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Driving Instructors You Can Trust

Qualified and Trustworthy, Female and Male Instructors

Drivers Ed Direct believes that our quality instructors are a vital part of the learning experience. Therefore, we follow the most rigorous screening standards in the industry to determine which instructors are suited to make your teenager's driving experience successful. In addition to hiring our instructors by committee, we conduct Department of Justice background checks, Livescan database verifications, third party drug tests, and, we require that our instructors have all had prior experience working with teens in an educational and/or community service capacity.

To see what we demand from our highly qualified instructors, or to inquire about becoming an instructor yourself, read our instructor requirements here.

The Best Driving Instructors in California

With almost 15 years' experience providing behind-the-wheel drivers training, Drivers Ed Direct instructors have taught tens of thousands of teenagers how to drive safely in the greater Los Angeles area.

Drivers Ed Direct spends over 60 hours training each instructor, with a focus on helping instructors:

  1. Develop an expert understanding of the California Vehicle Code.
  2. Develop a mentoring/coaching style of instruction that builds student confidence.
  3. Always exercise patience, courtesy, and a desire to help the student.
  4. Conduct themselves in a highly professional manner at all times.

Meet All of Our DMV Licensed Driving Instructors

Get to know our crew and learn a little about what makes each of our instructors uniquely qualified:

Driving Instructor Alejandra
Movie: 2 Fast 2 Furious, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, The Outsiders, Roll Bounce

Music: Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Muse, Taylor Swift, Depeche Mode

Hobby: In my free time I enjoy baking, hiking and spending as much time with my family.

Other Languages: Spanish

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I am a hardworking, patient and caring individual who has worked and mentored children and teenagers in different areas of self-development. I've helped create an environment where my students can express themselves freely and provided them early academic support.

Thoughts on teaching: Teaching begins with me. I am a big believer in leading by example, and I enjoy teaching my students that it's ok to make mistakes, but progress comes with taking that mistake and learning from it and moving on.

Thoughts on the environment: Earth is our home, and I'm resolved in developing good habits that allow me to do my part in protecting our environment and it all starts at home with my everyday activities.

Driving Instructor Andrew H.
Movie: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Charade, A Face in the Crowd, The Big Lebowski, Five Easy Pieces

Music: Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Derek & the Dominos, Wilson Pickett, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Hobby: I enjoy playing basketball and ping-pong, reading, watching movies, and eating good food (which is not always the same as eating healthy food).

Teaching/Mentoring experience: Prior to becoming a driving instructor I was a math tutor, and helped many students survive their Pre-Calculus and Calculus courses.

Thoughts on teaching: Teaching is a great way to continue learning. When I try to explain something to students I gain a better understanding of the material, as well as a greater understanding of myself. Interacting with students is rewarding, because each one looks at the world in a totally unique way.

Thoughts on the environment: I like the environment. I want to get to know it. I don't want to kill it. I think littering is shameful.

Driving Instructor Andrew N.
Movie: The Shining, Revenge of the Sith, The Truman Show, Whiplash, Last Year at Marienbad

Music: Beirut, The White Buffalo, Frank Sinatra, Charles Aznavour, Pink Floyd

Hobby: My favorite pastime hobbies are: playing hockey both roller and ice, swimming at the beach, playing video games with friends, collecting cards, learning about film, and driving through the city.

Other Languages: Spanish

Teaching/Mentoring experience: From a young age I have always loved helping my friends with varying activities in order to ensure they excelled in what they enjoyed. This transpired into hockey where at a young age I began coaching teams of differing ages. I consider myself patient and love problem solving which further grew my passion for teaching. I always make sure that all my students feel included because I feel being able to connect with one another is one of the key factors to having a fun but instructive class.

Thoughts on teaching: When it comes to teaching, I personally feel connecting with the students is key. I don't believe in one person spouting facts while the other attempts to cram it in, instead I try to develop a special bond in which both teacher and student come to a solution together. It's very similar to my coaching style in which I don't tell someone what to do, but instead help them figure it out so they don't have to rely on me telling them over and over. I think this method is better for students because they no longer feel like they need an instructor with them at all times in order to be confident behind the wheel.

