Meet the Team
The Best Driving Instructors Around
George, Operator / Manager
Introducing George , who has been in the field of Education for over 20 years. He was inspired to the field of Driver Safety by his late brother who worked as a Senior DMV examiner for many years. After working alongside some of the top driving schools in the industry. He was offered a position at Mercedes Benz Driving Academy in Beverly Hills. While there, he helped to pioneer the first driver training program of its kind. In 2014 he joined the BTW family here in Manhattan beach and has helped to improve and develop the best driving programs in Southern California.
Customer Service Representative
Introducing Jamie, who has been working in customer service for 30 years. If she can get you to smile or laugh her day is complete. She is a true team player who is committed to excellence. On her free time she enjoys international music, reading , the beach and helping the homeless. Loves people and animals.
Customer Service Representative/ Driving Instructor
Introducing Michelle, who also holds a class B license. She is a former shuttle bus driver at her alma mater, UC Davis. She has the knowledge and experience to effectively teach students safe driving habits and is currently pursuing her teaching credential for K-12. Michelle loves the Seattle Seahawks and the Lakers. In her free time, Michelle likes to camp, kayak, play tennis and swim. She is a big fan of Game of Thrones.
Ruben, Driving Instructor / Coach
Introducing Ruben, who has been teaching with Behind the Wheel Driving School since 2003. Ruben has found that teaching is most fulfilling when you helps someone learn something new that will benefit them for a lifetime of driving. He is extremely patient and is skilled at giving students the confidence to get behind the wheel. He is good at bringing humor into the lessons to make driving fun. Ruben is a graduate from Cal State Long Beach who is fluent in Spanish. He is a substitute teacher for our local high schools. In his free time, Ruben likes to spend time with his family, go to concerts, camping and loves to cook. He is a huge Lakers fan.
Mario, Driving Instructor / Coach
Introducing Mario, who has been teaching with Behind the Wheel Driving School since 2010. He has had the pleasure of working with students of every age, experience level and background. Mario likes to keep his driving lessons fun but also focuses on the importance of safe driving. In addition to teaching behind the wheel lessons, he also instructs the In-Class Driver Education Course. In his free time, Mario likes to spend time with his son, daughter and wife.
Steven AKA Eric, Driving Instructor / Coach
Introducing Steven, who has a passion for music and working with youth he was very active in the local music scene, whether it was playing in a ska band, dancing at post- shows, or managing his friends’ indie bands. He began mentoring high school students while attending the University of TN with an organization called Cru. This led him to work with underprivileged teenagers. From this work, Eric has learned patience and adaptability which are invaluable to his role as a Driving Coach. He loves watching students move from fear to confidence as they learn to drive. He is also currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at Biola University.
Laura, Driving Instructor / Coach
Introducing Laura, she is fluent in both English and Spanish. Laura has been teaching new drivers since 2014. Her favorite part of the job is connecting with her students and providing them the knowledge and skills to be safe and legal drivers. In her free time, Laura loves to spend time with her “fur-babies” (dogs).
Mauricio, Driving Instructor / Coach
Introducing Mauricio, who is passionate about education; he was an elementary school teacher in Texas for over 3 years and loves to teach driving lessons. He is fluent in Spanish and finds it very rewarding to see new drivers develop good habits necessary to become safe drivers. His motto is: “progress, not perfection”. In his free time he acts in plays in local L.A. theatres.
Stacey, Driving Instructor / Coach
Introducing Stacey, who has a passion for helping people in need and has turned it into a personal and professional endeavor. She is kind hearted and patient and finds joy in teaching students to become safe, responsible drivers, she is committed to helping meet every student’s needs. On her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, reading, and spending time with her family.
Brittany, Driving Instructor / Coach
Introducing Brittany, she is skilled in helping students to feel confident and safe while behind the wheel. She feels it’s most important for students to know how to protect themselves and others on the road. Brittany is a graduate from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In her spare time she enjoys singing, writing music, and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa, Driving Instructor / Coach
Introducing Lisa, she enjoys finding ways to help kids redirect their fear of driving to focusing on learning. She has a class M motorcycle licence for over 20 years and has trained with the CHP in defensive riding and advanced maneuvering. She enjoys riding in the city and loves mini pit bulls. In her free time she loves to work on cars.