Current Volunteers and Open Roles

Chairman and Past President

Thor Berggren - In the Spring of 2006, Berggren developed the CanDiego concept, web site, graphics, and Linked-in professional group. During the first year, he coordinated and promoted events and activites (enabling the membership to grow to over 1,000) and secured intial sponsors. He has received help and advice along the way from a close circle of friends and volunteers including the CanDiego co-founders. His current challenge is to lead CanDiego into becoming a sustainable non profit organization.

Berggren, a Vancouver native, is an honiors graduate of Simon Fraser University. His career experience is focused in advanced technology, managing teams in marketing, sales, and engineering. Berggren can be contacted by email at thor@candiego.org.


President and Social / Volunteer Coordinator

Teena Singh joined CanDiego in May 2007 and works at Oracle Corporation where she designs HRMS software. Teena grew up in Pincher Creek, AB. She obtained both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. She also obtained a Master's in Industrial Relations (specializing in HRMS Systems) from Queen's University in Kingston, ON. In addition to living in Pincher Creek, Edmonton and Kingston, Teena has also lived in Cereal, AB, Medicine Hat, AB, Prince George, BC, and Vancouver, BC. Teena moved to San Diego in 2007 from San Francisco and also holds a position on the Executive Committee of Digital Moose Lounge. Teena can be reached at teena@candiego.org.


Director at Large

Chris Montgomery is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and its San Diego alumni rep. Also a graduate of the University of Toronto, Chris was born in the U.S., but lived in Canada for 20 years. He has resided in California since 1999. He has been at the forefront of digital music revolution, holding positions at BMG Entertainment, Diamond Multimedia and as CEO of MP3.com Europe. Chris currently provides strategic consultation to the entertainment industry. He can be reached at chris@candiego.org.


Director, Membership Communications

Rina Jain joined CanDiego in November 2007. She grew up in St. John's and Toronto, and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto. She then trained in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toronto. Rina has been in practice as an orthopaedic surgeon at San Diego Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Centre since December 2002. She has been a volunteer/mentor with various mentorship organizations for undergraduate university and medical students seeking careers in medicine. She is affiliated with the UCSD School of Medicine as a Clinical Instructor. She can be reached at rina@candiego.org.


Open Roles

Venue Coordinator

This volunteer position is available. Are you a San Diego insider? Do you have connections with restaurants, bars, theaters, and and other venues? If you would like to help us find venues for our events, please email teena@candiego.org.


Entertainment Coordinator

This volunteer position is available. Are you interested in organizing entertainment? Ideally, you have links to the Canadian entertainment sector and have a knack at spotting talented performers? There's a lot of potential for creativity here, so if you are interested, please email teena@candiego.org.


Volunteer Entertainers

Positions available. Are you a musician, magician, humorist, DJ, etc? If so, please email teena@candiego.org.

Sponsorship Coordinator

This volunteer position is available. Are you interested in developing revenue to help CanDiego function through sponsorships on our web site and at events? If so, please email teena@candiego.org.


Graphics and/or Web Coordinator

This volunteer position is available. Are you a hot shot with web design and/or graphics. If so, please email teena@candiego.org


On-Call Volunteers

Positions available. Are you available to help with events and tasks when your time permits? If so, please email teena@candiego.org, and let her know if there are any key areas that you would like to help with.

Thanks for considering to volunteer!