Thoughts on the environment: I believe in trying to save the environment as best as we can as individuals, not just for the future generations but for our own as well.

Driving Instructor Anthony
Movie: Marvel Movies, Ocean's Eleven, Superbad, Star Wars, Samurai X

Music: Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, DJ Snake, Crown City Rockers

Hobby: On my free time, I enjoy playing video games like Tekken, Street Fighter and Smash Bros. I also enjoy video editing, animation, podcasting and tinkering with computers.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: At a previous job, I trained new hires. I am calm and easy going, but also very thorough. Many of my trainees became trainers themselves.

Thoughts on teaching: I find it fun to teach people the things that I know. I also think it's very important that they learn correctly and are efficient and accurate. I try my best to explain things in many different ways so that nothing is misinterpreted and is understandable from any situation. Knowledge is power.

Thoughts on the environment: Save a little bit of the world now so that there's a little bit for someone else in the future. I can't wait for solar power and electric cars to be more a thing.

Driving Instructor Barret
Movie: It's A Wonderful Life, Bongo, The Truman Show, The Matrix, Groundhog Day

Music: Buddy Holly, Chopin, The Cramps, Chet Atkins, Radiohead

Hobby: In my spare time I enjoy playing music, exploring, and going to new exhibits/installations.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I have always had a passion for teaching and helping others succeed. Before becoming a driving instructor, I spent several years tutoring students in a wide range of subjects. I worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, tailoring my teaching approach to each individual to help them reach their full potential. My experience as a tutor has shaped my approach to teaching as a driving instructor, where I bring dedication, patience, and adaptability to help students become safe, skilled drivers.

Thoughts on teaching: My teaching philosophy is based in the belief that every student has the potential to succeed and thrive. I believe in creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students feel valued, respected, and empowered.

Thoughts on the environment: Treat your surroundings the way you should treat yourself.

Driving Instructor David
Movie: The Little Prince (Netflix), The Prophet, Good Will Hunting, The Matrix, The Big Lebowski, Elvis

Music: Beirut, Andrew Bird, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Johann Johannsson, Gigi Masin

Hobby: Hiking, reading non-fiction, watching debates as if they were sports, driving, and road trips. I drive a lot for fun.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: My music director in high school had me teach younger students parts for different projects. I taught basketball and other outdoor activities to students at a youth correctional facility in Orange County as part of a college program. I also studied for and began the process of obtaining my behind-the-wheel instructor's license for interstate tour buses. I actually taught students and prepared them to take the federal transit bus exam while under the direction of senior Teamster instructors.

Thoughts on teaching: Much like our differences in experience, cultures, and backgrounds, there are many different ways people learn and acquire skills. One of my main passions in teaching is to fully and effectively accommodate and make the experience of learning a new skill not so much a task but an adventure of worthwhile undertaking. I have witnessed friends and loved ones being underserved due to a difference in learning styles between the student and the teacher. I am passionate about preventing any kind of rift in my work and those whom I serve.

Thoughts on the environment: As an outdoor hobbyist and former environmental science student, I believe our environment is one of the most important assets to human survival economically, culturally, and health-wise.

Driving Instructor Felicia
Movie: The Princess Bride, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Monsters, Inc., Captain America: The Winter Solider, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Music: The Beatles, Elton John, Jeff Rosenstock, Dua Lipa

Hobby: In my free time, you'll catch me at the movies, reading a good book, or finding my center through yoga. Additionally, I'm an actor often found collaborating on various creative projects.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: My approach is all about patience, thoroughness, and most importantly, fun! I truly believe that the best learning happens in an encouraging and enjoyable environment. My dedication ensures that each student not only gains valuable skills but also grows in confidence, enriching their everyday life experiences.

Thoughts on teaching: Good teachers can change your day and great teachers can change your life. I aspire to be like the teachers who influenced me growing up!

Thoughts on the environment: I'm really passionate about taking care of our environment. It's not just for us, but for our kids and their kids too!

Driving Instructor Harry
Movie: Jurassic Park, King Kong, Harry Potter, Analyze This, Norbit

Music: Metallica, System of a Down, Coheed and Cambria

Hobby: In my free time, I enjoy going deep sea fishing and lake fishing. I also enjoy reading books about historical events and people who have achieved great things.

