Rebecca Anderson McDonough is a writer, editor and yoga teacher in Los Angeles, CA. She is mother to two daughters in elementary school in Culver City and has spent much of the last eight years raising two future humans and volunteering in public schools. Her time as a Chicago freelance journalist included two years at The Chicago Reporter, where she won a National Press Club and a local Headline Club award for investigative journalism. Rebecca is a committed lover of language, biker, hiker, music fan/strummer, and volunteer.
David McNeill is the Executive Officer of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, which operates under the Resources Agency for the State of California. He oversees the long-term acquisition and planned development of nearly 1,300 acres of much needed parkland in the Baldwin Hills/Ballona Creek region of Southwest Los Angeles. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. McNeill has embraced the challenge of creating environmental parity in underserved communities throughout the city for nearly a decade. He enjoys rollerblading, bicycling and watching his elementary aged son participate in outdoor and indoor team sports. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and also serves on the founding board of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust.