About Us

Meet the Club Officers

Our club was officially started on 4/20/2020 (Elon Musk day) when it was spun off of the former Tesla Owners Club of Central Texas.  As most car clubs go, there is usually a few people who carry the load for everyone.  Matt has been this person for many years.  Anuarbek has joined the team and helping reinvigorate the club.  Gail and Michael are also helping.

Matt Holm - President

Matt Holm


Matt was the president of the former Tesla Owners of Central Texas since its inception in 2015 and continues to lead our newly named club into the foreseeable future.


Anuarbek Imanbaev

Vice President

Anuarbek has been the VP since early 2019 when he moved to Austin.  He was previously the President of the Tesla Owners Woodlands chapter (near Houston, TX).  He has graciously agreed to remain the VP of the newly formed Tesla Owners Austin chapter.


Gail Afar

VP of Communications

Gail's mission aligns with Tesla's mission:  To accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and is our club's Twitter mistress.  Please give the club a Follow (link in footer below).


Michael J Danberry

WebSite Administrator

Michael is helping our club with this website, managing the club's Facebook, Google Group, and Instagram.   He is also the President of the Tesla Owners San Antonio Club, and former VP of the Kansas City Club.  He has been a Tesla owner since September 2017.

History of the Club...
Dr. Bill, John Kingman and a few others started the google email list in 2012.  Matt Holm ordered his first Tesla in 2012 but didn’t get it until March when he met a few other Tesla owners and Elon Musk at the Texas state Capitol to protest Tesla being illegal in Texas.  From there they went to happy hour and started organizing Cars And Coffee events.
Matt threw his first Tesla party at his house in the summer of 2013 and have had it annually ever since.
In 2015 Tesla said we had the largest membership group in Central Texas and asked if we would run the San Antonio and Austin area club with official designation, the co-founders asked Matt if he would run the group.  Matt said yes and now the club is big enough to split from San Antonio, allowing them to have their own club.  Combined events are still planned due to the proximity of the two cities in central Texas.

To become an official member of the Tesla Owners of Austin Texas, please click on "Join the Club" at the top of the page.

Benefits will include Members Only events and a discount on Tesla merchandise.  You have to be a Tesla owner and belong to an official Tesla Owners Club to be eligible for the annual discount code.

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