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Cole Dolmseth

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number 121736

Florida DHSMV Examiner Number 0073

Languages Spoken: English

 

Originally, I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and have moved around the country/world until settling down in Florida back in 2000.  

 

I left the Air Force back in 1991 and since then have been a Locksmith, Help Desk Support, Adjunct Instructor and Network Engineer. Many careers, but all having to do with helping people! 

A few years ago my son turned 15, and as I worked my way through labyrinth of rules and regulations of how to get him his learner’s license, I discovered that there was no local driver's education or "Behind-the-Wheel" Instruction in our area.  While doing a bit of research, I found that the closest school was in Tampa, and the best/highest recommended school was 80 miles away.

 

To make a long story short, I decided to enter the field of driving instruction and offer this service to my community.  Rather than just becoming another driving instructor, I decided to open my own school and provide the best "On-the-Road" training that is possible to people in the Brandon/Valrico/Lithia/Riverview area; basically the entire Hillsborough section of the Alafia River Basin.

 

Over the past years, I have learned much, taught many, and strive to continue to improve service and engage my students (Not to mention, I have picked up a few really crazy videos along the way).  I have found that, yes, it can be, and is, very dangerous; but the rewards of seeing a first time driver who has never been behind the wheel going from being absolutely terrified and near tears, to a calm and confident driver is extremely rewarding.

Brandon Anderson

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number: 124527

Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog

 

Brandon was born and raised here in Florida. He attended school in the Riverview area, so he obviously brings lots of local knowledge and history with him.  He has had many jobs in the trades institutions such as HVAC, warehousing and carpentry.

Since Brandon started with the Alafia Driving Academy, he has trained over 500 students over 2600 hours of lesson time! He may look young - but he knows what he is doing!

When he isn’t working – he likes to spend time playing the guitar, lifting weights and reading. He really is looking forward to meeting new students, young and old and teaching them  how to drive!

 

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Jackie Haan

Florida DoE Instructor Number 725586

Languages Spoken: English

 

Jackie is originally from upstate New York, and was raised and has lived in Valrico for 40 years. She was the Drivers Ed Instructor, as well as the Boys and Girls golf coach at Brandon High School (her Alma Mater) for 10 years before becoming a Drug Prevention Specialist and starting her own business.

When not working, she enjoys playing golf, spending time with her husband, and trying out new (non-chain) restaurants.

“In the beginning, I was really nervous when I got into a car with a new driver and understood the concerns parents have, especially when they don’t have a brake on their side of the car. But I quickly learned what to expect, how to stay calm, and believe that my attitude makes the new driver feel more comfortable. The less ‘nervous’ new drivers we have on the road, the better!”

 

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Ed Renneckar

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number: Pending
California DMV Instructor Number: I4425017

Languages Spoken: English

 

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating high school, I enlisted in the United States Air Force, after 28 years as an aircraft mechanic and then aircraft loadmaster I retired in 2011. During the last six years of my Air Force career, I was involved in driver safety as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified Rider Coach teaching classes for the military. 


Upon my retirement I continued to teach motorcycle safety classes to civilians and military on the East Coast and then California where I was also a Certified Driving Instructor. So, I have been directly involved in driver safety since 2006. In July, 2022, I moved to Florida, and now live in Apollo Beach. I look forward to meeting people who are interested in improving their driving skills or just learning how to drive for the first time. 

 

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David Hrenchir

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number: Pending
Delaware DMV Examiner Number: 42936​

Languages Spoken: English

 

David is retired Air Force, married and lives out in Plant City, and specializes in driver training in Eastern Hillsborough and Western Polk counties. However, he will travel wherever needed. 


Raised up North in snow country, he comes to us with 27 years of DMV experience, including a position where he taught future examiners how to properly conduct the examination. 


He has over 33 years as a Motorcycle Training Instructor, coaching folks the intricacies of how to operate a motorcycle safely in traffic, which will translate well to vehicles with four wheels!

 

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