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Meet the Modo Ambassadors

Meet our Modo Ambassadors!

The following folks have two things in common: They’re local bloggers and proud Modo members. As Modo Ambassadors, they’ll be sharing how Modo fits their lifestyle from different perspectives including travel, lifestyle, shared mobility, family fun and urban planning.

Modo Ambassador Anita Cheung Socialyoga

Anita Cheung is the founder of The Social Yoga — the original nomadic studio offering an alternative to your typical yoga class experience. Classes are workshop-style and run over the course of four weeks in unconventional spaces, from ice cream shops to pizza parlours and cookbook clubs. As someone who is constantly on the go (and new to Modo), Anita is excited to explore carsharing for weekend trips away and for shorter trips around town.

Twitter @thesocialyoga | Facebook Social Yoga | Instagram @thesocialyoga

 

Modo Ambassador Spokesmama
Photo Credit: Bethany Schiedel

Lisa Corriveau, aka Spokesmama, lives in East Van with her husband and two kids. Her “family car” is a longtail cargo bike, but occasionally she carshares, having been a proud Modo member since 2003. She is the Secretary of the Mount Pleasant Family Centre Board of Directors, sits on the city of Vancouver’s Active Transportation Policy Council and organizes family biking events.

Twitter @spokesmama | Facebook Spokesmama | Instagram @spokesmama | Pinterest Spokesmama

 

Adrian Crook is a father of five who lives in a 1,023 square foot condo in downtown Vancouver. His family is car-free and enjoys getting around town on foot, by transit and by Modo, when they want to range further. His blog, 5 Kids 1 Condo, is all about minimalism, urbanism and family life — in short, why owning less will lead to having more.

Twitter @5kids1condo | Facebook 5kids1condo | Instagram @AdrianCrook

Daniel Dubois

Daniel Dubois is passionate about increasing access to outdoor adventure. He’s the founder of ShareShed and Guiides.com, was featured in the Top 30 Under 30 BCBusiness list in 2015 and is an entrepreneur in residence at HootSuite’s Next Big Thing Foundation. Daniel is an inspirational public speaker, his previous gigs include a TEDx Talk  on “The Power of Consumerism”.

Twitter @danielmdubois  | Facebook @ShareShed | Instagram @ShareShed

 

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Elicia Elliott is a Transportation Planner serving Metro Vancouver. Having lived all over Canada, Elicia now lives in downtown Vancouver and happily gets around the region on foot, on her bike, on transit, and using Modo. Elicia’s part of a bunch of nerdy Planning stuff, including advising the Board of Canadian Institute of Planners on national initiatives, and spreading the word about what Planning can do in interviews like this one with Flare Magazine. Non-working hours usually involve tacos, margaritas, and friends. Visit eetranspo.com (launching soon) to see what kinds of projects Elicia has brewing!

Twitter: @eliciatoyou | Instagram: @eetranspo

 

Emma Gilchrist Modo Ambassador

Emma Gilchrist is a journalist who specializes in energy and environment issues. She started her career at the Calgary Herald and now runs DeSmog Canada, an influential online news magazine.  She hasn’t owned a car since she immigrated west from Calgary in 2010. Emma now lives in Fernwood in Victoria. In her free time, she runs a website celebrating the best bits of Victoria, called The Vic Life.

Twitter: @TheVictoriaLife | Instagram: @TheVictoriaLife | Facebook: The Vic Life

 

Modo Ambassador Jillian Glover

Jillian Glover is a communications advisor who specializes in urban issues and transportation. She is a former Vancouver City Planning Commissioner and holds a Master of Urban Studies degree from Simon Fraser University. She was born and raised in Vancouver, where she lives with her husband and son. In her spare time, she writes about urban issues at her blog, This City Life, recently named on the best city blogs by The Guardian.

Twitter @thiscitylifeyvr | Facebook This City Life | Instagram @jgloverneve

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Nicola Grice is a Registered Massage Therapist and Science Facilitator at Vancouver’s Science World. When not massaging or getting her “science nerd” on, this self-confessed energizer bunny can be found running long distance around Vancouver marathon-training, hiking, biking, kayaking, partaking in snow sports or out walking her Chihuahuas for long walks (“because they do not belong in purses!”). When her feet are not on the ground then they’re up in the air or driving a Modo car in an attempt to manage her self-diagnosed severe wanderlust.

