Eric Esparza Owner Operator Go-Green Driving School San Francisco Bay Area

Eric Esparza -- Owner / Operator

Lic 2029-001     (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 17 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 10 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.


Jillian Esparza -- Solano County Operations Manager / Instructor

Jillian Esparza California Driving School Instructor

Lic No. 2029-003     (925) 812-1524

I am a Bay Area native born and raised in Benicia. After graduating from BHS I studied at CCSF, Solano, and UOP in Stockton. As a Contra Costa County Deputy Recruit, I received 3 months of intense training and education. EVOC training, where we learned to drive in different conditions, simulators and courses, is particularly helpful in training new drivers.    

    I am extremely happy to be working for Go-Green Driving School. It allows my schedule to be flexible for my family and allows me to do the things I love; family time, coaching, and playing softball. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me, I really look forward to getting to know you too!

April Thompson -- Lead Instructor

April Thompson California Driving School Instructor

Lic No. 2029-004     (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 going to Grace Bible Church in Hayward. 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

Lic 2029-006     (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 future 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

Lic No. 2029-007     (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!