Board of Directors
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 served as an elected Board member of the Newhall County Water District first elected in 1993. Then served on the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency after their merger until Dec 2022. She also 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 has served on many water-related committees including the Ground Water and Water Quality Committee of the Association of California Water Agencies and the Ground Water Collaborative.
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, 2014 and 2022 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 present, 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.
Nathan Bousfield, VP
Originally from Long Beach, Nathan moved with his family to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2014 and quickly became a fan of the plentiful access to open space surrounding the city as well as in the Angeles National Forest. Between working as an organizer on local State Assembly and Congressional elections, he began to volunteer with the Pacific Crest Trail Association and completed a CCC AmeriCorps service term removing hazard and beetle-kill trees in South Lake Tahoe and throughout the Sierra Nevadas.
Realizing he enjoyed working outdoors more than in an office, he decided to turn trail work from a volunteer activity to a job and went to work for the Ashley National Forest in Utah, maintaining trails in the High Uintas Wilderness. He then went to work for the Los Padres Forest Association before ending up back with the Pacific Crest Trail Association, no longer a volunteer. As a Field Project Specialist, he works with volunteers and AmeriCorps trail crews, planning projects, teaching trail maintenance skills, and ensuring work quality. When he’s not working, he enjoys camping, backpacking, and hiking.
Nathan got involved in SCOPE during the Chiquita Canyon landfill expansion, organizing and speaking at various public meetings to advocate for the County and landfill to keep their promises to the community. He advocates for responsible land use planning that accommodates new housing while protecting our local environment, which means prioritizing infill development instead of further encroaching the Wildland Urban Interface. Since joining the SCOPE Board in 2018, he has worked with other board members to negotiate with developers to improve walkability and reduce impacts to air/water quality, wildlife, and climate in their projects.
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 Desert Protection Act. He attended Victor Valley College while working at Victory Valley Hospital, and graduated 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.
Suzie Rizzo, Assistant Treasurer
Suzie was born in Burbank and, after many years of living in a variety of different locations, ended up in the Santa Clarita Valley in 1968. At that time, the area was known by the communities that it was composed of: Newhall, Saugus, Valencia, and Castaic. The area was rural and the population was approximately 24,000. Parks and trails were easy to locate and it was a lovely adventure to journey around the SCV and enjoy various destinations. The ability to be in the natural environment seemed endless, affordable and constantly present. Little did she know that it was soon to be threatened and protection would be needed.
After receiving a B.A. in Political Science and a Standard Life Secondary Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge in 1968, she taught history in middle school for several years. She moved on to compliance work with a major, national insurance company, focusing on managed care dental plans. The care and concern for people’s rights in the dental chair has been extended to taking care of the rights of the environment and ensuring our natural space is maintained. Suzie believes the natural world is alive and needs care and assistance so its rights are not abused and degraded.
Currently, Suzie works with SCOPE and Citizens’ Climate Lobby to protect the environment. She is also deeply involved with the Social and Environmental Justice Team issues with the local Unitarian congregation.
Among her many involvements, Suzie established the first League of Women Voters organization in the Santa Clarita Valley in the early 1970s. And, for years, she worked with the Alternatives to Violence Project and spent many weekends involved with workshops in the prison environment. She is an avid reader and also enjoys music, dance and the theater.
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.
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, which included the area of 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 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.
Emily Swift, Student Advisor
Emily Swift joined our board as the student advisor in 2022 and is a passionate advocate for the environment. As well as being a member of the SCOPE board, she is a member of EcoChicos, an environmental advocacy at her high school.
David Weary, KQRU 107.9 Program Manager for SCOPE Radio
David Weary is the Board member link between the SCOPE radio station board and the SCOPE Board. He is an architect, but also has been interested in radio since college. He continues that interest as a radio presenter at Two Lochs Radio, a DJ on KQRU (Studio B MWF 5-6PM), and Program Director for KQRU.
As a long-time resident of our area, David attended William S. Hart Senior High. He then attended Pasadena City College to study architecture, transferring to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and graduated with a B.S. in Engineering and Architecture.
During his time at Cal Poly where he developed his love for radio, he was the Morning Show DJ for three years, and Fine Arts Music Director at KCPR San Luis Obispo during his senior year.
David is the owner of Weary & Associates and lives in Acton where he served on the Town Council for many years.
He is also an Ultra Runner.