Other Languages: Armenian

Teaching/Mentoring experience: As a young adult, I taught martial arts to kids ranging from the ages of four to fifteen.

Thoughts on teaching: I believe teaching is much more than just giving simple instructions and directions. Teaching is something you have to feel and express differently with every individual. I take a simple, easy going, and understanding approach to my teaching. I like to analyze the needs of every student and identify their strengths, and my goal is to solidify their strengths, eliminate weaknesses, and give them confidence.

Thoughts on the environment: I believe we need to protect our world and care for all life on this planet, but first we must learn to care for each other and do right to our brothers and sisters in humanity. If we cannot help ourselves, how can we help our planet?

Driving Instructor Jay
Movie: Marvel franchise, Apollo 13, Interstellar, Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Gravity

TV Shows: Friends, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, For All Mankind

Hobby: Flying airplanes on a flight simulator, star-gazing with my telescope

Other Languages: Spanish and some French

Teaching/Mentoring experience: With over 10 years of training students behind the wheel, I have taught countless numbers of students to drive safely and confidently on the road. Every student learns differently, and it's a pleasure for me to adapt my teaching style to their needs to ensure that every student has a positive learning experience with Drivers Ed Direct.

Thoughts on teaching: Even before becoming an instructor with Drivers Ed Direct, I loved teaching and mentoring those around me. Something I continually tell my students behind the wheel is that anything is possible as long as you believe it's possible. With practice, determination, and conviction, you can achieve your goals, and that is how I approach my students behind the wheel.

Thoughts on the environment: Our home planet Earth is truly a jewel in the universe and is like our own spacecraft that keeps us safe from the vastness of space. Unfortunately, we don't take care of it as well as we should. I firmly believe that all of us have a responsibility as tenants on this beautiful ship. We need to personally do our part to help the environment and start with the small things that may not seem to matter at first.

Driving Instructor Jen
Movie: The Big Lebowski, Romeo & Juliet, Silver Linings Playbook, Annie Hall, Almost Famous

Music: Adele, Fiona Apple, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, White Stripes

Hobby: In my free time I love to craft, bike ride, hike, and go to the beach.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I have a lot of experience relating to teenagers because I am the mother of a teen. The most experience I have gathered is simply in the day to day dealings of being a mother, guardian, coordinator, coach and teacher. Every day as a parent you wear each of these hats. I have learned how to best relay information that will be listened to and retained. I know the art of choosing which areas to focus on and how to correct the students without them feeling criticized. I understand that learning to drive can be intimidating and overwhelming for some and I will help them build their confidence and skill equally.

Thoughts on teaching: I am a patient, kind and easy going instructor. I realize the importance of learning the safest and most efficient way to drive. These are learned skills and behaviors that you will carry with you throughout your life. I want students to be knowledgeable, confident and safe drivers for themselves and their passengers.

Thoughts on the environment: I believe if everyone puts forth effort into making our world as healthy and clean as possible, we will all benefit.

Driving Instructor Jo
Movie: The Godfather 1 & 2, Rear Window, The Princess Bride, Amelie, What We Do In The Shadows

Music: Zero 7, David Bowie, ska/reggae, funk, classical

Hobby: Working on my photography portfolio, gardening, going to museums/galleries, watercolor painting, fishing, reading, and attending car shows

Teaching/Mentoring experience: As a parent of a recent high school graduate, I have spent many past years as a parent volunteer in the classroom and in the school library. More importantly, with the role of being a parent comes the experience of being encouraging, supportive, patient, and understanding along with the teachings and interactions.

Thoughts on teaching: I was raised in a family of professional drivers and had been taught early on the importance, safeties, and know-hows of driving. Being on the road with my dad in his semi-truck taught me so many valuable lessons. Ones I still adhere to till this day. I'd like to be able to give that back to my students ... building them up to be responsible, knowledgeable, skillful, and alert drivers.

Thoughts on the environment: Reduce, reuse, recycle, repeat.

