Instructors at Go Green Driving School

Driving School Instructor Eric

Eric

Owner / Operator
Lic 2029-001, P: (510) 432-8873

I am a Bay Area Native.  I grew up in Benicia and have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from CSU Hayward. I have lived in various communities in the Bay Area including Benicia, Vallejo, Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro and now Castro Valley. I have more than 13 years of driving instruction experience and have a great passion for teaching new drivers.

As a business owner I strive to deliver an exceptional experience for each and every student from their first inquiry, through the entire licensing process. I have used my years of experience to create a detailed, and thorough, step-by-step curriculum.  All of our instructors teach the same fundamental curriculum, using the same verbiage to keep things consistent for our students.  I am incredibly thankful for my amazing team and the job they do.

Driving School Instructor April

April

Lead Instructor
Lic No. 2029-004, P: (510) 773-0819

I am a single mother of a beautiful daughter who loves spending time with family and loved ones.  I enjoy going to various festivals: music, dance, food, art with friends and loved ones. I attended high school in San Leandro and graduated college at San Francisco State achieving my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, emphasis in Creative Arts.

I've lived thru out the Bay Area all my life which includes San Leandro, Oakland, Hayward, Castro Valley, Union City, San Francisco and Berkeley. Overall, I love helping people in general whether it be in my full time job at Children's Hospital Oakland as an administrative assistant or with the students at Go-Green. 

Driving School Instructor Mike

Mike

Instructor
Lic No. 2029-007, P:(510) 798-2927

I have lived in Oakland my whole life and love the Bay.  I have been happily married for over 6 years.  I am an avid camper and love to fish.  As an Oakland native, I love the A's, Raiders, and Warriors, but I follow all the Bay Area teams.

Before becoming a driving instructor I worked as a professional driver throughout California and most of the West Coast.  Along with my Instructor's License, I also have a Class A license with multiple endorsements.  

I enjoy teaching students to drive, and have lots of great stories to share.

I hope to get to meet you soon!

Driving School Instructor Agustin

Agustin

Instructor
Lic No 2029-011 (650) 285-8825

I am a Bay Area native who grew up in Menlo Park CA, which is now  home to Facebook HQ!

I have two wonderful children who keep me real busy  when not at work. I am a huge family person and BIG fan of the  49ers, Warriors, and Giants!  I love trying out new places to eat or going to the movies.

I am happy to be part  of the Go-Green family and be able to help students learn how to drive,  be safe, and feel confident behind the wheel of a car!

We will make our  time behind that wheel, a fun, and enjoyable learning experience. Look  forward to meeting you and having you be a part of our Go-Green family! 

Driving School Instructor Cecillia

Cecillia

Instructor
Lic No. 2029-014, P: (415) 889-9688

I grew up in Nottingham, MD and moved to the Bay Area in 2003.  I love driving and have driven along the entire East Coast and West Coast.  If and when I get my Tesla, I will drive cross country! 

I am excited to be part of the Go-Green family.   Go-Green is truly dedicated to the success of our clients and team members.  You will not be disappointed by choosing our company.

I wish you the best of luck on your road adventures and I look forward to seeing you in person or on the road soon! 

Driving School Instructor Aren

Aren

Instructor
Lic No. 2029-015, P: (925) 315-9214

Hi, my name is Aren and here a some quick facts about me:

• Go-Green Instructor since: June 2020

• Qualifying experience: 2+ years as an automotive porter & non-competitive track experience.

• Age: 23

• Astrological sign: Aries (although I have no clue what that really means)

• Song currently on repeat: Blxst - Overrated

• Favorite sport: Formula 1 (Go Max!) 

• Favorite movie: American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused, Top Gun, Interstellar, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Adjustment Bureau ...actually I’m too indecisive to give a definitive answer on this one

• Favorite food: Taco 

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Growing up I have always had a passion for classic cars.  If interested, I drive manual/stick shift and have my motorcycle license if you want any tips on those things as well.


Like many of our students, I was eager to get my permit and license as soon as I was eligible.  And because of my age, I too, was required to enroll in instructed driving lessons.  Unfortunately, I felt let down by the service I received (definitely not a Go-Green Driving School experience).  However, that experience is a primary reason for why I have become an instructor myself.

 

My goal for every student, whether they’ve dreamt or dreaded getting behind the wheel, is to help each individual improve their ability, grow their confidence, and set the foundations of a lifelong responsible, aware, & decisive driver.

 

Learning to drive is an amazing milestone, and it is an honor to be invited to take part in this experience with you.  Although these six hours are a required mandate for teen drivers, I hope to make our time together enjoyable, as it should be, and I hope you find the instruction and experience gained worthwhile.

Driving School Instructor Coach Windle

Coach Windle

Instructor
Lic No. 2029-021, P: (510) 290-0822

Most call me Coach Windle. I retired after 35 yrs as a delivery and safety compliance driver trainer for a well known delivery company in "brown". I am also a Varsity Girls track and field Sprint coach for an East Bay high school . I've lived in the Bay Area most of my life, married with 2 daughters and 2 sons I live in Fairfield. 

