meet our Instructors

Andrew B.

Hi I’m Andrew. I’m a creative writer, educator, thinker, problem-solver, and speaker. I was born and raised in Western Colorado. I finished my BA in

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Ayana S.

Hey, my name is Ayana and I was born in Denver but raised in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. I am currently finishing my undergrad degree in

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Becky P.

Hello, I’m Becky Pantano and I am proud to be a native of Colorado Springs. Except for a brief stint where I tried to live

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Beth H.

My name is Beth.  They say find something you love and then teach others. I love to drive. I always wanted to be a truck

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Brandon V. 

Hello there. My name is Brandon and I am a Colorado native. I enjoy watching footballand love repairing cars. I also enjoy traveling. I look

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Brian

Hi my name is Brian, I am a Colorado native. I enjoy hunting, fishing and working on cars. When I’m not doing any of those

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Byron B.

Hello, I’m Byron. I truly love teaching others what I know and sharing my own experiences, both in the classroom and on the road. I’m

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Candace S

Hi, my name is Candace. Teaching is my passion which reflects my long history as a teacher.  Not only do I have experience teaching drivers

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Carole N.

My name is Carole. I am married and have 3 grown children and 3 amazing grandchildren. I love the outdoors, stock car and motorcycle racing.

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Carrie M.

Hello. My name is Carrie. I was born and raised in Southern Alabama and moved here 12 years ago with my husband and three children.

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Cathy M

Hello! My name is Cathy.   I have a BSW degree and a heart for helping people.  I am a Colorado native and have two wonderful

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Chelsea G.

Hello, I’m Chelsea. I love teaching others and I find a deep sense of pride and accomplishment when I help others achieve their goals. I

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Cindy J

Hi.  My name is Cindy.  I worked for the DMV for 12 years; over 8 years as a DMV examiner.  I love the Broncos and

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Corrie D.

Hello. My name is Corrie and I have lived in Colorado since 2020. I am a military veteran, have a bachelor’s degree in Behavior Sciences

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Darin W.

Hi, I’m Darin, and I’m excited to be a part of the the American Driving Academy team to help train safe, confident, and kind drivers

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Fabian R.

Hi. My name is Fabian. I am a Colorado native. I have been working in the medicaland mental health field for 25 years and have

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Faris

Hi my name is Faris. I love martial arts, food and being outdoors ( Sometimes ). I am an active competitor and love competition. I

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Gabe B.

Hi, my name is Gabe.  I have been a resident of Colorado for more than 30 years.  I like to play basketball, football, and golf. 

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Gary L.

Hi my name is Gary. I enjoy being outdoors, biking, sports, fitness and travel. I enjoy working with people of all ages, especially young people

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Ginger P.

My name is Ginger. I have a much diversified career background that includes dance instruction to truck driving instruction. I love my title of Auntie

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Gordon F.

Hi.  My name is Gordon.  I am married and a retired banker.  I enjoy working with young people.  I like teaching people how to drive

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Jade H.

Hi my name is Jade. I grew up in Pueblo, and graduated from County High School. Most of my life I’ve worked with my family

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James V.

Hello, my name is James. I am a 48 year resident of Colorado Springs. I am a driving instructor for the American Driving Academy. I

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Jean M

Jean M.

Hello. I’m Jean, your fun behind-the-wheel instructor and classroom teacher. I’ve been teaching Driver’s Ed for 5 years, four of which were in the Denver

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Jesse C.

My name is Jesse and I am originally from Wisconsin but have lived in Colorado for about 32 years. I have been married for 31

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Jim B.

My name is Jim and I am a Colorado native. I enjoy camping and fishing. I want to help you succeed with your driving goals.

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Jim G.

Hi, my name is Jim.  I am a retired firefighter from the state of Maryland. I am also a fitness enthusiast. I have coached kids

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Jocelyn M.

My name is Jocelyn. I am a Colorado native and love teaching people how to drive. I drove with Uber for many years and after

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Joseph D.

Hello, my name is Joe and I have had the pleasure of working for American Driving Academy for the past two years. My background includes

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Keith M.

Hi my name is Keith. I am the senior instructor and license examiner for Colorado Springs and Pueblo. I have been working here at American

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Kevin H

Kevin H.

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a Colorado native. I attended the University of Colorado Boulder where I earned a bachelor’s degree in

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Lin P.

My name is Lin and I can PROUDLY say I have been with American Driving Academy since 2002. I have enjoyed my dog Pete for

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Mark C.

I’m a retired educator with 32 years of experience, 8 years as a teacher and 24 years as a school administrator. In fact, I’m a

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Melissa

Melissa

Hi, my name is Melissa. I am one of the many amazing office staff members. I enjoy coming to work and making a difference in

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Michelle M.

My name is Michelle.  I am a retired teacher and school counselor.  I have one grown daughter and a multitude of fur babies.  I love

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Mike B.

Hi, my name is Mike. I hold a Colorado Class A CDL and have a good deal of experience as an Instructor. I’ve been teaching

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Patrick S.

Hello! I’m Patrick and I’ve been in Colorado since 2008. I love driving in this beautiful state with all its unique challenges and can’t wait

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Paula C.

Hello, my name is Paula. I am a driving instructor with American Driving Academy. My 20 combined years of work experience as a former driver

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Rhonda S.

Hello I’m Rhonda Segovia. I enjoy driving, cooking, eating and growing a garden. I was in banking for over 29 years. I have two sons both

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Rick P.

My name is Rick Parker.  I was born in Michigan and raised in Texas.  I have been married for 26 years and have two children,

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Robert M

Robert M.

Hi, my name is Robert and I have been employed by American Driving Academy since the spring of 2013. During this time I have thoroughly

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Ron D.

My name is Ron D  I taught for thirty years at Pueblo Community College and CSU-Pueblo.  I am now retired and am Professor Emeritus of

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Steve M.

Hello. My name is Steve and I am a Pueblo native. I enjoy spending time with myfamily, gardening, playing golf and just being outdoors. I

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Steve T.

Steve Tooke is an instructor with American Driving Academy. He brings over 30 years of diverse experience to his role, largely in the not-for-profit arena

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Tracy

Greetings! My name is Tracy. I am a Colorado Native, born in Pueblo, raised in the Springs, educated at Cheyenne Mountain and the University of

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Valarie Gemelke

Valarie H.

My name is Valarie.  I am originally from Minnesota, but have lived in Colorado for many years and love it.  I love to write and

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Zeida A.

Hello, my name is Zeida! I am currently a college student at MSU Denver studying Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology. My hobbies include

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