Past Board Members

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.