Dan and Susan Gottlieb’s shared interest in photography and conservation became the catalyst for the founding of The G2 Gallery. Their travels have included many different lands and environments, 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 is a 1965 graduate of Boalt Hall Law School and thereafter served for four years as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney. In 1976 Dan co-founded a realty corporation that continues to thrive today. In the 1990s Dan served a six-year term on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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. Susan’s garden is now designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat and by the Xerces Society as a certified Pollinator Habitat. It is often included as a stop on L.A.’s prestigious garden tours and offers a wonderful look at many varieties of California natives.
Susan is currently on the President’s Council for National Wildlife Federation, as well as the Board of Directors of the Friends of Ballona Wetlands and Audubon California. She and Dan are supporters of many environmental organizations including Earthjustice, Conservation International and The Theodore Payne Foundation.
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