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!'"

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SUZY KIM

Director

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

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MARK SAWICKI

Director

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

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KEVIN HAM

Director

“I firmly believe relevant experience with a positive outlook can win the day. I appreciate the differences that make each community unique and look to foster and amplify those qualities for their benefit. Find your strengths and share them with the world!”

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DENA FUENTES

Director

“Revitalizing communities to bring equity, opportunity, and hope for families, residents, and businesses is the essence of local government. Being a collaborative facilitator and problem solver to achieve the community results inspires who I am and what I am about.”

DOMINIQUE CLARK

Director/Real Estate Salesperson (#01989248) 

“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.”

GREG SMITH

Senior Associate/Real Estate Broker (#01426432)

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

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CINDY BLOT

Senior Associate

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

ALEXANDRA LAWRENCE

Senior 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.”

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ROSA ROMERO

Senior 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.”

BRANDON FENDER

Senior Associate

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

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JESSICA HENDERSON

Associate

“I strive to facilitate strong relationships with local government and residents by providing solutions for affordable housing, economic development, and financial stewardship. Trust and equity should be a part of all communities.”

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DAWNA MORSE

Associate

“I am dedicated to empowering communities to build the foundations of strong and resilient societies, where every individual has an equal opportunity to thrive.”

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SARA COURT

Associate

“I enjoy problem-solving and supporting equitable solutions that empower communities.”

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."

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MONROE ROUSH

Senior Analyst

“I care deeply about supporting local governments in their work to build more equitable societies. Through the use of data analysis and research, I hope to provide communities with the resources they need to reach their full potential.”

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SAMANTHA WU ROSE

Senior Analyst

“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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JENNY BENITEZ

Senior Analyst

“I'm passionate about economics and believe that economic development and innovation is crucial to a brighter future. I bring a simultaneously analytical and creative approach to my work, and I’m happy to be a part of RSG’s mission to improve California communities.”

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BRICE WILDEMUTH

Analyst

“I am passionate about the continual development of opportunities for Californians, believing that a strong state is built on stronger, sustainable communities.”

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JILLIAN GLICKMAN

Analyst

“I am passionate about creating tangible impacts in individuals’ lives through sustainable development initiatives. I am at my best when solving problems that require pragmatic yet innovative approaches.”

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JENNIFER HERNANDEZ

Research Assistant

“I have always believed that investing in our communities, whether that’s preserving affordable housing or combating gentrification, ensures that the diverse tapestry of our communities remains intact, and that economic disparity does not displace the very essence of our neighborhoods.”

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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."

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KADY WILLIAMS

Executive Assistant

“I am passionate about supporting communities across the map. I enjoy working with like-minded people who all immerse themselves in shaping communities toward bolder futures.”


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