Driving Instructor Jonathan
Movie: The Godfather, Harry Potter Franchise, Superbad, Jurassic Park, Titanic

Music: John Lennon, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5

Hobby: In my free time, I like exploring new hiking trails and going to the gym. I also enjoy going on bike rides.

Other Languages: Spanish

Teaching/Mentoring experience: Throughout my high school and college years, I always enjoyed helping my classmates with homework assignments and school projects. In addition, during my undergraduate studies, I volunteered for a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk youth complete their high school diploma. While volunteering, I helped students set goals, complete homework assignments, and tutor students in the field of math.

Thoughts on teaching: In my mentoring experience, I have concluded that students have different ways of learning. Not everyone will learn the same way. Each student is different depending on if they are visual, auditory, or hands-on learners. That is why it is essential to incorporate other teaching methods. My teaching method is setting up my students for success. For example, if I know that my student is having trouble making a left turn or right turn in residential areas, I will walk them through how to perform the task. If that does not work, I resort to giving more detailed instructions on completing the driving maneuvers. I also provide constructive criticism when the student makes a mistake, but I make sure I offer a positive comment and then explain to the driver how to correct that mistake. I believe that creating a positive and safe teaching environment for the students is of the utmost importance of teaching.

Thoughts on the environment: The outdoors is something that I genuinely enjoy. However, to preserve our environment for future generations, we must commit to research-based solutions to greening our communities around the region. I believe it all starts with educating our children about our environment and the importance of an ecofriendly environment.

Driving Instructor Juan
Movie: Step Bothers, Pulp Fiction, Dark Knight Trilogy, John Wick Trilogy, Marvel Movies

Music: Slipknot, NEFFEX, Kendrick Lamar, 21 Savage, Pantera

Hobby: I'm a full time competitive Muay Thai Boxer, gym enthusiast and practitioner, love to run and hike, food lover and discoverer.

Other Languages: Spanish

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I have been coaching people in boxing and kickboxing for 10 years; I've also trained teammates for up and coming competitions on Amateur and Professional levels. I also do personal training for finesses and strength training.

Thoughts on teaching: In my experience as a coach/instructor, I have learned that failure can teach us many things about ourselves. In our early stages of life, when we fell, we learned to get back up. With that you build strength to stand tall and walk. That concept can apply to almost anything in life, every time you fail you learn to recover. You can build character, strength, commitment and work ethic. Failure can spawn creativity, motivation and tenacity. When you bring all of that together you are sure to achieve unequivocal success.

Thoughts on the environment: As human beings we hold the key to our very own survival, with that responsibility we should be held accountable for the very livelihood of this planet. It should be our duty to protect and preserve the very ecosystem we need to continue living.

Driving Instructor Kay
Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, John Carpenter's The Thing, and all the Star Wars prequels

Music: Kanye West (pre-2017), Childish Gambino, Miguel, Aaliyah, MF DOOM and all his pseudonyms

Hobby: I'm a huge fan of all things outdoors, so I love hiking, stargazing, camping, and currently learning how to fish! When I'm not channeling my inner John Muir, I love painting, drawing, and cooking!

Other Languages: Spanish

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I remember what it was like my very first semester of Chemistry 101, how intimidating and challenging the subject was. I knew the best way to retain information was by teaching someone else, and soon I found myself organizing study groups for classmates in need of extra help. It was this experience that led me to tutor general chemistry and statistics during my years in college and gave me the foundation necessary to excel in educating others.

Thoughts on teaching: As an educator, I believe in creating an environment that makes the student feel safe, heard, and comfortable to ask questions, make mistakes, and have fun! Teaching any subject is a process that requires patience and adaptability; no two students learn the exact same way and it's crucial to acknowledge and adapt to each individual student's way of learning to provide the best experience possible. Learning how to drive can be difficult, but how we approach this feat together shouldn't be.

Thoughts on the environment: I love being outdoors and seeing just how green the Earth really is. Future generations deserve to enjoy our national parks as much as we do and everyone, from the individual to the corporation, plays a part in making that happen. No action is too small. Remember to bring in your reusable bags and fill your reusable water bottles!

