Jeff Finn - Director
Jeff has been a sustainability advocate by using technology to do more with less since the 1960's. His passion for electric vehicles took physical form just two weeks after 9/11. That is when he took delivery of his family's 2002 Toyota Prius. Just six years later, he found himself apprenticed to Seattle's master EV builder, Dave Cloud, for the conversion of a 2000 Chevy Metro into Jeff's beloved Volt Runner EV. It was in April, 2008, when Jeff made his last purchase of gasoline used for driving in the Seattle metro area.
Michael Thwaite - Director
Michael grounded himself in technology in the 80’s, he's a computer geek at heart with a side-passion for fast cars. As a 12-year old he always assumed that everyone would be driving electric cars by the time he grew up, it took until 2008 before he got his first go behind the wheel of an EV - it was a one-way street from there on.
Chad Schwitters - Vice President
Chad is a retired mobile software executive and technology evangelist. He spent 20 years using various forms of alternative transportation, but never has been so happy as with the wind and solar powered plug-in electric vehicles that he and his wife have been driving since 2008. He lives in Redmond, Washington where he works with the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association to educate the public about the personal and societal benefits of driving electric.
Jennifer Krill - Secretary
Jennifer Krill is the Executive Director of Earthworks, working to reduce the destructive impacts of mineral and energy extraction. Before joining Earthworks, Jennifer worked at Rainforest Action Network campaigning to protect forests, convince Ford Motor Company to build more fuel-efficient cars and pressure banks to halt financing climate change-causing industries. Jennifer received bachelor's degrees in Landscape Architecture and in History from Ball State University in 1995.
Dan Davids - Board Chair
Dan David's career spans oceanography, aviation, and software design. He is an active environmentalist promoting electric vehicles, solar power, sustainable building, and animal rights. He devotes much of his time to philanthropic and educational work in support of these causes.
Zan Dubin-Scott - Communications Director
Zan is president of ZDS Communications, a media/public relations/marketing agency specializing in energy and the environment and the arts. She founded the company after a decade as a staff writer-reporter with The Los Angeles Times. She drives on sunshine, thanks to a plug-in vehicle and the solar panels on her home that charge it with clean, renewable electricity.
Tom Saxton - Chief Science Officer
Tom is a computer programmer when he's not busy promoting electric vehicles. Cathy, his wife, first decided she wanted an electric vehicle in the late 1990s. Nearly ten years later, they bought their first in July of 2008, a 2002 Toyota RAV4-EV. In June of 2009, the Tesla Roadster they ordered in 2006 was finally delivered. Their garage is now totally electric, including the latest addition: a 2011 Nissan LEAF. Tom has served as Vice President of the Board.