Professional Teaching Staff
John has been not only a professional driver, but also a baseball player.
When he is not busy teaching students how to drive safely and well he is busy as a certified baseball coach.
Mr. Woodcock is an established administrator in the provincial government.
Mike is also a former youth baseball coach.
Wade’s career experience includes being both a professional chauffeur and a Financial Planner.
Deborah is a former school teacher and has over 20 years of teaching experience.
In addition to her teaching experience, Deb is also a keen cyclist and sailor.
Larry had a lengthy career In The Canadian Armed Forces, driving in many different countries and in many types of vehicles.
Before joining Joan Wallace Driving School, Larry was the bus driver for the Victoria Royals and the Victoria Harbourcats with Wilson's Transportation.
Chelsea primarily works in the Duncan area with lesson allocations in Victoria as well. She has found her new career very rewarding, winning the highest staff award for her instruction details in 2019.
After the experience of teaching both sons how to drive successfully, she decided to become a licensed instructor and get paid for the privilege. She teaches at various times during the week and looks forward to meeting new students.
Dale is a longtime Victoria resident; He is a former Junior golf champion and is noted for not only his excellent driving instruction on the golf course but also teaching excellent driving lessons at Joan Wallace Driving School. Coaching driving is a seamless transition with his now dual career path.
Kevin Close is a professional driver who attended the University of Lethbridge.
Kevin is also a nationally certified soccer coach.
Joins us after 17 years in the customer service industry. He is a long time Victoria resident, and a motorcycle enthusiast. After many years of safe driving, he is eager to help new drivers become skillful and safe.
Skip is a former educator and district staff member of Prince Rupert, BC.
He is a highly ranked former basketball player and nationally certified basketball coach.
A graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College, Edward retired in 2020 from the CCG after 36 years serving as a ship’s marine engineer. Previously he worked as hydrocarbon analyst on exploration oil rigs in Western Canada and the NWT. He served briefly in the Army reserves with the Calgary Highlanders, and was a long-time volunteer with the support association for the 89 (Pacific) Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
All of our instructors are both ICBC and GLP approved.