Southern California Viper Club
1772-J East Avenida De Los Arboles #107
Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91362
Glenn Izard is a California native born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He and his wife, Stephanie, have owned Nordic Nursery, a retail garden center in Thousand Oaks, for 35 years. Their son, Trevor, serves in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz and they are proud grandparents of three beautiful little girls.
Over the years, they’ve enjoyed many adrenalin filled activities such as speedboats, water skiing and off-road ATVs. They purchased their first Viper, a 2004 SRT-10 convertible, in the spring of 2006 and joined the Southern California Viper Club shortly thereafter. The love of the car led them to purchase their 2nd Viper, a 2008 SRT-10 coupe and in 2010 they were blessed to win their 3rd Viper, the #1 Special Edition VoooDoo ACR raffle car!
Glenn is honored to serve as your president. He and Steph truly enjoy the camaraderie of all the great people they have met in the So Cal Viper club and look forward to continuing the tradition of having the best Viper Club in the nation.
Hi, my name is Michael and I’m honored to serve as your club treasurer. I was asked, why a Viper? Because it’s not Corvette. Hang on, can I say that here?
The Viper, particularly the blue and white GTS, has been my dream car since I was reading car magazines during high school classes.
I’m also a proud father of a 6 year old and a 3 year old who crack me up daily, and husband to an amazing wife that challenges me to be a better person.
When I’m not playing around with the car, I tend to clients’ financial plans and portfolios as their Certified Financial Planner. I’m looking forward to future adventures with club members and Viper owners, new and old. See you on the road!
Hello, my name is Ben Kawata and I was born and raised in West Los Angeles. I’ve been a practicing General Dentist in West LA for 25 years now. I did my undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University and received my DDS degree from USC School of Dentistry.
I caught the Viper bug with my first Viper, a yellow 2001 GTS ACR. I moved on to an orange 2008 SRT10 ACR and currently have a green 1999 GTS racecar that I track. I also have a yellow 2005 SRT10 Ram Viper truck that I use as a tow vehicle.
I started tracking in 2002 after taking a few driving schools at Willow Springs, Spring Mountain and Buttonwillow Raceways. Since then I’ve been attending several open track events every year. I also do a little auto crossing and own a couple of shifter karts that I take out regularly. I’m by no means an expert driver but consider myself to be an experienced amateur driver who can offer some guidance to the novice track driver.
I’m honored that Glenn and Steph asked me to help out with track events and hopefully we can get more members interested in tracking their Vipers. I believe that driving instruction and tracking can improve driving skills, which lead to a safer and more enjoyable Viper experience. I think the track is where these Vipers are really the most exciting to drive! Hope to see you at the track!
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Albert Fattal, former founder of AlFa Media (a computer technology and software company, 1999) and AlFa Holdings (a private equity firm, 2012) has worked in the applied computer aerospace metrology and analysis sector for over 10 years where he applied organizational skills to mold an entire production-quality system into a manageable computer automated account. His prevalent studies within the technology sector (both hardware and software) underpinned an entire methodology that advancements surrounding software progression can assist the streamlining of analyzing tight tolerance commodities. Today, he is located in Los Angeles, California enrolled in a Computer Science & Information Systems program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and computing small to medium sized business technological renovation and cloud modernization. An advocate proponent of technological furtherance, he develops with an emphasis on user experience and client side platforms. In the course of mid-2009, his niche was further expanded to advancing complex mitigated business information and tethering them into wholly consolidated usable data.
Albert is an avid automotive enthusiast and enjoys attending concourses throughout the west coast, has been involved with the Southern California Viper Club for over 15 years, is a member of the university and professional non-profit organization ‘Lebanese Collegiate Network’, enjoys participating in autocross, kickboxing, golf and cycling. Serving as Vice Chairman of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society, he began his degree of volunteered efforts during the beginning of 2005. He is particularly fond of contributing his time to local organizations such as the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services, Motor4Toys food and toy drive and the Boys and Girls club of America; in addition to multiple local contributions throughout the seasons.
The latest eight years of his life has been heavily devoted upon solving the equation of an unlimited, renewable energy source utilizing magnetic crank propulsion. Progress regarding this concept continues.
“I’ve always envisioned a dream filled with strong perceptions regarding the path that technology and energy is headed towards; Greatness. I am every day delighted to see that we as humans are fulfilling this ambition by edging closer to the theory of a self-sustaining mechanism.” – A. Fattal