L. Frank is the nom d’arte of L. Frank Manriquez, a Tongva & Ajachemem & Rarámuri artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist. She brings extensive knowledge of California Indian cultural affairs to her position on the Pepperwood Native Advisory Council. L. Frank has exhibited her artwork (paintings, sculpture, weavings, photography, cartoons, regalia) in museums and galleries locally, nationally, and internationally. She works to revitalize indigenous languages and is the co-founder of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival. L. Frank is also a board member of The Cultural Conservancy as well as Neshkanukat, and for fifteen years served on the board of directors of the California Indian Basketweavers Association.