Instructors at Pro Drive Driver Education

David Cullen

David Cullen

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Truck Instructor, Motorbike Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited, Driver Trainer & Assessor.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: VW Golf R

 

I am David Cullen and i am the Owner and Managing Director of Pro Drive. I grew up in Ipswich and attended St Edmund's College and finished year 12 in 1988 with the greatest class of guys ever to attend St Edmund's. I am married to Rebecca Cullen and we have been together for 30 Years and we have 4 Daughters - my greatest achievement in life. I have spent my working life in the Transport industry predominately in the Car Carrying sector and i own Ipswich Car Carriers in 2009 we had 9 trucks working locally in Ipswich and Brisbane but also with the highway B Doubles travelling all over Australia but mainly North Queensland. 

I spend my down time at Willowbank where all the good stuff in life happens !! Drag Racing, V8's, Dirt Sprints, Circuit racing and so much more and all in a safe and controlled environment. I even get to have a go from time to time. 

 

Karl Bull

Karl Bull

Qualifications: Truck Instructor

Transmission:  Crash Box

Lesson Vehicle: Kenworth 

Tom Millwood

Tom Millwood

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Truck Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai Accent

 

Hi my name is Ray Lynch I have been a driver trainer for 2 Years in cars as well as trucks and I have a great success rate to go with it. I personally have been driving for about 30 years with a lot of driving experience in cars, both on road and racing as well as driving all over this great country. Driving into many different States and learning the rules to go with it. I do manual car lessons and have met great people and made some lifelong friends through this job which I love. The Pro drive team and Dave I have personally known for quite a few years now, and originally got my truck license through them so I know we as pro drive will make sure of you are learning the right way to drive and staying safe on the roads.

John Jones

John Jones

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Truck Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Mitsubishi Lancer

 

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan 

 

Hi, I'm Rachel and I am enjoying my 7th year as a Driver Trainer, my 6th year with Pro Drive. Also previously employed as a Truck Driver in the Australian Army, Transport Corp for 5 years.

I am Passionate about Road safety and teaching thorough, life long driving skills needed to be a safe independent driver. I have previously taught manual however currently teaching automatic only.

I’m very patient and kind,  I would love to support and work with you on your journey to achieving independence, with an Automatic licence . 

Ash Isarasena

Ash Isarasena

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Yaris

 

I have been a driving instructor for Ipswich Pro Drive since 2013. I aim to teach the skills you need to be a safe and confident driver out on the road, not just pass the practical test.  With 10 plus years of performance motorsport driving, passing on knowledge of vehicle control and thinking ahead means my first time pass rate is always high. 

"To be the best, be taught by the best"  - Ash Isarasena 

?2020 car circuit racing Improved Production QLD Champion?

Full time Auto instructor

Book online or Text: 0488383000

Keys2drive accredited 

I Accept Cash and Eftpos in the vehicle 

Hobbies: 

Car Racing , Motocross , Downhill mountain biking , 4 wheel driving, Drifting. 

Cherita King

Cherita King

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Corolla

My name is Cherita King, I have been a Driving Instructor for the last 9 years and Indigenous all my life.

Throughout my life I have gained both life and work experience as well as qualifications that enable me to help students of all ages to obtain safe driving skills for life, as well as passing the practical driving test.

I really love my job, knowing that together, whatever your learning capabilities, difficulties, disabilities, disorders or anxiety levels are, we can overcome any obstacle to achieve your goal. Whether it be your Driving Licence, gaining more experience or confidence or just a refresher after a long time between drives, I am excited and more than happy to offer you a safe, fun learning experience.

Rick Greinke

Rick Greinke

Qualifications: Car Instructor. Keys2Drive Accredited. ADTA Member.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Corolla HYBRID

 

Hi, I’m Rick.

There is nothing more satisfying than to see the smile on a student’s face at the end of each lesson, whether they be a new student or a returning mature aged student when they know they have made progress and have increased their skill set.

As a team, instructor and student, we work together to get you to your goal as an independent but more so a safe, confident and well prepared driver for all situations.

It is easier for us to train you the correct techniques at the start of your journey than to try and correct the bad habits at the end of your journey.

I am a current member of the (ADTA) Australian Driver Trainer Association.

I am a fully accredited Keys2Drive instructor.

On a personal note, I have been in Ipswich all my life and am married with a 20 year old daughter.

Catherine Viljoen

Catherine Viljoen

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: HyundaI i20

 

As a driver trainer of 8 years my aim has been to assist people in becoming safe, competent drivers.

My method of teaching is relaxed and informative, allowing students to build confidence and master driving skills that will remain after the test. I currently teach in an automatic car and  look forward to assisting you in achieving your driving goals. 

I am a fully accredited Keys2Drive instructor.