Driving Instructor Melissa
Movie: Superbad, Heathers, Jack and Jill, Step Brothers, Dumb and Dumber

Music: Wallice, Cage the Elephant, Still Woozy, Billie Eilish, Nirvana

Hobby: In my free time, I like to work on my singing/songwriting, work on and learn about my car, thrift with my friends, and go camping in the desert.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: Before becoming a driving instructor, I had the pleasure of being an assistant manager for two years. I had opportunities to train new employees and am known for being fun, creative, and thorough with my work. Before I left, one of my trainees accomplished so much that they became an assistant manager as well. I also have experience with younger children. I have an 8-year-old sister who I occasionally help with homework, especially math.

Thoughts on teaching: I believe that each person responds differently when learning new things. I can easily adapt my teaching style so your child has a better time understanding and focusing. I like to keep my teaching fun and interesting throughout my lessons while striving for that end goal: cancel out the weaknesses and turn them into strengths.

Thoughts on the environment: We only get to live once, so we might as well take care of the Earth we live on. The more we pollute the environment, the less other generations will have.

Driving Instructor Michael
Movie: Star Wars: Episode 6, Bullet Train, Jurassic Park, Burning, Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Music: Origami Angel, CRUISR, Tally Hall, Good Kid, Bad Suns

Hobby: Most of my free time is spent enjoying a nice cruise on a canyon backroad. I have a passion for cars, so when I'm not driving mine, I can be found working on it, buying parts for it, or scrolling the internet watching car reviews of cars I'll never own (That Acura NSX will be mine one day).

Other Languages: I am currently trying to learn German, although I am nowhere near fluent enough to hold a conversation.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I've worked customer service with people of all ages, so I've learned I can get along and hold a conversation with all ages. In my previous job, I worked with teenagers and was responsible for training them in many cases. I also happen to attend flight school three times a week. Flight instruction is certainly different from driver's ed, but fundamentally both want to cultivate the skills necessary to be a safe and effective pilot/driver. Pilot school has taught me a lot about what it's like to learn to operate a vehicle for the first time, and I think that gives me a good perspective when it comes to teaching.

Thoughts on teaching: Everyone learns at their own pace; I think adapting to that is of the utmost importance for an instructor. Some students need thorough instruction with reassurance throughout, whilst others need to see their mistakes and learn from them. Safety is nonnegotiable throughout training, and instilling that in our student drivers should be a goal for all instructors.

Thoughts on the environment: Everyone should do what they can, whilst holding responsible those who do not.

Driving Instructor Sabrina
Movie: Demon Slayer, Lion King, The Witcher, Bridgerton, Game Of Thrones

Music: OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, DJ Snake, Amy Winehouse, Ellie Goulding

Hobby: In my free time, I enjoy reading fantasy books, love swimming, and playing with my dogs. Most of all, I love spending time with my family, cooking new foods, and playing Fortnite.

Other Languages: Currently learning Spanish

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I am a hardworking, intelligent, and patient individual with over 10 years of experience working with children and adults of all ages. I have worked as an AVID Tutor and as a Behavioral Therapist with various age groups. Throughout my years of work, I make it a priority to listen to my clients' needs, allowing me to provide the best services possible.

Thoughts on teaching: The best teachers are those who continue learning something new every day. Knowledge is constantly expanding, and I believe we must stay up-to-date with new information to remain relevant. Being patient and persistent in teaching is a rewarding experience, especially when you witness that "lightbulb" moment of understanding.

Thoughts on the environment: We all live together in this shared environment, and our future generations will also have to live in the same environment. That's why we should all do our part in keeping it clean and staying green.

Driving Instructor Sam
Movie: Set It Off, Friday, Napoleon Dynamite, Nightmare Before Christmas, Good Fellas

Music: Blink 182, Sum 41, Logic, Gorillaz, Danny Elfman

Hobby: When I'm not working, I like to spend my free time listening to music, playing video games, reading my books and eating. Typical introvert stuff.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I have several years of experience as a counselor as well as being the oldest of several siblings, so being a mentor has come naturally to me in my life.

Thoughts on teaching: As a driving instructor, the idea of teaching is more than just instructing someone to get from point A to B. It's recognizing that everyone learns at their own pace as well as having the patience to instruct a student to improve their overall technique.

