Trainers at EasyAs Driver Training

John Pettigrew

John Pettigrew

After working many years in the automotive industry as a supervisor
and on job trainer, John wanted a change of career where he could
make a difference and have the satisfaction of knowing he has assisted
people in reaching a personal goal. John has a friendly nature, a great
sense of humour and a passion for making sure his students become
safe and attentive drivers.
He is a father of two teenage daughters and enjoys cycling, surfing and
spending time with family
John drives a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Hatch (Automatic)

Sam Erdil

Sam Erdil

Sam has been a driving instructor for more than 25 years now and prides himself on being patient, personable and professional. When he is not teaching, he enjoys golf, watching the soccer and spending time with his young family. In terms of his driver training career, he would like to see all young people safer on our roads and makes this a priority when teaching.

Sam drives a 2017 Hyundai Accent [manual]

Suzynne Gregory

Suzynne Gregory

This is what one of our students said about Suzynne: 

Would like to just say a massive thankyou to Suzynne Gregory for being an awesome teacher. I've gone through a few different teachers and she is by far the best! Definitely recommend her to everyone:-)

Suzynne drives a 2015 Toyota Yaris (manual) and a Toyota Corolla (Auto)

Kirsten Dilena

Kirsten Dilena

Kirsten is amazing!

With 30+ years in education, lessons are fun and informative.

She is always encouraging, understanding and patient, even after teaching 3 of her own children to drive.

Neil Cook

Neil Cook

Neil has been involved with customer-oriented business in both retail and corporate for 43 years. Attention to a customer's needs is paramount and this carries over to the Driver Training role. Patience and persistence, being quietly spoken, well versed in the theory and practise of defensive driving as well as having a passion for safe, commonsense driving on our roads makes Neil the perfect choice as trainer.

Neil drives a silver automatic Kia Rio.

Peter Tarvit

Peter Tarvit

Peter is a happily married father of three teenage children and lives on the south side of Brisbane. In his spare time he enjoys participating in sporting activities, doing house renovations and gardening. Peter is passionate about making sure that young drivers have the skills and knowledge to not only pass their driving test but have developed the skills to make them a lifelong safe driver.

He drives a 2018 white Toyota Yaris (manual).

Doug Potter

Doug Potter

Doug Potter is a qualified automatic Driving Instructor, operating around the North side of Brisbane since 2006.
Doug has successfully achieved results which place him in the top 3 percent Certified Platinum Accreditation level for Keys2drive Instructor for the Australian Government Programme.
Doug consistently receives great feedback from his Students, and the Australian Government Programme, articulating his professionalism, patience, friendly and approachable manner and has been highly recommended repeatedly.
Doug demonstrates Easy As Driving in a very comfortable, user friendly, automatic 2020 latest model Toyota Corolla Hybrid, most students are impressed with the maneuvering of this vehicle.
For relaxed, genuine Driver training, contact Doug, he will make it happen!

Doug drives a 2020 white auto Toyota Corolla Hybrid. 

Mark Pickup

Mark Pickup

Mark is a manual instructor with over 35 years safe driving experience including working with heavy vehicles for over 10 years.  He has lived in the Western suburbs all his life raising 2 children through to teenagers as a stay at home dad, and has been heavily involved in volunteering at both primary and high schools.  Mark is a patient and friendly instructor who enjoys helping people.

                           Mark drives a 2019 Toyota Corolla manual

Peter Knorre

Peter Knorre

Peter is a father of four.

He has great knowledge of Redcliffe and surrounding areas having lived in that area for most of his life.

Peter is a great communicator, very experienced professional road user.

Patient and understanding.

Peter drives a 2016 white Suzuki Swift (manual).

Steve Weir

Steve Weir

Steve is a passionate driver trainer and after many years as an air traffic controller was looking for a new direction in life.

He feels he has found his new passion.

Steve drives a 2015 white Toyota Corolla (manual).

Linda Knorre

Linda Knorre

Linda has many years experience nursing and caring for the needs of individuals.

This patient caring attitude transfers well in her driver training.

Linda gets lots of personal referrals and is highly regarded by her students.

Linda drives a 2016 white Suzuki Swift (auto).