Matt Duffy

Matt Duffy

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Truck Instructor

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Corolla

 

 

 

Cornelia Goetz

Cornelia Goetz

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Corolla

 

I am an automatic instructor and also a fully accredited Keys2Drive instructor. Previously I used to be a language teacher and therefore have a strong passion for teaching. What I like about giving part-time driving lessons is the interaction with my students and helping them accomplish their goals and passing their tests on their first attempt. - I was born in Switzerland and grew up in Germany. After living in California and Switzerland, I moved to Australia with my family, first to Sydney and then to Queensland. I speak several languages. I have an outgoing personality and a good sense of humour. 

Terry Reeves

Terry Reeves

Qualifications: Car Instructor

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Yaris 

As a father of 5 girls, including one coming up to the age when she will be obtaining her learners license, I appreciate that you want to be;
* Taught the essential and necessary skills to keep you safe on the roads (including achieving your Queensland Driver's License) as efficiently as possible.
* Taught by someone who respects and understands your individual learning style and personality and tailors each lesson to develop your individual driving ability. 
* Taught by someone who has patience, can communicate with you on a one to one basis and with whom you feel completely comfortable sharing your driving experience with.
I look forward to being part of your journey to becoming a safe driver and  achieving your Queensland Driver's License.
(NOTE I hold the necessary Queensland Government accreditation to be your Driving Trainer (including Blue Card) and have a wealth of experience in mentoring/training individuals in various roles in addition to long term driving experience.)
Mason Sinclair

Mason Sinclair

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Corolla

I am proud to be an automatic instructor in the Pro Drive team.
I am committed to building positive client relationships and instructing you on achieving your driving goals. My aim is to contribute to the training and education of drivers from a range of backgrounds and ages.
I have extensive  experience in the road safety industry. I am born and raised in Ipswich. I look forward to meeting you.
Stephen Butler

Stephen Butler

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai Accent

I have been a driver trainer for 6 years. I started out teaching both manual and auto transmission, however I now concentrate on just teaching automatic. It has been said that my teaching style is somewhat different from other trainers with a systematic approach to developing all the skills necessary to be the safest driver you can be. I teach with compassion and empathy with the knowledge that no two people learn the same way. I take the time to understand your needs and capabilities. I am also passionate about teaching those with learning disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other learning challenges. The one thing I will not do is “Yell”. I am also a fully accredited Keys 2 Drive instructor.

Dalase Shilling

Dalase Shilling

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: Auto

Lesson Vehicle: Suzuki Vitara  

 

Hi, my name is Dalase Shilling.  I have a solid background in teaching, training and leadership.   I am well experienced in driving cars, heavy vehicles and large passenger vehicles and, as such, have had a long on road history.  This offers a wealth of experience that I look forward to passing on to you, the student driver.  One of my main skills is being able to adapt to your way of learning to ensure the highest possible standard of education and customer service.  I am also owner of a business called The 2 Hour Circle which sees me spending many hours on the road on a motorcycle, which gives me a heightened awareness of other drivers. 

 

Things that are important to me:

1)  Driver courtesy

2) Driver anticipation

3) Driver safety

4) On road decision making.

5) Motorcycle awareness

6) Mechanical sympathy  

Miranda Turnock

Miranda Turnock

Qualifications: Car Instructor

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle:  Toyota Yaris 

 

Hi, I’m Miranda and I am fairly new to the Pro drive team. I have done lots of things over the years from childcare, banking, retail and was in the Australian Army Reserve as a driver with the Transport Corp, I am also a qualified pharmacy assistant and teacher aide.  I have also raised 4 children here in Ipswich. 

I believe in teaching students not only to pass a test, but also to be a safe and confident driver. By teaching how to handle a vehicle, understanding how that vehicle works and why we do things to be safe, my first time pass rate is high.

I am a calm and patient instructor and aim to make students feel safe and relaxed.

I am qualified to teach both manual and Auto, however, I am currently teaching just Auto. I look forward to assisting you in reaching your driving goals to get that licence or even refresh some skills. 

Book online or text 0450573513 

I accept cash or card in the vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Donna-Maree Goodwin

Donna-Maree Goodwin

Qualifications: Car Instructor

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Mazda CX3

Haleema Muhammed

Haleema Muhammed

Qualifications: Car Instructor

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Honda Civic

With over two decades of driving experience I will ensure and try my level best that you are confident and ready to pass your driver’s test on your first attempt

I have a 2020 Honda Civic that holds a 5 Star ANCAP rating to ensure your comfort and safety as you learn to drive your way to independence.

I will take a person approach to all students and help them feel at ease and comfortable while taking their lessons so it reduces stress and makes the experience more enjoyable for them.

Craig Caldwell

Craig Caldwell

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Mitsubishi Mirage

 

 

Things that are important to me:

1)  Driver courtesy

2) Driver anticipation

3) Driver safety

4) On road decision making.

