meet our Instructors

Andy R.

Hello Everyone! My name is Andy and I was born here in Colorado. I spent 4 years of my life serving in the US Marines

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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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Barb G.

Hi, I’m Barbara. I was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Colorado with my family in my late teens, but my heart

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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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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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Charles A.

I’m Charles, I enjoy fishing, and photographing nature. I enjoy watching college football and NFL. I’m looking forward to help teaching you drive.

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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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Cherie

My name is Cherie and I grew up in Colorado Springs. I spent some time living in California but love Colorado so much I had

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Dina

Hi, my name is Dina. I’ve lived in Colorado Springs for over 30 years. I’ve been married for 30 years and have 2 kids in

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Donald H.

My name is Donald and I live in Pueblo.  I’ve been married for 25 years and have 6 beautiful children and 5 grandchildren.  I have

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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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Gerri M.

Hello, my name is Gerri.  I am a Colorado native. I enjoy playing golf, hiking, working in my yard, watching football, and travelling. I look forward

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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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Joshua

Hi, my name is Joshua. I am originally from Florida but have been living in Colorado Springs for the past 14 years. I am very

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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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Lee E.

Hello, I’m Lee and I am excited to embark on this journey with you towards becoming a capable and confident driver.  I have driven everything

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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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Maria V.

My name is Maria. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I was born inMexico City but have been in Colorado since I was 3

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Marissa Z.

Hi, My name is Marissa – I am a Colorado Native, born and raised here inAurora, Colorado.  Like all natives, I enjoy hiking the beautiful

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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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Matt H

Matt H.

Matt Hernandez is the map guy. Having graduated from the University of Colorado Denver, he works full-time as a cartographer drafting maps of countries from

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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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Nate W.

Hi, I’m Nate. I’ve lived in Colorado Springs most of my life and have been teaching math around Colorado Springs for 8 years. Being able

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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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Thess W.

My name is Thess, and I have been in driver’s education for three years now. My greatest strength is a strong ability to stay calm

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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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