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Our Mission

Our mission is to help accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Club members help advocate for electric vehicles by supporting legislative efforts, offering test-drives and/or ride-alongs, volunteering at shows, educating new and prospective owners, hosting social events, and passionately referring friends, family, and colleagues to explore Tesla ownership for themselves. We believe in an electric, low carbon future—with a healthy dose of performance to make it fun!

Contact us at info@bc.teslaownersclub.ca for more information.

Executive Committee

Paul Carter, Founder & President (2017 to Present)

Paul has over 30 years of programming and consulting experience in a wide range of industries and roles. Outside of work Paul advocates for sustainability. He have also served on several non-profit boards to give back to the community. Paul is currently a member of several organizations promoting electric vehicles and sustainability. Paul love to volunteer at public events to provide firsthand owner experience to provide public education on electric vehicles. He also love to drive on road trips to ski, hike, meet new people, and explore parks, art, and architecture.

R.(Dale) Monrad (2019 to Present) Vice President ( 2020 to Present), Director 2018 to Present

Dale is self-employed assisting in managing a web design, development and hosting company that he previously owned. He earned a Diploma focused on Marketing and Sales Management in 1987 from the University of British Columbia. Now living in Hope, BC he became a director of Advantage Hope, a community promotion organization reporting directly to the town council. He has owned a Tesla Model S75D since Sept 2016 and likes to participate in car shows. He was the newsletter editor/publisher for the Hamilton Mountain Rotary Club for several years before coming to BC. Dale served on the board as rally organizer for the Hamilton Mountain Motor Sport Club. He was responsible for organizing rallies and motocrosses and helped the club start the Mosport Race Track in Ontario. Dale also has a history in the aviation industry. After obtaining his Private Pilot license with night time and float-equipped aircraft, he also earned his commercial and instructor endorsements and became an instructor managing a flying school and sold Cessna aircraft. He’s an experienced Business Owner with a continuous history of marketing Business Machines, Mainframe Computers, Multi-User Computers, computer time-sharing, was a VAR (value added Reseller) and now for the past 2 decades, works in the Internet industry. He plans to continue to promote EV vehicles and clean air initiatives in Canada and here in BC, especially Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Rob Bahd (2019 to Present) – Secretary/Treasurer, Director 2018 to Present

Rob is a Chartered Professional Accountant specializing in business and financial systems with 20 years of experience. Rob has provided business process design, implemented new systems and process, data conversion of financial systems, integrations to other systems, developed reports, and supported and trained users. He is a technology enthusiast and became interested in Tesla since the early days. He purchased his first Tesla in 2018 and became a proud owner of a Model 3.

Club Directors 

Rodolfo Yoshii, Director, Events Coordinator (2020 to present) – Rodolfo is a proud Tesla investor since 2017 and an admirer of one of the brightest minds of our time, Elon Musk. He is a project manager/consultant at UPS Canada supporting small and medium businesses in improving their logistics, e-commerce, and business processes. During his free time and evenings, he also works in two side jobs: Online mentor at Udacity in their school of data science; and locally at Langara College as an instructor in project management.

Rodolfo served as VP of Programs at the Canadian West Coast Chapter PMI and volunteered in several roles from 2010 to 2016. He is very happy to be part of the Tesla Owners Club of British Columbia and share experiences with like-minded people on everything related to sustainability, the outdoors, technology, and the financial markets

Felix Cretu Director, Social Media Coordinator (2020 to Present) – ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) Presenter at New Owner Workshop.  

Background: Currently, a 2nd Year university Business student with experience in the fields of robotics and economics. Felix’s passion for innovation, robotics, and technology led him to start a robotics club. This passion also led him to find Tesla. He helped his family & household to switch from internal combustion cars to Tesla. Tesla’s mission led me to love the company and its goals. Felix is a proud owner since 2014. Having three Tesla cars over the past six years, Felix knows how far a Tesla can take you with over six years of Tesla experience. He says, “You can explore all over, and you really get to appreciate the innovation and technology while learning many great things about ”accelerating the mission to sustainability.” 

Directors at Large

Nishal Kumar (2019 to Present) – Nishal is active in the Tesla, ecommerce and local Vancouver community – working to continually innovate and solve problems. Nishal is a former Tesla employee and current Tesla owner (P85). He is the founder and owner of EVitems.com, a company that produces aftermarket interior accessories for the Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3. He also owns a supplement company with a product, called DHM Detox, that provides liver support and reduces hangover symptoms from drinking alcohol.

Aslam Nathoo (2019 to Present) – Aslam has spent more than 20 years helping companies build, market and sell exciting & innovative software products. A successful entrepreneur and management consultant, he has served both in operational and strategic management positions with companies ranging from early stage start-ups to tech industry giants such as Sun, Oracle and SAP.

Joellen Lin (2019 to Present) – Joellen owns a 2017 Tesla Model X. Her name is Stormtrooper1212. You will often find them at many Tesla events, fundraising campaigns for Vancouver General Hospital, BC Children’s Hospital, as well as proud ambassador-duo for Emotive—a BC government initiative to raise awareness of EV. Outside of Tesla, Joellen is the owner of Steam Tea House, a teashop created to connect people through tea and coffee. She believes that when holding a cup of delicious and artfully crafted beverage in your hand, sipping casually yet intentionally, we are more open to the world of bold and courageous ideas.
Community is created, and magic happens. Joellen received B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Queen’s University, Kingston ON. She is a scientist by training, but a passionate tea sommelier at heart. After graduation, she decided to continue building her family legacy in Vancouver, BC where she calls home.

Past Leadership and Former Members of the Board

We would like to recognize some of our prior leadership for their hard work and dedication to getting the club established and keep it running.

Brock Nanson, Vice President (2017-2019)
Part of the original group that gathered up 25 Tesla owners to apply to Tesla to become part of the Tesla Owners Club Program.

Randy Taylor, Director 2020,  Secretary Treasurer (2017 to 2019)

A former Tesla employee as a Delivery Specialist. He has been a Tesla owner since 2013 and loves travelling and promoting the EV lifestyle.

Kelly Saunders, Director(2019 to 2020)

Kelly was previously the Remarketing Program Manager, Western Canada at Tesla and is now the Founder/President of Abstract Energy, an EV charging company that invites top-rated electricians to compete for each project. Kelly has helped develop and grow the incredible community of Tesla owners across our Province

OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE TESLA OWNERS CLUB PROGRAM

Tesla Owners Club of British Columbia is not otherwise affiliated with Tesla Canada ULC, Tesla Inc. or its subsidiaries.

We are incorporated in the province of British Columbia as a member funded non-profit society.

Our members consist of new and existing owners, prospective owners, reservation holders, and enthusiasts.

All are welcome and we have both a free and supporting membership available.We have local chapter groups in the Vancouver, Fraser Valley and the Okanagan (Okanagan-Thompson).

Part of over 100 clubs globally with sister clubs on Vancouver Island and our nearest USA club in Washington.