Instructors at Go Green Driving School

Eric Esparza

Eric Esparza

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. Married for over 18 years with 2 beautiful children. 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 12 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.

April Thompson

April Thompson

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. 

Keoni Gist

Keoni Gist

Instructor
Lic 2029-006, P: (510) 314-6298

I am a Bay Area native who was raised in Hayward, CA. I am very happy to have joined the Go-Green team which allows me to continue my current educational pursuit as a nursing student, maintain my full time position as a sales support rep, and keep up with my busy 9 year-old son. I am excited to be able to engage with new drivers as we both are able to teach each other something new. 

Learning to drive should be fun and exciting so I hope each student I have leaves each lesson feeling supported and ready to take on the road ahead!

Mike McNew

Mike McNew

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!

Agustin Olivares

Agustin Olivares

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! 

Cecillia Cheuk

Cecillia Cheuk

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! 

Aren Tonel

Aren Tonel

Growing up I have always had a passion for classic cars.  I enjoy watching Formula 1, I am a track ambassador for Sonoma Raceway, enjoy driving stick shift, & I have my motorcycle license 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.

Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell

A bay area native, and passionate about safe driving. With 15 years of driving experience, I teach students what's necessary to pass the DMV driving exam, as well as best driving practices for everyday life.

 

When I'm not teaching lessons I enjoy working on computers, exercising, reading about history, and being outdoors.

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