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 serves as an elected Board member of the Newhall County Water District 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.

Jeremiah Dockray, 1st Vice President

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”.

Dave Lutness, Secretary

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.

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. 

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, 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.

Past Board Members