Driving School Instructor Bob

Bob

Instructor
Lic No. 2029-019

I was born in Oakland, and have lived in the Bay Area my whole life - in Alameda, San Leandro, Fremont, Hayward, and now Castro Valley.  I’ve been driving a school bus for Castro Valley for the last 3 years, and for Fremont 2 years before that.  Prior to driving a school bus, I was a commercial bus trainer for a large East Bay corporate bus company.  My wife and I are involved in the Bay Area car culture, and both volunteer for local race car events, with the goal to keep all drivers as safe as possible.

 

I have a 15 1/2 year old daughter that I’ve been training to drive, and I am excited to be a part of the Go Green family - they are as dedicated to their clients as I am to my own daughter.  I look forward to helping you and yours become the best and safest driver possible.

Driving School Instructor Melody

Melody

Hi, my name is Melody!

I grew up in Los Angeles, CA and I have lived in the Bay Area for over 10 years. I graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Sociology and have had past teaching experience and community care/ doula work. I am a 90s kid at heart, a nurturing Cancer sun sign, and a mother to an amazing 5-year-old named Rhythm. When I’m not teaching students to drive, I enjoy family time, music, movies/shows, cooking, and spending quality time outdoors. I have driven all over the country; enjoying road trips from California to Canada to North Carolina. 

I am thrilled to be part of the Go-Green team and I value the responsibility of sharing knowledge, wisdom and skills to set my students up for success. With the awareness that learning to drive is a big step in a person’s life, I treat each lesson with care, patience, and lots of encouragement. I’m rooting for each of my students and their development towards being a safe and responsible driver.

Driving School Instructor Adrian

Adrian

I have lived in the Bay Area all my life. I grew up in Fremont and recently moved to San Leandro. I attended San Jose State University and received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance. I work in the aerospace industry for my full time job and enjoy working as a driving instructor on the side. In my free time, I like going to SF Giants games and taking my Labrador Retriever, Chip, out for hikes. 
I am grateful to be a part of the Go-Green team where everyone is passionate about teaching new drivers. As an instructor, I am happy to connect with the new generation of drivers and I strive to facilitate a safe space to promote confidence behind the wheel. 
Driving School Instructor Dorian

Dorian

Dorian Spain-Lavender
has lived in 5 different regions of the United States and a Small stint in the U.K.

It’s there, he learned how to drive a manual car in some very twisting winding roads. His teaching style was influenced heavily by his step mother and her approach to instruction of driving.

At one time the youngest Taxi driver in SF, later becoming an Uber driver while earning a BS from SFSU.

With over 20k hours driving behind the wheel (mostly in SF). Dorian is ready to help show what’s necessary to accomplish getting a license.

Driving School Instructor Dr. Lester

Dr. Lester

Hello, my name is Dr. Lester Carlos ( you can call me Les)  In addition to being a Driver Instructor, I am a practicing Chiropractor, and part-time Motorcycle Escort Officer.  I have been driving the local roads in and around Castro Valley and the Bay Area since 1975.  I am passionate about teaching safe driving skills that will lead to lifelong safe driving habits. I have an easy going, friendly teaching style that is stress-free, encouraging, and supportive.  Learning to drive your motor vehicle safely and confidently as well as learning the "rules of the road" can be a fun and enjoyable experience. Under my teaching, new drivers will learn to be confident, competent, and courteous safe drivers.  Additionally, new drivers will learn and understand Traffic Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Cyclist Safety and how serious these all are when operating a motor vehicle on the highway.  I am a dad to three wonderful daughters, two of which have gone to local Castro Valley schools.  My middle daughter is currently a Sophomore at Castro Valley High. On my free time, you may see me on my road bike cycling around Redwood Road, or Cull Canyon, on a local Mountain bike or hiking trail with my 3 dogs, or hitting balls or playing golf at our local Golf Course here at Redwood Canyon.  I also enjoy working around my house in my garden or working on my vintage sports cars or motorcycles with my daughter.  I look forward to meeting you and being your Driver Instructor.    

Driving School Instructor Karla

Karla

 

What’s up! I am originally from Fontana, a small town in SoCal. I love live music, good food, and laughing. Since I have spent most of my time where it is sunny, I live by the strict code of “Live, Laugh, Love”.

I have been living/falling in love with the Bay area for the past year and can’t wait to see more of it. I am a avid road tripper! I have driven across multiple state lines and will continue to do so on my free time. I was also a driving school student, once upon a time, and what I learned I still practice today. That’s why I am proud and excited to be apart of Go-Green and your journey!

Driving School Instructor James

James

My name is James.  During the day, I am a first grade teacher.  Before teaching elementary school, I worked with teenagers for over ten years.  Back then, parents would ask me to take their teens out driving, so when it came time for me to take a second job, driving instructor not only sounded flexible, but fun and worthwhile too! I enjoy being able to teach students important life skills that will keep themselves and those around them safe while on the road.


I grew up in San Ramon and went to Cal High, before going to DVC and CSU East Bay.  I currently live in Concord.  When I am not at work, you can find me cooking and baking at home, at an A’s game, or hanging out in Todos Santos park with my cats and baby desert tortoise. Yes, I take my pets places. No, I cannot bring them to driving lessons, but I will talk about them a lot!


I look forward to meeting you and helping you prepare to get your drivers’ license!

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