JC has been teaching Traffic Safety since 1997. He’s also a private pilot. He’s married with two daughters and a son. He enjoys coaching his kid’s soccer teams and playing pickleball with his family.
Bridget – Administrator and Instructor
Bridget joined Defensive Driving School in 2001. She has a BA in English and TESOL certificate from Western Washington University. She began teaching English overseas in 1995 and loves working with young people. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her children.
Brett – Marketing Director and Instructor
Brett does all the graphic design and marketing for the company. His latest project was the full color student workbook and is currently working on putting the classroom presentations in Flash. He and his wife Katie love spending time with their five kids. Brett graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Music in 2002.
Katie – Human Resources Director
Katie is originally from West Linn, Oregon. She grew up in a large family of ten children. She enjoys dancing, music, sewing, photography, and spending time with her family and friends. She was married to her husband Brett in 2007. They have five kids. Katie received her undergraduate degree in finance from Brigham Young University in 2006. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Seattle University in 2009.
Kristal – Instructor Manager
Kristal handles all the instructor and class schedules. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Her hobbies are photography, drawing, sewing, walking, hiking, reading, and traveling. She graduated from BYU in 1999.
Sue – Lake Stevens Administrator, Instructor
Sue has been with Defensive Driving School in Lake Stevens since 2004. She has three children who have all learned to drive defensively with Defensive Driving School. Sue enjoys reading, traveling, Sudoku puzzles, and spending time with her grandkids.
Jason – Lake Stevens Administrator, Instructor
With 15+ years experience in driver training and 7+ years as a Master Examiner, I really enjoy that “aha! moment” that allows a student of any age, background, or skill level to succeed. I’m excited when I see students develop the habits that will keep them safe on the roads.
Verla – Lead Instructor
Verla is the mother of five grown children and has been married to her husband Richard for nearly two thirds of her life. She has experience with the Mukilteo School District as a teacher’s aid in the special education program. Verla started teaching driver’s education in 1998 and has been with Defensive Driving School since 2000. She enjoys teaching the teenagers and meeting the adults that come here from all over the world to learn to drive. Verla teaches out of our Lynnwood 196th location.
Isaac H. – Driving Instructor
Isaac has been teaching driver’s education since 2012 and works out of our Monroe location. He enjoys helping novice drivers and has taught students from all over the world.
Christian – Driving Instructor
Christian teaches out of our Seattle location. He also is a pilot and teaches sailing lessons as well.
Jim – Driving Instructor
Jim teaches out of our Kent location.
Tessie – Driving Instructor
Tessie is teaching out of our Bremerton location.
Jenay – Instructor
Jenay loves teaching and joined our school in 2008. She is an artist at heart and loves to create things. Jenay is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins.
Kit – Instructor
Kit began teaching traffic safety in the 1990s. He is a full time teacher for the Marysville School District. He teaches at our Snohomish location and enjoys riding his bike.
German – Instructor
After 25 years in the jewelry business, German retired, only to make a comeback as a driving instructor. For the past 11 years, he has been coaching youth sports and three years ago he began refereeing youth soccer games. In his free time he likes to play soccer and spend time with his wife, daughter, and son. He works out of our Mercer Island, Factoria, and Redmond locations.
Bryan – Instructor
Bryan teaches out of our Seattle location.
Bill – Instructor
Bill has been with Defensive since January 2011. He has been teaching teens and adults for 20 years. He has a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts and Drama, as well as a degree in Music. He loves helping people learn, Acting and singing as well as proper driving techniques.
Isaac K. – Instructor
Isaac teaches out of our Issaquah location and is also our instructor trainer.
Leesa – Office Staff
Leesa works at the Lake Stevens office.
Rick – Instructor
Rick has been teaching traffic safety since 1988. He has a Master of Science degree from the University of Idaho in Sport Science. He stays active by being a Boy Scout leader in his boy’s troop and an avid bicyclist. He is married with 3 children.
Tyson – Instructor
Tyson spent ten years in the US Army, training soldiers how to drive military vehicles. He left the service to pursue a career in law enforcement. After five years he found that law enforcement wasn’t as rewarding as teaching and needed a change. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his military/police service to teaching people how to drive. Tyson enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His wife Jeanne is glad Tyson traded in his gun for a brake pedal. Tyson works out of our Snohomish location as well as helps out with drives in Seattle, West Seattle, and Issaquah.
Stephen – Stanwood Administrator, Instructor
Stephen teaches out of our Stanwood location. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
Julie – Instructor
Julie began working for DDS in 2017. She enjoys camping and hiking with her family.
Katrina – Instructor
Hi, I’m Katrina! I love to teach new drivers to be safe and confident on the road. It’s fun and rewarding to see students succeed. Come drive with me!.
Joe – Instructor
Joe works out of the Lake Stevens location.
Becky – Instructor
Becky works out of the Mill Creek location. When Becky is not working she is enjoying the beautiful outdoors with her family. She really enjoys camping. Go Hawks.
Dave – Instructor
Growing up in Alaska taught me a lot about different drivers and conditions. I love God, my beautiful wife, and instilling life-changing habits and attitudes into my students at Arlington Christian High School and Defensive Driving School.
Cathy – Instructor
Cathy works out of the Smokey Point location.
Ken – Instructor
Ken teaches in Marysville and other locations. He loves his wife of 48 years…and his dog!
Julia – Instructor
Julia works out of the Marysville and Smokey Point locations.
Trever – Instructor
Trever works out of the Marysville, Lake Stevens, and Mukilteo locations.
Alena – Instructor
Alena works out of the Lake Stevens and Mill Creek locations.
Willow – Instructor
Willow works out of our Mercer Island location.
Mitch – Instructor
Mitch works out of our Silverdale location.
Marty – Instructor
Marty works out of our West Seattle location.
Charlene – Instructor
Charlene works out of our Lynnwood 196th location.
Anna – Instructor
Anna works out of our Redmond location.
Desiree – Kirkland Office Staff
Desiree is a cheerful mother of three boys, and loves spending time with family and friends.