Present Officers of SCOPE

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 15 years.

Her public service has been extensive.  She served as an elected Board member of the Newhall County Water District from 1993 to 1997 and from 1999 to the present.  She served as Board President in 2004 and Vice-president in 2002.  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 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.  These include the Sierra Club, where she received their highest conservation award (the Weldon Heald Award) this year for her work to protect the Ssanta 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.

Phil Hof
1st Vice-President
Born and raised in the west San Fernando Valley as it grew explosively in the 1960s, and CSUN Bachelors and Masters graduate, Phil moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in the early 1980s to raise a family.

Hiking and biking the local trails is his favorite way to explore the valley.

Wanting to preserve the openness and beauty, as well as the opportunities in the SCV, Phil involved himself in growth and water issues. He joined, and then became a board member, of SCOPE.

After a year volunteering on the Castaic Area Town Council's Land Use Committee, Phil was elected to the Town Council.

Phil is a former Project Engineer, and is currently a Cost Analyst for Northrop Grumman in Woodland Hills. 


Isaac Lieberman
2nd Vice-President

Isaac is a longtime local environmental and political activist, who is currently also serving as the elected Political Chair of the Sierra Club's Santa Clarita Group of the Angeles Chapter. He founded in 2000 as a means of reaching out to the Santa Clarita community and conducted local polling, discovering that a large majority of Santa Claritans felt we were growing too fast. He is interested in air quality, transportation, livability, and sustainability issues.

Politically, Isaac has been concerned with election protection ( - see Hacking Democracy), the genocide in Darfur (, and global warming ( ). He likes to speak at house parties and rallies to inspire people to get involved.

A California native born in Newport Beach, Isaac spent his childhood in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Urbana, Illinois; and Yuigahama, Japan. A Summa cum Laude graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Communications, he also studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois and Acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. His prior work included acting on Days of Our Lives and other shows, software engineering at TRW, starting and running a boutique software development firm, and volunteer coordination and recruiting. He has lived in in Valencia since 1994 and is the proud father of two wonderful Junior High schoolers.

David 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.   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.

Cam Noltemeyer
Carmillis "Cam" Noltemeyer is a long time resident of Southern California and a resident of Santa Clarita since the City was incorporated. She retired last year from a career in pensions and accounting. She joined SCOPE and the Sierra Club after moving to Santa Clarita. It became apparent that there was a great need for these organizations in our community.
Prior to moving to Santa Clarita she served on the San Fernando Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council. She was the strong voice of taxpayers that fought to protect City property from being given away to special interests and to preserve the integrity of the single-family residential neighborhood.
While on the Parks and Recreation Commission she made sure that funds from the prior sale of sections of Recreation Park were used to develop Pioneer Park as mandated by a referendum of the people. 
While on the City Council she used the initiative and referendum process to sponsor a law, approved by the voters, giving the people complete control of a valuable piece of property in the civic center. She also used that process to preserve a valuable piece of City owned water well property from being sold to developers for apartments. That property is currently being developed as Heritage Park. She was never afraid to challenge "the establishment" during her tenure in public office. 

In 1998, during Women's History Month she was honored by the City of San Fernando for her outstanding service and contributions to the City and for standing steadfast for principles that have made our country great. 

In Santa Clarita she has been active in the Committee for Safe Schools. She is greatly concerned about the school sites being approved in the City of Santa Clarita and in the county. Current laws are not providing the protection needed from environmental pollution.

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