818-597-8627 INFO@RCDSMM.ORG

Our Administrative Staff

Clark Stevens, Executive Officer
Clark is a teacher, conservationist, and architect specializing in design for culturally and ecologically critical places. Ecological restoration to create recreational, educational, economic and spiritual value is at the core of his design practice.  He is the architect of the recently completed Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project and the recently released Liberty Canyon Wildlife Overpass, which will be the largest of its kind in the world.  In addition to leading his architectural and land planning practice, New West Land Company, Inc., Clark serves as Executive Officer of the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains.  A lifelong naturalist, Clark serves on the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission Board of Governors, is an instructor for and “Friend” of the Arid Lands Institute, a past advisory board member of Montana Audubon and a Life Member of Trout Unlimited.
Lyn Rauls, Administrative Assistant
John Hendra, Operations Manager

John Hendra started with the RCD as a Naturalist in Fall 2004, and moved into the office in November 2005. He handles the District’s financial, human resources, and office maintenance duties, and acts as Secretary for the Board of Directors. His goals are to update and streamline the District’s accounting procedures, improve employee benefits, create better organizational communication, and raise the District’s visibility within the community. Mr. Hendra holds B.A.s in English from UCLA and Environmental Biology from CSUN. He has experience editing a newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia, managing the office of an academic research unit, coordinating events for the UCLA Alumni Association, and teaching high school science and English. Mr. Hendra is a native southern Californian, as is his wife Mary, both of whom have a deep concern for the region’s wildlife and environment.

Our Education Staff

Danielle Alvarez, Interim Education Program Supervisor

Stephen manages all Ed Dept activities. These include more than a hundred education programs and events every year, benefiting several thousands of students from multiple school districts. Prior to joining the RCD, he worked in the organic food industry. Before that, he was an instructor of ancient cultures and language. He has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MA from UC Santa Barbara.

Our Biology Staff

Rosi Dagit, Senior Conservation Biologist
Rosi has been working at the RCDSMM since she moved to Los Angeles in 1987. She has initiated and coordinated numerous research, restoration and monitoring projects throughout the Santa Monica Mountains, starting with studies of Malibu Lagoon, Leo Carrillo State Beach and moving inland to watershed level analysis and sensitive species monitoring. She has published numerous technical papers, as well as a children’s book, Grandmother Oak. Currently Rosi serves as a member of the Los Angeles County Environmental Review Board and leader of the Topanga Creek Stream Team and is a certified Arborist. Rosi is also a member of the Los Angeles County Beach Commission, technical advisor for the CA Oak Foundation and former member of the City of Malibu Environmental Review Board.
Sandra Albers, Conservation Biologist
Sandra has been with the RCDSMM since May of 2008. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning a B.S. degree in Zoology. After college, Sandra spent several years working as a primary school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2004 she obtained a MS in Conservation Biology from the University of Queensland, Australia. Since joining the RCDSMM, Sandra has written comment letters in reponse to local developments and assisted with grant applications. She has conducted fieldwork for sensitive wildlife population studies including steelhead trout, tidewater gobys and southwestern pond turtles.
Steve Williams, Conservation Biologist
Since joining the RCDSMM staff in 2001, Steve has assisted on numerous projects, including monitoring southern steelhead trout populations, habitat mapping surveys, water quality sampling, biological monitoring, amphibian monitoring, and turtle trapping. He served as Project Manager for a major fish passage restoration project in Solstice Creek, and is the RCDSMM’s native vegetation guru. Prior to coming to the RCD, Steve worked for the National Park Services as a Biological Science Technician on the Channel Islands National Park and as a Park Ranger at Paramount Ranch. Currently Steve splits his time between the RCDSMM, Selva International, and Surfrider Foundation.


To reach a staff member, dial 818-597-8627 plus the extension below.

Staff Member Position Extension Email address
Sandra Albers Conservation Biologist x 106 salbers@rcdsmm.org
 Danielle Alvarez Interim Education Program Supervisor x 103 rcdsmm.edu@gmail.com
Rosi Dagit Senior Conservation Biologist x 106 rdagit@rcdsmm.org
John Hendra Operations Manager x 102 jhendra@rcdsmm.org
Lyn Rauls Administrative Assistant x 101 info@rcdsmm.org
Clark Stevens Executive Officer x 105 cstevens@rcdsmm.org
Steve Williams Conservation Biologist x 106 mailto:steve.williams@rcdsmm.org