5) Motorcycle awareness

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: 

Haval H2 SUV

Andrew has been training drivers in his manual 6 Speed Nissan Pulsar since 2017.  From August 13th 2021, Andrew is conducts training in a manual 6speed Haval H2 (2020) SUV/station wagon.
Andrew has a strong focus on safe driving which requires attentive and observant drivers.
Learning to control a car (manual or automatic) is the only the first skill to learn, active observation is a skill we all most practice daily.
He has excellent rapport with students and their supervisors.
Andrew has EFT (tap and pay) in car."
Shane Liftin

Shane Liftin

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Mitsubishi Lancer

John Wilton

John Wilton

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Nissan Navara Duel cab

 

I have been self-employed since my early 20's, running a small retail business with my wife and two children for over 30 years.  I became a driving instructor as it offered a great opportunity to pursue my passion for coaching, which I have done in several sports around Ipswich. 

 I am now registered to provide Keys2Drive lessons.  I am committed to working together with all learner drivers and their supervisors to develop safe driving skills that will continue throughout life.  I understand everyone learns differently, but our goals are the same, to become confident, safe, and independent drivers for life.  To do this, I am on the road seven days, and happy to do night lessons.  

Trevor Lovering

Trevor Lovering

Qualifications: Car Instructor

Transmission: Manual

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai I30

K2D Accredited

Lyn Brown

Lyn Brown

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai Acsent

Ian Russell

Ian Russell

Qualifications: Car & Truck Instructor

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle

 

 

 

Kieren Butler

Kieren Butler

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i20

 

Hello. I have been in the driver training industry for just over three years. My main focus is teaching manual transmission. My goal is for you to develop safe driving skills not just how to pass your P test. I will take the time to understand your needs and more importantly how you learn and adapt my teaching style to suit. I am also a fully accredited Keys 2 Drive instructor.

Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards

Mike’s warm, friendly, and inclusive approach to driver safety coaching incorporates more than 9 years of experience in delivering driver education. Mike keeps up to date with research-based, best-practice driver safety coaching and assessment techniques to ensure that all of his students develop the capacity to actively manage both the journey and the associated risk factors (attitude and behaviours), irrespective of their driving experience.

Mike’s patient natural ability to change his teaching methods and communication style ensures a supportive learning environment for each and every student.

Mike has a passion for working with people who, for whatever reason, may find the whole driving experience a little overwhelming or who may require additional support along the learning journey. It is important to Mike that his driving lessons are fun and engaging for all students, whilst ensuring that the safety aspect is not diluted.

Mike also delivers various nationally accredited advanced driver safety programs and assessments to a wide range of corporate clients and individuals. Mike brings this additional expertise to all of his driving lessons. Mike is a Keys2Drive accredited instructor.

Stephan Smith

Stephan Smith

Qualifications: National Accreditation Certificate IV Transport and Logistics – Car Driving Instructor

Transmission: Auto

Lesson Vehicle: 2018 Toyota RAV4 – 5 Star ANCAP Safety Rating

My aim is to teaching students to drive with confidence, so they can enjoy a lifelong driving experience that gives them the freedom to experience life.

I learned to drive in Germany, where everyone has to do all of their learners driving hours with a professional driving school. As a result of this training, I was able to enjoy driving in Europe, Japan, USA, New Zealand and of course Australia.

I am a very calm person and I have no problem with nervous students.

Kain Stevenson

Kain Stevenson

Hi I’m Kain, 

 

I’ve been with Pro Drive since November 2020, I’m a manual car instructor as well as a heavy vehicle instructor, I’m married with 2 young boys  and also one of the youngest instructors here at Pro Drive being just under 30. 

I started my working life in Emergency Services working out of the North Coast Region, I was there 6 years before leaving to serve a few years with the Australian Defence force, after leaving the military I was with RACQ in the Recovery and incident management team looking after our motorways. 

 

During my time in the Emergency Services I’ve seen the consequences of road trauma and fatalities and what it can do to people and families, I decided to become an instructor to teach and educate the community on Road Safety and safe driving principles. 

my number one priority is to teach and educate people on road safety as well as being the best driver they possibly can be. 

no matter your learning requirements and end goals we can work together to make our roads safer for you and others. 

 

 

 

 

Kellie Gee

Kellie Gee

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Honda HR-V

 

Before becoming a driving instructor, I was a lead lighter (stained glass) for 30 years. When I decided to start a family, the lead lighting took a back seat.

I became a driving instructor in 2012, as it provides the flexibility that my family needs. It works well with my children's school hours and enables me to choose when I am available to work.

I have found being a driving instructor to be extremely rewarding. I love seeing the journey my learner's go on, from having them in the car with no experience, to helping them get their licence.

I have 2 daughters in high school, in our spare time we love going camping with family and friends.

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