Our staff is an experienced, enthusiastic team of individuals dedicated to carrying out our Mission to the highest standards.
Laura Coley Eisenberg – Executive Director
Laura oversees all operations of The Reserve, including budget management, strategic planning and public relations. Laura is also responsible for implementation of the Stewardship, Monitoring and Research Programs on The Reserve. Laura is a graduate of CSU Fullerton and has more than 20 years’ experience in environmental management, land planning and conservation. When not working, Laura enjoys horse riding, running, boxing and the occasional yoga class.
Leeta Latham, CIT, CIG – Education and Public Programs Manager
Leeta is responsible for the development of The Reserve’s School and Public Education Programs. A graduate of CSU, Long Beach, Leeta has more than 20 years of experience in environmental education, interpretation, recreation and program development. When not at work, Leeta enjoys spending time outdoors, camping and hiking with her family.
Michelle Schiman – Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Michelle is responsible for implementing The Reserve’s Volunteer Program. She also oversees community outreach events and supports the School/After School Education and Public Programs. Michelle is a graduate of CSU Fullerton and has more than 20 years experience in volunteer recruitment and management. Michelle is an avid geocacher. She also is a great cook who uses her own homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Bonnie McQuiston, CIG – Education Coordinator
Bonnie leads The Reserve’s School Programs, educating students on one-day field trips in science, social-science and the environment. She also supports the Public and Resident Education Programs on The Reserve. Bonnie is a graduate of CSU Fullerton and is a California credentialed teacher. She has over 15 years of experience in the education field, including two years of service in the U.S. Peace Corps as an Education Volunteer. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, traveling, and going to concerts.
Aimée Nighswonger – Interpretive Naturalist
Aimée is responsible for teaching The Reserve’s School Programs and school assemblies, conducting public programs, and leading trail clearing events. Aimée is a graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in Environmental Policy and Ethics. Her environmental related work experience includes working for the U.S. Senate, local government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. When not at work, you can find Aimée spending time with family, hiking, or giving her dogs love and attention.
Ann Anderson – Field Naturalist
Ann is a Field Naturalist with The Reserve’s School Programs and also teaches the school assemblies which prepare the students for their field trip. She has enjoyed working for The Reserve for 6 years. Ann has a background as a Visual Merchandiser and a Buyer at a local surf shop for 15 years. She studied Business Management at Saddleback College. In her free time, Ann enjoys spending time with her granddaughters, gardening, surfing, yoga, camping and riding her Harley Davidson with her family.
Marsha Medina – Field Naturalist
Marsha is a Field Naturalist with The Reserve’s School Programs, educating students on one-day field trips in science, social-science and the environment. She has been teaching with The Reserve for over 6 years. She is a graduate of UC Irvine and has over 30 years’ experience in teaching middle school science in Orange County and Asian International Schools. She is an active volunteer at Caspers Park’s Nature Center and enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her adorable grandsons.
Michelle Martin – Field Naturalist
Michelle helps educate the many students on environmental science and social science field trips who travel to The Reserve for the day. Michelle has a business degree from Eastern New Mexico University and an AA in Environmental Studies from Saddleback College. She has been a Field Naturalist with The Reserve for the past 5 years, educating young people all over Orange County. When she’s not hiking kids around, she is spending time with her family.