a new 501(C)(3) non-profit public charity
to educate & uplift our community & celebrate human potential through reclaiming space & materials
to promote art & wonder.
Anyone interested in making a positive impact..
Inyo County & beyond
Our initiatives for 2021
A lot has happened since we had our first brainstorming meeting at Gertrude Stein’s salon in February 2019.
We successfully filed and became an official non profit 501(c) (3) & registered California non profit since June 2019.
For 2021 we have identified the following initiatives:-
1 Reclaim the Forum Theater in Lone Pine. We received a community grant to help launch a series of performances.
We are currently making the space useable and hope to commence once the COVID guidelines are in place.
We launched an online zoom event using the Forum as our ‘venue’ - this has allowed us to showcase performances even during the pandemic. It was a success, 52 attendees watching 32 performances. Encouraged we hope to continue with these events and to offer the Forum as a zoom space for anyone in the community who wants to use it.
2) Help with reclaiming empty storefronts
in collaboration with the City of Bishop
3) Continue to conduct Re-use Workshops
in conjunction with Inyo County’s showcasing of Gladys the giant re-cyclescope at events & schools.
4) Create a ReUse Give and Take maker / work-shop space currently upstairs at the loft in Lone Pine. We are looking for a more permanent venue for this effort.
5) Create a re-use art mosaic / mural out of items cleaned up from our precious landscape to educate people how to clean up and the dangers to the environment and wildlife if it is not. We have submitted a grant proposal for this.
6) Our community dances are on hold until the COVID restrictions are lifted. But stay tuned for any developments.
7) Collaborate more with other groups, agencies and non profits for further our mission. We aim to share resources to achieve our common goals.
Meet the Board
We currently have 6 board of directors who
meet on a monthly basis.
Hi, I’m Judyth Greenburgh, President of Goodent, conceptual artist, creative consultant and art educator. I like to combine my conceptual skills from years as a creative director with my passion for reclaiming what has been abandoned. Since moving to Inyo County over 12 years ago – I’ve been an art director for the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film, a muralist & creative consultant and is currently Vice President for the Inyo County for the Arts. A former tutor at Lone Pine’s TANF afterschool program I currently teach for ICA afterschool program and volunteer as an art docent. An award winning photographer & kaleidoscope artist I’ve exhibited and taught numerous workshops focusing on reclaimed materials.
Hi, I’m Erin Renee Vice President of Goodent. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a California Teaching Credential for Elementary School, and years of experience coordinating and teaching art in various situations and communities across the USA. I 'm the School Arts Coordinator at Inyo Council for the Arts, where I coordinate arts education programming in Inyo County schools and communities. I’m a passionate educator, visual artist, & environmentalist who uses STEAM activities to educate and inspire action in a fun & creative way. Creative reuse is my jam & I love sharing it!
My name is Anne Stanley, Goodent Secretary. I moved to the Eastern Sierra in 2001 with my husband because we loved mountains and rural living within a small intimate community. I have worked as an educational speech and language therapist, working with students with special needs, for 19 years in Inyo and Mono County. I thoroughly enjoy the work I do with the children and educators I am lucky enough to collaborate with. I have always enjoyed work that involves people and have volunteered with Wild Iris, Inyo and Mono counties counseling and crisis center as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) where I was trained to serve as an advocate for abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings and as a Wild Iris board member. I was drawn to the Goodent board because Goodent offers new and innovative ways of serving the community including education about recycling and ideas for reusing materials as well as providing performance and art opportunities. I am very. excited to be part of this adventure.
My name is Tiffany Lau, Goodent Treasurer. I live in Bishop in the Eastern Sierra in Payahuunadü (the place of flowing water), land of the Nüümü and Shoshone.
Bishop is a small town in one of the most beautiful places in the world, but there are downsides to living here. Recycling, especially for plastics, is limited. There’s an extreme shortage of affordable housing. We pay resort pricing at large-chain stores due to our proximity to the Mammoth Mountain ski resort. It’s expensive to live here.
I want to help people save money where they can, so they can spend it on experiences and local businesses they love.
What drew me to Goodent was the opportunity to help others improve their lives by reducing overconsumption of consumer goods, reusing material that would otherwise end up in landfills, and recycling when possible.
I'm Tamara Myers, Goodent Board Director, and I moved to Darwin from Santa Cruz, Ca in 2018, seeking a simpler, more affordable and meaningful lifestyle. I retired from teaching high school alternative education students, where I developed a federally funded environmental science program to teach at-risk youth about watershed ecology. I enjoyed getting young people out in nature on field trips, networking with my community, and nurturing an attitude of stewardship of our beautiful Earth and the living beings we share it with. My passion is to learn to live as sustainably as I can and to enrich my new community with tools I have learned from my journey to become a Hendricks life coach. I also teach Qigong, a practice from ancient Chinese medicine philosophy to energize, de-stress, and enhance body/mind awareness. I became a board member of Goodent because I'm excited about its goals to enhance public awareness of protecting the environment and enhancing connections within our community through fun activities.
Hi I am Robert Strub, Goodent Board Member as of May 2021
I moved to the Owens Valley in 2004 to work on the Owens Lake project and later joined the LADWP team as a Civil Engineering Associate in 2007. I retired in 2020 and I am now a Caretaker for my partner.
Before coming to the Owens Valley, I did a few other things. I was a Civil Engineer working on subdivisions in hillside communities and was a board member of a realty company. Then I moved to Trona in 1992 to help in a family business that was focused on mining. This family business evolved from a losing gold mining business to a niche gravel business that eventually closed. Here in started my awareness of the environment.
I became involved in environmental issues while in Trona. The family business had five mining related sites, which were all in Inyo County. Four sites were cleaned up. This included a gold mine and a gold mining processing mill site. The one site not cleaned up is an operating gravel pit now owned by another private company. The general environmental activities while in Trona included; a founding membership in Mojave Desert-Mountain RC&D, a membership in the BLM Ridgecrest Regional Steering Committee, and participation in the WEMO plan that was an on and off process for long term planning in the West Mojave. These three-membership participations are led by various branches of the Federal government.
The work on Owens Lake is a large environmental project led by a city utility as mandated by California state regulatory agencies following federal law. I look forward to my participating with Goodent.org and seeing what it becomes. The combined skills of the participants are great enough to develop sharing of awareness, which is changing and growing in our communities.