Thoughts on the environment: For however long we are here on this planet, we are responsible to take care of it and leave it in a better condition for the next generation.

Driving Instructor Tony
Movie: Titanic, Fast and Furious, The Pursuit of Happyness, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Music: Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Shakira, Mariah Carey

Hobby: In my free time I enjoy tinkering with cars, exercise, trying new foods and traveling the world.

Other Languages: Armenian

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I used to train volunteers that would donate their time to the elderly living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Also, I used to coach my little brother's soccer team.

Thoughts on teaching: I believe that people learn best when they are in a happy and comfortable environment. Therefore I prefer a more relaxed teaching style where we slow down to a pace that is ideal for the individual. A bit of guidance, patience and explanation gets the job done.

Thoughts on the environment: I feel that we all hold an important responsibility in preserving our environment. There are many little things we can change in our daily lives that will go a long way for the future well-being of our planet.

Driving Instructor Vatche
Movie: Iron Man, Big, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Spider Man, Norbit

Music: Depeche Mode, U2, Madonna

Hobby: In my free time I enjoy working out in the gym, hiking and bike riding. I love spending quiet times at home watching movies and playing a variety of games with my family.

Other Languages: Armenian

Teaching/Mentoring experience: I am a calm and patient individual who has had over 30 years of experience driving. I enjoy teaching and working with children and adults of all ages. I moved to California with my family in 1980 and lived in Glendale and Burbank area most of my life. Over the years, I have had several jobs, but always enjoyed teaching the most. I mentored young kids, teenagers and younger adults with various projects while raising two kids and being actively involved in their lives. My wife and I give unconditional love and attention to our kids and that connection helps me understand and relate with my students better. With my easy going personality and positive attitude, my lessons are sure to be fun and interactive.

Thoughts on teaching: Teaching a student how to drive and be a safe driver is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Recognizing the fact that a novice driver may be very nervous and scared, it is my job to make sure that the student feels safe and secure knowing that I will do my best to provide that level of comfort. I believe in a soft and positive reinforcement approach to teaching. Building upon the basic skills and progressing forward with positive reinforcement will give the student that safe and secure feeling and make them a safer driver.

Thoughts on the environment: Plant a tree, recycle and do your share to preserve our environment today, so it will stay healthy and strong for future generations to enjoy.

Driving Instructor Wade
Movie: Gladiator, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Chi-Raq (Because I'm in it)

Music: I enjoy all genres of music, but here are some noteworthy names whose work resonate with me: Rodrigo y Gabriella, Linkin Park, Pink Floyd, The Drifters, and various classical/jazz artists.

Hobby: In my leisure time, I immerse myself in the world of video games and anime, finding both entertainment and inspiration. One game in particular that holds a special place in my heart is entitled 'Outer Wilds', while my favorite anime would have to be the original dub of 'Dragon Ball Z'. Additionally, I am a writer and have self-published a poetry book and a children's book, with several ongoing projects including screenplays. I am deeply passionate about physics and metaphysics. I love fitness, the outdoors, and the overall pursuit of personal wellness and fulfillment.

Other Languages: Currently in the early stages of learning Armenian and Spanish.

Teaching/Mentoring experience: In addition to my pursuits, I am actively engaged in the craft of acting, a passion that led me to discover the Young Storytellers program. Through this initiative, I have the privilege of mentoring students, guiding them in the development of short scripts. Subsequently, I collaborate with fellow actors to breathe life into these projects, witnessing firsthand the boundless creativity and fearlessness of young minds. Working with students not only fulfills me artistically but also serves as a constant reminder to embrace that same fearlessness in my own creative endeavors.

Thoughts on teaching: Teaching is more than just a simple act of handing out information; I believe it's a mutual exchange of life experience and wisdom. As a driving instructor, I aim for my students to leave with the understanding that becoming a better driver doesn't just benefit them behind the wheel; it can also have a lasting impact on who they are in all aspects of their day to day life. That every encounter on the road or otherwise is an opportunity to learn and grow.

Thoughts on the environment: Earth, it's all we have and until big industry is willing to place our shared home above profit, it's up to us to do all we can to protect it.