Meet Our Team

We work hand in hand with communities across California striving to provide quality lifestyles for residents and businesses. We are trusted advisors, providing essential data and guidance for our clients.

JIM SIMON

Principal

"I’m driven to help local government capitalize on community development opportunities. The work is not static. I enjoy adapting my style, pace and approach to the specific needs of my clients and their communities."

TARA MATTHEWS

Principal

"I enjoy problem solving and working with people who make things happen to improve their community. Seeing a project that I worked on come to fruition is very exciting. I can say, 'I helped make that happen!'"

MARK SAWICKI

Director

"I am at my best solving complicated problems, being both logical and innovative, creative and inventive, as I seek to understand, enhance, and improve programs, policies, systems and organizations for the benefit of California communities."

LYNN KELLY-LEHNER

Director

"I am a strategic thinker and proactive and creative problem solver. I excel in a fast-paced environment, I am passionate about local government, and I am committed to make our communities thrive."

SUZY KIM

Director

"I value the close relationships I develop with clients while creating solutions driven by a genuine interest in improving our communities."

GREG SMITH

Senior Associate/Real Estate Broker

"I enjoy problem solving and creating plans that help improve developments."

DOMINIQUE CLARK

Senior Associate/Real Estate Salesperson

“My love for numbers, data, and spreadsheets benefits entire communities, not just one person or one company. I’m grateful that my analytical and project management skills contribute to work that matters to me.”

BRANDON FENDER

Associate

"I enjoy creating equitable and sustainable urban spaces for communities. I thrive in a challenging environment and seek to provide innovative solutions."

ALEXANDRA LAWRENCE

Associate

"I am passionate about working with community leaders and residents to help solve the diverse and challenging problems that local governments face. I strive to facilitate growth and development that is fiscally responsible, sustainable and equitable to help communities meet their goals.”

ROSA ROMERO

Associate

“I enjoy being a part of the affordable housing services RSG provides and collaborating with the cities and local jurisdictions, as well as the community residents themselves.”

KYLE WESTRA

Senior Analyst

"I am excited to help cities create communities that are economically viable, intellectually and culturally diverse, and full of fulfilling opportunities for all its residents."

WESLEY SMITH

Senior Analyst

"I love working with communities to better tailor their environments to their constituents needs. I strive to support and create communities that understand interconnectedness and the value diligent planning and policy brings to complex issues."

CRYSTAL MATTINGLY

Business Administrator

"Being a part of the RSG team is inspiring me to learn and grow in my own role. Their mission to create stronger communities that in turn, achieve bolder futures is not only valued, but it proves to be true in all aspects of this company. I am fortunate to be a part of their team knowing they take pride in helping communities across California."

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DIANNA DUNNE-VECCHIO

Content Writer and Marketing Manager

"As a California native, I am a part of the state’s history and my future is directly impacted by the choices local governments make. I love this state and all the vibrant, diverse communities within it, so having the chance to help positively shape its path forward is inspiring and empowering."

Alejandra Martinez

ALEJANDRA MARTINEZ

Analyst

“I value the opportunity to support cities in their efforts to promote affordable housing and economic development. Ultimately, my personal mission is centered on helping communities achieve self-determination.”

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REBECCA RIDDLE

Analyst

“I am passionate about improving equity within society through research, data analysis, and evidence-based recommendations. I firmly believe that the capacity building of local leaders and communities produces positive outcomes for community members.”

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SAMANTHA WU ROSE

Research Assistant

“I am passionate about building thriving communities through engagement and strategic planning that improves accessibility to stable housing, supportive services, and economic opportunities for all community members. Through my work I hope to provide resources and solutions that promote equity and empower communities to determine their own futures."

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CINDY BLOT

Senior Associate

“I am a creative problem solver who enjoys getting deeply connected with my projects.”


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