Mission Statement
The Leonis Adobe Museum is a historical monument and living history museum dedicated to restoring, preserving, and sharing California ranch life in the late 1880's.

The Leonis Adobe Association is dedicated to the continued preservation of the Leonis Adobe Museum designated as Los Angeles City Cultural Landmark #1, an 1880s working ranch related to California's yesteryears.  The Leonis Adobe Association links people today with the past through public, educational and organizational programs developed to experience California history.
Don Adams - President Emeritus
Mr. Adams Joined the Board of Directors in 1979 and has served as its President for the past four years. Although now retired, he enjoyed two exciting careers, both of which allowed expression of his passion for photography. After College and a stint in the U. S. Navy Air Reserve, He began his first career with Douglas Aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base as a "photo chase" photographer shooting motion pictures of prototype aircraft Douglas tested for the U.S. military. From this he moved into the advertising motion picture division producing motion picture travelogues for airline customers of Douglas Aircraft such as United, KLM, Japan Airlines and many more. He then produced and directed Quick Look newsreels of missile firings at Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Air Base.

After travelling the world for sixteen and a-half years on behalf of Douglas, he was recruited by The Eastman Kodak Co. Motion Picture Division as a Sales & Engineering Representative based in Hollywood Ca. calling on Military accounts. When another opportunity presented itself, he became the Director of Marketing Communications Western Region Motion Picture Division also in Hollywood, California. For the last eight years of his Kodak career, Don was Director of Entertainment Marketing working with the major motion picture film distribution heads developing and implementing co promotion projects. Don is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Society of Cinetographers.

During his time at Kodak, he taught basic Black and White photography at EI Camino College in Torrance Ca. every Monday night for twenty-five years and instilled in his students the same love of photography. Don parlayed his teaching ability to present photographic lectures on major cruise ships over a seven-year span.

Mr. Adams is responsible for most of the finest current still photographs of the Leonis Adobe and its grounds and serves as an outstanding ambassador for the Museum. Summing up his career Don States "Photography has been very good to the Adams Family"
Brian Kahn - President
Mr. Kahn was born in Los Angeles, California. In 1992, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California. While attending the University of Southern California, Mr. Kahn was on the Dean's Honor List and President of Blackstonian's, the pre-law honor society. Mr. Kahn was also active in politics, working on various capacities for the U.S. Senate, Governor's office and the White House, in addtion to being one of twelve students chosen to participate in the University's prestigious semester long lobbying program in Washington D.C. Mr. Kahn then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1995. While at Pepperdine, Mr. Kahn spent a semester studying in London, was certified student attorney for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office and externed for the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

Mr. Kahn is an attorney at Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger.
Camille Stoddard - Vice President
Carol Stewart - Treasurer
Ms. Stewart is currently the Treasury Manager for Sunkist Growers, Inc. where she oversees cash management, banking relationships and insurance for the citrus fruit cooperative. Before joining Sunkist, she provided business valuation consulting services to clients for fifteen years including financial consulting assignments for mergers and acquisitions, purchase price allocations, ESOPs, goodwill impairments, and financial restructurings.

Prior to valuation consulting, Ms. Stewart was an independent financial consultant providing financial consulting services to a diverse group of clients in the manufacturing, publishing, real estate, retail and entertainment industries. Earlier in her career, Ms. Stewart held the position of Vice President at Glendale Federal Bank with responsibilities for Asset Securitization.

Ms. Stewart has taught university level accounting and finance courses to undergraduate and MBA students at the University of Phoenix. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. in Finance, from Southern Methodist University.
Jeannette Smith - Secretary
Jeannette Smith is an assistant principal and Dual Language Coordinator at Rio Real School in the Rio School District. She has a Masters Degree in Education and has been working in the field of education for twenty years. Jeannette's ties to the Leonis Adobe go back to previous owner Lester Agoure for whom the modern day community of Agoura is named. When not working with children, Jeannette can be found riding her horses or maintaining her black belt skills in Tae Kwon Do. Jeannette's enthusiasm for children, history and education make her a great fit for the Adobe.
Ruth Abel - Board Member
Mrs. Abel joined the Leonis Adobe Museum Board of Directors in 1971. She is on the Board of Directors of the Southern California/Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ, and Chair of the Finance and Stewardship Committees; three time Moderator of the Woodland Hills Community Church, Chair of Trustees, Stewardship, Personnel and Pastoral Relations Board. She also serves on civic boards, including Chair 3rd Council District Planning Advisory Board, Woodland Hills; Elected Business Representative, Area 1, Woodland Hills/Warner Center Neighborhood Council. Further, Mrs. Able is Chair of APECA, Inc., the Association Promoting Education and Conservation in Amazonia, Iquitos, Peru and was a twenty-five year member of the Los Angeles Junior League serving on various civic promotion committees.

Mrs. Abel is a graduate cum laude from Denison University and holds a Graduate degree from Harvard University in Business Administration where she was later Assistant Director of the Volunteer Bureau, Boston , Massachusetts. She is owner of AOA Associates in Woodland Hills.
Dennis Washburn - Board Member
Mr. Washburn joined the Leonis Adobe Association Board of Directors in 2008 and is a popular elected official, successful in electioneering, organizational development, public affairs, community building, intergovernmental relations amongst municipal, county, regional, state, federal and international entities. He is a founder, 4-term Council Member and 4-time Mayor of the City of Calabasas. He also is a Director and past president of the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, a Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commissioner, a Regional Councilmember of the Southern California Association of Governments, Founder and 3-time President of the Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments, and current Division Representative to the State Board and Past President of the 88-city LA County Division of the League of California Cities. Mr. Washburn earned his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from San Diego State University.
Robert Wallace - Board Member
Robert Wallace joined the Leonis Adobe Association Board of Directors in December of 2013. Bob is a Board Certified Mastor Arborist and the owner of Tree Life Concern, Inc. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Bob has had a lifelong interest in California history, specifically the history of the San Fernando Valley and early Native American history and culture. Bob served in U.S. Air Force from 1970 - 1974 as an Aircraft Loadmaster on C-141 and C-5A aircraft. He currently is featured in Western Arborist Magazine where he writes a quarterly article on tree climbing safety, "Climber's Corner". He is also a featured speaker at green industry seminars. Bob is a resident of Simi Valley, is an active church member and likes to hike.