Our Staff Members

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.

T he 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.

Diane Ramadan
Diane Ramadan - Museum Director
Mrs. Ramadan joined the Leonis Adobe staff in February of 2006 as the Ranch Manager. She has extensive knowledge of ranching and livestock that began with 4-H experience as a child. Her love of animals has been a constant theme throughout her life.

As an accomplished rider, she won numerous equestrian events in both English and Western competitions. In 1979, Diane moved to Ireland to prepare for the 1980 Summer Olympics. When the Olympics were boycotted, she stayed in Ireland and competed internationally in show jumping, dressage and three day events for the next five years.

Diane later managed several prestigious horse breeding farms in the U.S. before turning her attention to veterinary medicine. As a veterinary technician for a large animal hospital she managed the laboratory and barn and assisted with surgery.

Diane's love of history, antiques and art make her a natural fit for the Leonis Adobe Museum.
Michele Fischer
Michele Fischer - Administrative Assistant /
Passport 2 History Liaison
Michele Fischer has lived in Los Angeles (presently in Agoura Hills) for 13 years. A history buff, Michele is involved in Civil War reenacting and has a love for ranch life in the 1800's. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland (where she indulged in American Revolution history and reenacting), she grew up a Navy brat and has lived abroad in the Philippines and England where she learned the history of the UK.
Kerri Evans
Kerri Evans Program Assistant
Kerri is new to California but loves learning about its history and culture while working for the museum. Originally from Indiana, Kerri is an avid horse lover who enjoys trail riding, entering horse and carriage competitions, and giving summer riding lessons to young children in Moorpark. She is studying to earn her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Ashford University and plans to one day open her own small business or horse farm.

Charlotte Stehlik
Charlotte Stehlik - Community Liaison
Charlotte first came to the Adobe on a school tour with her special needs students. She retired in 2004 and joined the Adobe as a guide in September of that year. In addition to her work as a guide, Charlotte works part time in our office heading our membership. When you join us for one of our events please stop by the membership table and say hello to Charlotte.

Angel Felix
Angel Felix - School Tour Supervisor
Angel is pleased to serve as School Tour Supervisor. For the past three years, she has been delighting children as the School Tour Program's Historical Re-enactor in her role as Espiritu Leonis. Her hospitality & administrative experience and work as an actress provides a great foundation to serve the Leonis Adobe Museum's mission to educate the public in California 1880's ranch life and "making history come alive." Angel holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Whittier College.

Michelle Covello
Michelle Covello - Curator
Michelle started at the Leonis Adobe in 2008 as a student intern through Moorpark College. After receiving her A.A. in Archaeology, she joined the Adobe staff as Museum Technician. Michelle's work with the historical photographs, documents and artifacts in the Leonis Adobe collection is a perfect match with her interests in history, archaeology and research. Her role at the museum is vital to maintaining and preserving the rich history of the Leonis Adobe. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michelle, her husband and two children have lived in nearby Hidden Hills since 1989.

Jesus Puente
Jesus Puente - Caretaker
Jesus Puentes has been our resident caretaker since 1983. He has helped reconstruct, build and repair almost everything on the museum grounds. After the 1994 earthquake he helped make new adobe bricks from the yard. Jesus considers the Adobe his home, and the museum is grateful to have the grounds in such dedicated and loyal hands.

Martin Hernandez - Groundskeeper
Martin joined our staff in November of 2008. Martin has extensive experience in construction as well as landscaping. As our groundskeeper Martin maintains the Calabasas Creek Park . Martin also assists with our livestock.

Ulises Ortiz - Groundskeeper
Ulises joined the Leonis Adobe staff in April 2009 as Museum Groundskeeper. As an integral part of the museum staff, Ulises helps take care of our many animals as well as the museum grounds. In his spare time, Ulises enjoys spending time with his son.

Springtime at the Adobe!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Crafts & More
Tortilla Making
Feed the Animals
Ranch Activities
Live Music by Craig Newton
Egg Hunt (@2pm)
$4 per Person (Non-Members)
FREE for All Members
and Children Under 2.
Looking for something new to do? There are plenty of fun, entertaining and enriching activities for the whole family, adults and kids, to enjoy every month at a variety of historic sites in central and southern California participating in "Passport 2 History"!Sign Up Today
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April 2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Barrel Springs Elementary | @ 9:30am
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fremont Elementary | @ 9:30am
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Lupin hill | @ 9:30am
Friday, April 04, 2014
Knolls Elementary | @ 9:30pm
Monday, April 07, 2014
Hancock Park School | @ 9:30am
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Willow Elementary | @ 9:30am
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Buena Vista School | @ 9:30am
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Chatsworth Hills Academy | @ 9:30am
Chatsworth Hills Academy | @ 9:30am
St Nicholas School | @ 9:30am
Friday, April 11, 2014
Sierra Park Elementary | @ 9:30am
Monday, April 14, 2014
Carver Elementary  | @ 9:30am
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Ocotillo Elementary | @ 9:30am
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Thomas Edison  | @ 9:00am
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Thomas Edison  | @ 9:00am
Friday, April 18, 2014
Ocotillo Elementary | @ 9:30am
Monday, April 21, 2014
Edison Elementary | @ 9:30am
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Polytechnic School | @ 9:30am
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lang Ranch Elementary | @ 9:30am
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sendak Elementary  | @ 9:30am
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Lawrence School | @ 9:30am
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Hancock Park School | @ 9:30am
The Leonis Adobe Museum is proud to introduce the "Passport 2 History" program. This program unites together many historical and cultural venues in Southern California. Click the link above to learn more.
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