THE 405 DRIVING SCHOOL TEAM
What sets us apart from other driving schools? Why do our students and customers say things like...
"...the staff is just absolutely amazing and very fun..."
"+5 extra stars, they are super chill and really good at teaching especially during drives."
"1000000/10 recommend this place for Hazen High School students and others."
"They are incredibly caring and all the session instructors make it fun to learn about the road and how to stay safe."
It's because we make it a point to only hire people that have a passion for teaching and impacting youth! For our staff, this isn't just a job with a flexible schedule. It's a position that allows them to pour time and energy into people during a critical milestone in their life! It's a chance for them to make the experience of getting the keys to your freedom an enjoyable and memorable one!
Andy has been a certified driving instructor for the past five years. Fluent in Vietnamese as well as English, he has helped many members of the Vancouver community learn to drive the correct way through fun and sincere instructions. When not working, Andy is an avid tennis player and loves to exercise and workout.
Before joining the 405 Driving School team, Chris had a rich history of creating memorable experiences for youth over his years working with middle and high school students as a youth director for a non-profit and a mountaineering and sea kayak guide. Now, instead of helping youth climb mountains and paddle across the sea, he’s helping them learn to navigate the roadways!
Elisa has a true talent for teaching. From math and science to the essential life skill of driving, students appreciate Elisa's patient and supportive way of instructing. When not teaching, Elisa loves road tripping and has explored almost every state in our country!
Kramer joins the 405 Driving School team having been a driving instructor for over five years. When not pursuing his passion of teaching, gaming is his favorite activity for unwinding. As a Hazen High School graduate and longtime resident of Renton, Kramer takes great pleasure in working closely with members of his community teaching them safe, practical, yet fun driving skills.
Prior to joining the 405 Driving team, Michael spent 20+ years in traffic safety education and quality assurance at the state and local levels including non-profit program management. In his non-working hours, he serves as a volunteer crisis counselor for at-risk communities.
With more than a decade of driving instructor experience, Mike is a fountain of knowledge and experience. Students and their parents appreciate his commitment to giving new drivers the skills and knowledge to become responsible and safe drivers. When not teaching, Mike loves to spend time cooking with his wife, golfing, & fishing.
Many years in the driving industry as a trainer in fleet defensive driving and other roadway safety programs is no doubt why Tina is such a patient instructor and so calm under pressure. In her free time, Tina loves hanging out with family, friends, & her pups.
Anna was born in Ukraine and moved to the USA as a small child. She loves being part of the 405 team and working with families within the community to get their driver's licenses, especially those who aren't yet proficient with the English language. In her free time, Anna loves long walks exploring new places with her family.
Riley comes from a strong administrative background and is finishing her Interdisciplinary degree with studies focusing on business and sustainability. Her caring and empathetic nature ensures that she pays special attention to each customer and helps them to the best of her ability. When not working or studying, you can find her drinking coffee or binge watching Marvel movies.
Nicole is the Office Manager and multitasker extraordinaire of 405 Driving School. When she is not in the office putting out fires an being the glue that holds us all together, she loves exploring with her pups or binging on true crime series.
ALLEN & MINDY
As the owners of the 405 Driving School, Allen and Mindy work together setting the vision and charting the course. Not just partners in business, this duo successfully collaborates in marriage and parenting as well! Whether they're leading and growing the 405 Driving School or wrangling their kiddos, they tackle every obstacle and enjoy every success together as a team.