorps forest restoration service term, selectively removing trees killed by the Bark Beetle in Sierra Nevada forests.

Nathan was elected to the SCOPE Board in 2018, and has helped maintain the organizations website, and is working on launching a new, updated website (any day now!). He has also joined the SCOPE Board in meetings with developers, offering insights on how to make local projects more environmentally friendly, including encouraging walk-ability and adding wildlife corridors to projects.

 

Sally White

Sally was born in San Diego, and moved to Valencia in 1968, before it was the City of Santa Clarita. Her family enjoyed bicycling, hiking, camping, and the outdoor activities, which were the qualities that drew their family here, as they were so readily accessible. She graduated from Pepperdine University in 1975 with a BS in Administration.

Since retiring from a career in contract administration in energy programs, including work in solar, wind and nuclear, she has stepped up her activism, particularly in the areas of the environment, politics, and social justice, and continues to support a number of local and national organizations. Besides SCOPE, of particular interest are Citizen's Climate Lobby, and the Social and Environmental Justice Team of the Santa Clarita Unitarian Congregation.

Her interests are eclectic; she is an appreciator of the arts, including Music, Art, Dance, Opera and the Theater. Other interests includemoving towards peaceful settlement of issues between people, religious groups, and the countries of the world, reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons world-wide, and working on all effective ways to achieve a peaceful, more equitable world for all.

She believes that SCOPE is a quintessential organization that has cared about this valley for over 30 years, always with a stalwart desire to maintain a livable, healthy, harmonious, and beautiful place to live for each and every resident. "We are privileged to live in this beautiful valley, however that requires vigilance on the part of each of us to maintain air quality, water quality, freeway travel that is not a nightmare", she says. Sally is passionate about fairness for all, and believes that all forms of government must work for everyone, not just those at the top of the power and wealth struggle.

Lloyd Carder

Treasurer

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.



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