Interviews with Conservancy Members
Our members are the backbone of the Conservancy.
Here are their stories.
JEREMY CAMBARE & PATRICK REYNOLDS
Both Jay Cambare and Patrick Reynolds are longtime residents of Southern California and love exploring places with rich history. Together, they share historic SoCal landscapes & architecture through their Offroute Explorers YouTube channel.Read More
Etan Rosenbloom is a blogger on L.A. history, a lifelong Angeleno, and L.A. Conservancy member. His blog Etan Does L.A. follows his journey to visit all of the L.A. County landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Read More
Sonya Kolowrat joined the L.A. Conservancy in 2022 and jumped in feet first! She participated in the Conservancy's Boot Camp sessions and joined the LRS Volunteer Committee. Read about her love of L.A. history and the Conservancy.Read More
Juliet Drinkard is a proud Angeleno and has been a Conservancy member since 2014. Read as she shares about her rich family history here in Los Angeles, her childhood memories of growing up in L.A., as well as her favorite historic places.Read More
Born and raised in L.A., Helen Ramirez is the former Chair of the Last Remaining Seats (LRS) Committee since and a Conservancy member since 2009. Here she is on her thoughts about theConservancy, LRS, and historic preservation.Read More
Alan Merson has been a Conservancy member since 1990. Growing up in Carthay Circle he watched the wrecking ball demolish the Carthay Circle Theatre. A longtime supporter, he shares his deep roots with preservation.Read More
Daniel Paul is a Southern California native and an expert in L.A. Late-Modern architecture (1970-1990). Here, Daniel to tells us about his area of expertise, why he joined the Conservancy, and shares some of his favorite examples of Modern architecture in L.A.Read More
Leslie Heumann has been involved with the L.A. Conservancy since its inception in 1978. With a lifelong love of historic preservation--and as a preservation professional-- she has watched the preservation movement progress in L.A. for decades. Here, she shares her thoughts on why the Conservancy matters and why she decided to join the Pillar Society.Read More
Meet one of our longstanding supporters and new member of the Pillar Society, Bud Coffey. Bud is a much-loved figure in the Conservancy community and has worked for more than 15 years as the first and only Production Manager of Last Remaining Seats.Read More
MARY ALICE WOLLMAN & BOB BRENNAN
The L.A. Conservancy interviewed two longtime Conservancy supporters, volunteers, and Pillar Society members: Mary Alice Wollam and Bob Brennan,. The husband and wife team met while volunteering on a Conservancy special tour! Here is their story.Read More
Meet Paul Tolbert! A longtime Conservancy member, Paul is also an integral member of the Last Remaining Seats Volunteer Committee. Learn about how his love for L.A.'s historic theatres led him to the Conservancy.Read More
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