Brodie is President of TOCA, an Executive Committee member and became enamored with Tesla upon seeing his first Roadster in 2008. Seeing it as the first practical high performance EV since being introduced to the possibility of EVs while working at the UK Underwater Weapons Establishment. When Tesla release the Alpha version of the Model S, Brodie decided that it was time to get serious and eventually bought a CPO 2013 Model S 85 which is his daily driver. In 2021 his wife bought a Tesla Model Y and they have a Cybertruck reservation for trips to Wyoming and Montana.
Joel is Vice President, member of the Executive Committee and Board Member of the Year for 2022. He's been passionate about solar and EVs for five years, educating individuals on the benefits of EV ownership and green energy, addressing misconceptions and advocating for a level playing field regarding green energy and EVs. He owns a Model 3 and has installed solar paneling at home. Joel is employed with the Little Rock School District as their Magnet and Innovation Specialist. In his free time he enjoys working out and playing disc golf. Joel has been married for over 15 years and has two boys, 13 and 8. His youngest shares his same passion for Tesla and EVs.
Gary is the TOCA Founder, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Administrator and member of the Executive Committee. He drives a Tesla Model 3 Stealth. He's been an autonomous vehicle safety driver for Gatik and he's held officer positions in Shelby, Pantera and NSX clubs. He's been a Juror for the Fayetteville Film Fest since it's inception, lives in NWA and you'd never know he's retired.
Gavin is a Board member of TOCA and drives his second Tesla Model S Long Range. His wife drives a Model Y. He moved from the UK to Bentonville in 2014 with his wife and daughter. He has always enjoyed performance cars, owning a number of BMWs over the years and, when not driving his Tesla, can be found sailing on Beaver Lake, gravel cycling or driving his 1973 MG or 1962 Land Rover.
Chris is relatively new to the Tesla universe. She's always been a fan of gadgets and fast cars, so when her 2004 Chrysler Crossfire was pushing 200K miles and started to give up the ghost in 2021, a red Model 3 was a natural choice (The red ones are faster, you know). Chris and her husband, Mike, live in Little Rock with their Bernedoodle, Fletcher. She's a professional copywriter, editor, and graphic designer who worked from home before it was cool. Weekends find her, Mike, and Fletcher at their house on the Little Red River in Heber Springs, where she will soon be learning the fine art of fly fishing.
Simon and his family have owned a Standard Range Plus Model 3 since mid-2019. They reside in Little Rock. Simon brings experience from his time on the Board of the Tesla Owners Club of Texas Chapter.
Tim is a Tesla Model S Long Range owner. He has closely followed Tesla from the start and in 2022 made his first electric vehicle purchase. He's looking forward to home charging from solar panels and the Tesla will fit right in with a robotic (self driving) electric lawn mower. Tim works in the IT industry in software data analytics. In his spare time he enjoys landscape and commercial photography along with aerial drone photography as a licensed FAA operator.
Following a fifty-six year career in transportation, John and his wife, Patti, settled in downtown Little Rock. Having been involved with alternative fuels and transportation sustainability, John always felt that EVs were the future! He has a Tesla Long Range Dual Motor Model 3. The Hedricks and their dog, Ridge, have close to 50,000 miles on their Tesla, across at least 26 states. They're proof it's possible to travel off the interstates over the back roads in an EV, as they enjoy visiting the small towns, parks, river ferries, bridges, and other points of interest that are not accessible on the interstates. John is a board member of the LR Firehouse Hostel and Museum, VP of the LR Downtown Neighborhood Association and a regular participant in the Mac Park Group, arts, history, and transportation groups. He grew up in Pennsylvania, holds a BS from NYU and MS from the U of Georgia. Although retired, John still does some transportation consulting work.
Jason is a TOCA board member.
Brian is a TOCA board member.
Shawn is a TOCA board member.
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