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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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Ed Renneckar

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number: 124829
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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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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Hubert Desselle

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number 122402

Languages Spoken: English, French, Creole

Originally from Cajun country, Hubert Desselle has been a Driving Instructor for many years, clocking almost 4,000 hours of professional driver instruction in upstate New York and Palm Beach County, Florida. Hubert also has many years of training in public speaking and has given public talks before audiences of over 1500 people in French. 


He also happens to speak fluent Haitian Creole. He uses natural teaching techniques and has a Certification in Teaching Techniques and Methodologies from Bronx Community College. He has a deep interest in psychology as it relates to various learning styles, and so, makes extensive use of Neurolinguistics. Mr. Desselle is also available for booking Driving Lessons on any holiday.


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Roy Kerr

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number 122124

Languages Spoken: English

 

Roy is originally from New Orleans Louisiana, and grew up in Huntington Beach, California where he was an avid surfer, golfer, fisherman and professional water skier.


He is retired military, Navy Special Forces, and is currently teaching at Ipolito elementary school during the school year and selling homes with Keller Williams Realty.

 

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Alex Suberbi

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number: 124830

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

 

Alex is originally from West Palm Beach, and graduated from Lennard High School in Ruskin.

His father is a retired correctional officer, and Alex inherited his work ethic of being a workaholic. He’s a huge animal lover (cats & dogs). He has over 10 years’ experience in customer service and food preparation services.

 

After living in New York City, he returned to Florida and has been a driving instructor for several years. He really loves the satisfaction of teaching individuals from all diverse backgrounds the rules of the road and how to stay safe!

 

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Amy Rodriguez

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number: 124727

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Amy was born in Bronx NYC, and moved to Florida as a teenager, she's had a passion for driving since she was a little girl as her father was a trucker and a mechanic. She grew up learning the ways of the road from a class A professional driver and is super excited to teach others the ways of the road. 

Amy grew up going to car shows and loves teaching students about the basics. How to check your oil, tire pressure, things of that nature. Amy also worked in the medical field for 9 years as a Medical Receptionist, Medical Assistant, and Medical Records Coordinator. 

Amy enjoys singing, dancing and spending time with her two boys and her husband. Her favorite place to be is the beach, the closer to the water the happier she is. Amy looks forward to teaching her students in a calm relaxed environment, as being a mom of two boys patience is a virtue.

 

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Jason Williams

Florida DHSMV Instructor Number: Pending

Languages Spoken: English

I was raised in Illinois and grew up enjoying all the benefits of being close to Chicago. My wife and I have been married for over 26 years and have 3 wonderful adult children and 1 grandchild. After graduating from high school, I started college and eventually obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. I soon found a career in law enforcement where I enjoyed 24 years of exemplary service to my childhood community after which I retired in 2015 as Police Commander. 

I continued my zeal to serve and joined my colleagues at University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois as Director of Safety and Security during which time I became an instructor teaching college level courses. In 2022, my wife and I decided to move to Apollo Beach, Florida to enjoy the warmer winters.

I enjoy meeting new people and teaching the proper driving techniques from a law enforcement perspective. No matter if you are a new or seasoned driver, I can help you improve your skills safely.

In my spare time I enjoy time with family and friends, fishing, reading, and international travel. 

 

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