Twitter: @NicolaGriceRMT | Facebook: Nicola Grice RMT | Instagram: @pseudocanuck  

 

Modo Ambassador Alicia Haque

Alicia Haque is a British lifestyle and travel writer living in Vancouver. She loves encouraging others to explore the world and adventure to new destinations — sometimes with a Modo! Alicia writes on her own blog, Go Live Explore and has published outdoor stories for British Columbia Magazine. Find her latest Modo trip to Joffre Lakes here.

Twitter @alicia_hq | Facebook Golivexplore | Instagram @alicia_hq

 

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Heidi Kuhn is the owner of Mixers and Elixirs, a micro food business in East Vancouver producing small batch shrubs, which are also known as ‘drinking vinegars’.  She’s been a Modo member since 2008 and has grown from using a carshare for the occasional shopping trip to using different vehicles for picking up supplies, making deliveries, and employing Modo to get her to the local farmer markets where she sells her shrubs. She loves people, food, and all things local!
Facebook Mixers and Elixirs | Twitter @ShrubLoveYVR | Instagram @shrubloveyvr

 

 

Megan Te Boekhorst Modo

Megan te Boekhorst is a lifestyle writer and goal coach behind In A Sequoia, as well as the founder of The Vibrant Lives Foundation. Whether it’s hosting a pop-up shop, raising mental health awareness or going for a weekend getaway, Megan’s life focuses on community development and going on adventures.  Her work takes her all over the Lower Mainland, and Modo helps get her there!

Twitter @inasequoia | Facebook @inasequoia | Instagram @inasequoia

 

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Jen Walker is an avid hiker, a personal trainer and nutrition coach at Movement108 in Vancouver, BC. Her approach to training is to move well, and to move often. Getting outside in nature as much as possible is part of it. Jen organizes bi-monthly group hikes and Modo’s mini vans make adventuring to the mountains a breeze!

Twitter @Movement108 | Facebook Movement108 | Instagram @_jmwalks_ | Instagram Movement108 

 

Modo Business Ambassadors

Accio Victoria Modo cargovan

Accio is Modo’s first Business Ambassador! Carla Smart is the co-founder and Operations Director of Accio Delivery Inc. When Carla isn’t working she spends her free time playing sports and hanging out with her 2 dogs (Scout & Duke).  Accio Delivery Inc. is a personal and business concierge, if you need “anything” picked up or dropped off in the Victoria area. Read our Q&A with the two owners, Carla and Mike.

Twitter @MyAccio | Facebook MyAccio |Instagram @MyAccio

 

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Cynthia Williams is the communications coordinator for the AMS Bike Co-op and passionate about increasing access to affordable transportation and building community, especially through bikes! Cynthia likes to commute by bicycle across Vancouver and is proud that many of the programs at the AMS Bike Co-op are bicycle- and people-powered. Where the limits of the bicycle exist, that’s where Modo comes in!
Facebook AMS Bicycle Co-op and Bike Kitchen | Twitter @UBCbike | Instagram @bikecoop
Susan Kim Meal Exchange
Susan Kim is a graduate student at the University of Victoria, situated on Lekwungen Territory, where she researches the personal politics of food sovereignty. A transplant to the Island, she uses Modo through her UVic Graduate Student Society membership to cart herself and her bike  to her triathlons in the summer, and on local adventures year-round. She will occasionally drive a Modo vehicle to various food security campaigns and events on behalf of Meal Exchange.
Facebook: Meal Exchange | Twitter: @susankim6722 | Instagram: @skim6722
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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s grassroots voice for wilderness. CPAWS’s vision is to keep at least half of Canada’s public land and water wild. They have been Modo Business member since September 2014 and use Modo’s fleet to take their outreach and message of conservation to different parts of BC, engaging the public and getting local youth involved in programs like Get Outside BC  and Take Back the Wild.  Modo helps the team take workshops and summits to the youth!
Blog: CPAWS | Facebook: CPAWS BC  | Twitter: @CPAWSbc | Instagram: @cpawsbc
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