Dan and Susan Gottlieb’s shared interest in photography and conservation became the catalyst for the founding of The G2 Gallery. They have traveled to many different countries, always with camera in hand.
Born in Chicago, Dan Gottlieb grew up spending hours in the Field Museum of Natural History and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. He graduated from Boalt Hall Law School and then served for four years as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney.
In 1976, Dan co-founded a real estate company that he ran for 40 years and just recently sold. During the 1990s, Dan served a six-year term on the Board of Directors of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.
In his free time, Dan loves to take photographs, with a specific interest in the hummingbirds that live in his backyard.
When Susan Lenman Gottlieb was born, her family was living in a log cabin built by her Swedish immigrant father in the remote area of Quebec, Canada. After graduating from Mack Training School for Nurses in St. Catherines, Ontario, Susan worked for many years in California as a registered nurse.
Although the Gottliebs have had a lifelong interest in nature and the environment, Susan became actively involved in the 1980s when she began the restoration of her garden by removing most of the exotic plants and replacing them with California native plants. The Gottlieb Native Garden is now designated by the National Wildlife Federation as an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat and a Xerces Society Designated Pollinator Habitat. It is often included as a stop on LA’s prestigious garden tours and offers a wonderful look at many varieties of California natives.
Susan is currently on the President's Council of National Wildlife Federation, the Boards of Directors of the Friends of Ballona Wetlands and Audubon California, and is a supporter of many environmental organizations including Earthjustice, Conservation International and The Theodore Payne Foundation among others.