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. 

 

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Suzuki Swift

 

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 patient and kind, with 3 daughters of my own. 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 

Full time Auto instructor

Keys2drive accredited 

Hobbies: 

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

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.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Corolla

 

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.

On a personal note, I have been in Ipswich all my life and am married with a 19 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. 

Rochelle Caloon

Rochelle Caloon

Qualifications: Car Instructor

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle

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.
Kellie Gee

Kellie Gee

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Toyota Yaris

 

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.

Stephen Butler

Stephen Butler

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai Accent

I have been a driver trainer for 5 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 

John Wilton

John Wilton

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai i30 manual - diesel.

 

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.  

Ashley Clarke

Ashley Clarke

Qualifications: Car Instructor, Keys2Drive Accredited.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Honda Civic

 

 

I have been a driving instructor in the Greater Ipswich area for 10 years, teaching predominantly manual lessons. I have a relaxed and easygoing teaching style, and have a reasonably high first-time pass rate with students I have taught.

I focus a lot on the skills necessary to take students beyond the driving test itself, and I am passionate about imparting the necessary "life skills" needed to ensure my students are not only skilled and safe drivers, but remain safe throughout their driving careers.

I am am accredited Keys2Drive instructor, and was awarded "All Star" status by the Keys2Drive program earlier in 2020 due to strong positive feedback received for my lessons.

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.

Ray Lynch

Ray Lynch

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

 

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Nissan Pulsar

Andrew has been training drivers in his manual 6 Speed Nissan Pulsar since 2017.  
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."
Dalase Shilling

Dalase Shilling

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Suzuki Swift

 

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

Shane Liftin

Shane Liftin

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Mitsubishi Lancer

Brian Gehrke

Brian Gehrke

Qualifications: Car Instructor

Transmission: AUTO

Lesson Vehicle: Honda Jazz

Lyn Brown

Lyn Brown

Qualifications: Car Instructor.

Transmission: MANUAL

Lesson Vehicle: Hyundai Acsent

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