Ken Somerville

Ken Somerville

Ken is one of our most passionate trainers and is one of our most requested trainers.

Most of my students are young female teenagers.

Why is this so? 

Because I am trusted by them immediately and I explain everything clearly.

My nature is very calm, my car always presented to a high standard.

I am a non smoker.

Most of my background involved helping/teaching younger people,  and so it continues. 

When a female teenager keeps some birthday cake for you, I must be doing something right !

God bless. 

Amanda Ramsay

Amanda Ramsay

With a background in education at QUT, Amanda is a calm and patient instructor who aspires to create safe and attentive drivers. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing and freediving around Brisbane and the world.

She drives a 2018 Automatic Suzuki Swift.

Steve Ayton

Steve Ayton

Steve is extremely passionate about being a driving instructor, this combined with his patient and caring manner makes him an ideal instructor.Steve will help you become a safe and competent driver through his ability to help you learn defensive driving skills. He is also a fully qualified Platinum Keys2Drive instructor.So if you are feeling a little bit nervous or unsure who to use as your instructor please give EasyAs and Steve a try. He has a late model Kia Rio Automatic ready for you to drive.

Douglas Bjur

Douglas Bjur

Doug enjoys meeting new people and assisting them in achieving their goals. Working as an Easy As Driver Trainer combines his passion for people and his love of driving. He emphasises fundamental driving skills, how to be safe on the road, and how to pass the exam, all in a fun and relaxed way!

Doug drives a 2019 white auto Toyota Corolla.

Salvo Alderuccio

Salvo Alderuccio

Salvo was a school teacher for 10 years.

He had a passion for driving and wanted to use his teaching skills to better outcomes by having that one of one teaching opportunity.

Has been a driver trainer for many years now with a continuing passion.

Victor Timms

Victor Timms

Victor is one of our most respected and dedicated trainers. His aim with all of his students is to ensure that they obtain the knowledge and skills they will need to drive safely when they get their licence. Due to his passionate way of teaching he has become a most sought after trainer. All students past and present have stated that they really enjoyed their lessons and were grateful for the knowledge that Victor has given them.

Victor drives a 2015 white Toyota Corolla (auto).

Robin Pearson

Robin Pearson

Robin has extensive driving experience in the police, army, and as a private investigator. Recently Robin has worked as an action sports photographer and developed an excellent rapport with teenagers and young adults. Robin has always been passionate about providing the best service possible to her clients. She brings a breath of fresh air to the team with her sense of humour and immense patience.

Robin drives a 2017 white Mazda 2 (auto).

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Mark is a very experienced driver having spent the last 34 years as a police officer in the Qld Police Service. He brings a passion to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Mark drives a Manual Toyota Corolla. 

Noel Pedofsky

Noel Pedofsky

Noel has been a Driver Trainer for over 10 years has now joined the professional team at EasyAs. Noel Lives at Everton Park with his wife, and cat. Noel takes great pride in knowing that he trains to a high standard of driving ability and continues to do the same with past, present and future students. He is a patient man with a calm and positive manner and is very passionate about training drivers to a level where they are competent and confident drivers. Noel rests easy knowing that when the learner gets their "P"s, they have taken with them an experience that will keep them safe on the road for a life time.

Noel drives a 2019 white suzuki baleno.

Neryl Clarke

Neryl Clarke

 

Neryl has a happy bright personality. She loves animals and loves to hear about her students ambitions and goals in life. After working in retail for many years in the Jeweller Industry she decided that she wanted a different challenge.

She is very easy to talk to and very patient and understanding of different challenges that students may have.

Neryl has been an instructor for almost 13years and has experience in Manual and Auto. 

Neryl is currently driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla. This is an AUTO. 

She looks forward to meeting you all. 

Tony McKenzie

Tony McKenzie

Tony was regularly told by friends and relatives that he would be a great teacher but wasn't keen on the classroom environment.

After having his son trained by Easyas Driver Training and sitting in on a few lessons realised that this was the sort of teaching he wanted to do.

We are glad he joined us as he has been a hit with all his trainees.

Don Charles

Don Charles

Don has always had a passion for enjoying driving and helping new learners develop the right habits and skills early on in their driving career. Through volunteer and community work I have had the opportunity to work with the younger generation as a mentor and coach. Something I have enjoyed very much.

