Our staff is an experienced, enthusiastic team of individuals dedicated to carrying out our Mission to the highest standards.

Laura Coley Eisenberg – Executive Director, Rancho Mission Viejo Land Trust

Laura oversees all operations of The Nature 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 – Executive Director, The Reserve Connection

Leeta is responsible for the development of The Nature Reserve’s School, Community Programs, and Volunteer Program. A graduate of CSU, Long Beach, Leeta has more than 25 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.

Linda Bensadoun – Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

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.

John Foster – Interpretive Naturalist

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.

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.

Sarah Crocker – Field Naturalist

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