Meet the Team


Get to know the team behind Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado. We're glad you're here!

Bon­nie Trow­bridge Role: Exec­u­tive Director

Bon­nie is an EV enthu­si­ast who has dri­ven most of the cur­rent EV mod­els avail­able in Col­orado today includ­ing elec­tric school bus­es and street sweep­ers! Her work in the clean trans­porta­tion indus­try start­ed in 2008 and spans con­sumer EVs to alter­na­tive fuels to heavy-duty man­u­fac­tur­ers and fleets, and a com­pre­hen­sive under­stand­ing of the vehi­cle incen­tives are­na across the U.S. Bon­nie enjoys road trip­ping in her EV and rid­ing her cruis­er bike around the neigh­bor­hood. Email



Gabriel­la Perkins Role: Engage­ment & Events Lead

Gabriel­la is pas­sion­ate about clean air and clean trans­porta­tion in her home state of Col­orado. She began her work in clean trans­porta­tion in 2017 hold­ing var­i­ous roles in mar­ket­ing, PR, events, and grant writ­ing & analy­sis. Her work allowed her to gain knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence with a wide vari­ety of EV mod­els from small­er con­sumers cars, all the way to heavy- duty elec­tric trucks & bus­es. In her free time, Gabriel­la enjoys hik­ing and try­ing out new restau­rants. Email


        Julia Davi­la Role: Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado Lead

Julia is an Envi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies grad­u­ate from St. Olaf Col­lege in North­field, Min­neso­ta but grew up in the Bay Area, Cal­i­for­nia. She man­ages the Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado ini­tia­tive, includ­ing main­tain­ing social media, plan­ning con­sumer events, man­ag­ing the Vol­un­teer EV Coach pro­gram, and more. As a for­mer Clean Cities intern, Julia is excit­ed about the oppor­tu­ni­ties this role offers to work with con­sumers and stake­hold­ers across the state. Julia enjoys a good hike every week­end, is a house­plant fanat­ic, and is always plan­ning her next adven­ture. Email


   Son­ja Meintm­sa  Role: Region­al Lead — South

Sonja’s favorite mode of trans­porta­tion is a bicy­cle and she loves the advan­tage of the grow­ing elec­tric bike mar­ket to meet her dai­ly needs! She grew to love bikes as a Peace Corps Vol­un­teer, where she rode all across East­ern Zam­bia for her dai­ly needs and for recre­ation. With that in mind, she is ded­i­cat­ed to find­ing the right trans­porta­tion mod­el to fit your lifestyle, whether it be an e‑bike or an EV. Orig­i­nal­ly from Min­neso­ta, she now lives in Col­orado Springs and is the pri­ma­ry Coach for all poten­tial EV-dri­vers in the South Cen­tral area of Col­orado, includ­ing Col­orado Springs and Pueblo. In her free time, Son­ja loves to read, gar­den, and camp/hike around the Pikes Peak Region. Email


Kristi Mlade­n­ovic Role: Busi­ness Director

Kristi is an EV enthu­si­ast but still wait­ing for the right EV to call her own! She brings over 20 years of expe­ri­ence in finan­cial, man­age­ment, and process improve­ment to the team. She serves on two non-prof­it boards in her com­mu­ni­ty and believes that being involved is a start to change. In her spare time, she is a stu­dent at a world-renowned Tang Soo Do mar­tial arts school where she is cur­rent­ly a Cer­ti­fied Instruc­tor and 2nd Degree (hop­ing to receive her 3rd Degree next year)! She grew up in Kansas City and went to col­lege in Wash­ing­ton D.C. and has been in Col­orado since 2000 thanks to the boom. She absolute­ly loves Col­orado and hopes that Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado can help improve the air qual­i­ty of our state and make it more breath­able. Email


 Emi­ly Har­ris Role: Project Coor­di­na­tor (School Bus & Microgrid)

Orig­i­nal­ly from Belling­ham, WA, Emi­ly moved to Boul­der, CO to pur­sue a Mas­ters of the Envi­ron­ment at CU Boul­der, focus­ing on renew­able and sus­tain­able ener­gy while learn­ing about the field hands-on as an intern with Dri­ve Clean Col­orado. Emi­ly focused research on wind pow­er while liv­ing on Jeju Island, South Korea for two years, and the poten­tial for islands with off­shore wind to go car­bon neu­tral. She is excit­ed for what the future has to hold in renew­ables, EVs, and bat­tery stor­age. In her free time, Emi­ly loves to run and back­pack, explor­ing the moun­tain ranges in Col­orado; although dif­fer­ent than the moun­tains in Wash­ing­ton, they are equal­ly as beau­ti­ful! Email

  Grace Taber Role: Stake­hold­er Engage­ment Coordinator 

Grace is a Senior at Col­orado State Uni­ver­si­ty study­ing Ecosys­tem Sci­ence and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty with a dou­ble minor in Sus­tain­able Ener­gy and Polit­i­cal Sci­ence. Grace has a strong pas­sion for under­stand­ing the inter­con­nec­tions between peo­ple, the envi­ron­ment, and sus­tain­able inno­va­tion. In May 2022, Grace stud­ied abroad in Copen­hagen, Den­mark to learn more about the sus­tain­able ener­gy pol­i­cy and ini­tia­tives imple­ment­ed there. She is excit­ed to work along­side DCC to explore the vari­ety of EV projects and out­reach they are doing! In her free time, Grace enjoys going for walks on Col­orado trails, try­ing new recipes, and read­ing out­side. Email




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