Previously I was a Project Director  in the business  community.  My goal as a professional driver instructor is to have lessons that are informative, educational and also relaxed. I aim to develop a good attitude to driving from the start which will help you feel safe and also be a safer driver, skills that you can take through for the rest of  your motoring journey. I teach my students how to drive intelligently and safely so they can enjoy their driving experience well beyond their P 's.

Don drives an AUTO 2019 Corolla Hybrid Hatch and operates around the Brisbane Bayside areas.

Tas Khan

Tas Khan

Tas drives a 2015 white Toyota Yaris (auto).

Lyle Neumann

Lyle Neumann

Lyle is passionate with everything he does and strives to be the best at everything. Driver Training, as a Dad and in his previous occupation as the best spray painter.

He drives a 2014 white Toyota Yaris  (auto).

Mal Pearson

Mal Pearson

Mal has worked as a sports development officer for many years and is great with teens. He is down to earth and thinks he has a great sense of humour. His patience has no end and he excels at teaching people new things.

Mal drives a 2017 white Mazda CX3 (auto) RCP21.

Neil Pickering

Neil Pickering

Neil's background is in Marketing and Transport and Logistics.
Despite the thrills and spills of commercial life - He is a strong believer in doing things right, and above all else doing them safely - and this very much applies to his approach to driver training.
Down time includes travel, surfing and long walks.
Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

Kathy decided to pursue a career in professional driver training after training her own children to drive. With over 27 years driving experience she has come to recognise the risks that new drivers represent to both themselves and other road users. Her passion and goal is to provide all the necessary skills to drive a motor vehicle safely on your own. Kathy’s main focus is to ensure your driving experience with her will be relaxed, fun and friendly! Kathy feels to assist you in passing your P’s test that Hazard Identification skills and actions to take on how to prevent an accident are the key factors on how to make a difference on our roads.

Kathy drives a 2015 White Auto Toyota Corolla.

Kirsten Dilena

Kirsten Dilena

Kirsten is amazing!

With 30+ years in education, lessons are fun and informative.

She is always encouraging, understanding and patient, even after teaching 3 of her own children to drive.

Umar Khan

Umar Khan

Umar is a kind compassionate trainer. He has a caring medical background and comes from a family of Driver Trainers.

You will be delighted with Umars attention to detail and professionalism.

Dave Harvey

Dave Harvey

Dave has been a Trainer with EasyAs since 2008.
He left for a short time to become an officer in the Qld Police Service but soon discovered his real passion in life was driver training.
He has a phenomenal 1st time pass rate due to his attention to detail and great rapport with new drivers.

Dave drives a white auto Suzuki Swift.

Charlie Yiakoupis

Charlie Yiakoupis

Charlie is a genuine and sympathetic trainer and is always prepared to go that little bit further if you need that extra care and attention. Charlie has been a trainer for many years and his high pass rate is a testament to his attention to detail and focus on making new drivers safe drivers.

He drives a 2017 Auto Toyota Yaris.

Annie Lloyd

Annie Lloyd

Annie is a mother of 2 and has been driving for over 33yrs. She was an International flight attendant with Qantas for 17yrs before starting her family. She is a calm and patient instructor and is passionate about teaching her students to be safe of the roads as well as learning the necessary skills to pass there P test and develop skills to make them a lifelong safe driver.

 

Annie drives a White 2019 Suzuki Swift Auto

Gerard O’connell

Gerard O’connell

Gerard drives a maroon  manual Holden Barina.

Russell Baillie

Russell Baillie

Russell has enjoyed teaching students to drive safely for 8 years. His calm, friendly approach has
helped many students to become competent and confident drivers, and resulted in many referrals
over the years. His outside interests are health and fitness, reading, sport and movies.

Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Ali is a passionate trainer and with an Engineering background knows how important attention to detail is. 

Shaun Fischer

Shaun Fischer

Shaun is the father of 2 teenage boys and has lived in the bayside for the last 8 years. He is conscientious, courteous and easy to communicate with. Shaun's students are trained to be safe drivers first and foremost. 

Shaun is a firm believer in training SMART drivers and offers driver training in a manual 2018 Toyota Corolla. 

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