Who We Are

For the past 18 years Amigos de los Rios has been committed to improving the built environment and bolstering civic engagement in under-served communities of the San Gabriel Valley and Gateway Cities. These neighborhoods are among those most burdened by urban development and most in need of green infrastructure.

To create projects and programs that improve public health, bolster the ecosystem, and build resiliency to climate change, we have spent almost two decades developing innovative strategies, creating regional plans, and working with a diverse spectrum of urban stakeholders in these areas.

We hope to empower community members with shared values of environmental stewardship, cultural awareness, and the power to affect positive change.

Meet Our Team

Claire Robinson

Managing Director

Marian Coensgen

Habitat Restoration Manager
Project Associate
Volunteer Coordinator

Mike Mithani

Finance & Accounting Manager

Sarah (SJ) Naim

Design Manager

Szabolcs Kiss

Graphic Designer

Alyson Mello

Project Manager

Angela Miramontes

Project Manager

Ives Brown

Project Manager

David Laine

Grant Writer

Bryce Luna

Habitat Restoration Fellow

Andy Sanchez

Site Manager

Felicity Van Doren

Landscape Support Fellow

Joseph A. (Joey) Diaz

Landscape Support Fellow

Joseph Diaz

Landscape Support Fellow

The Metropolitan Greenspace Alliance

Amigos de los Rios is a founding member and active participant in the Metropolitan Greenspaces Alliance–­a group of conservation organizations working across Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Portland and San Francisco areas. We collaborate on best practices and scientific research to meet the challenges of connecting urban and natural environments, and providing benefits to the communities and ecosystems within urban areas.