Our Instructors

We Teach Driving Like Your Life Depends On It

Professional Teaching Staff

John Hawkins  

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.

Mike Woodcock  

Mr. Woodcock is an established administrator in the provincial government. 
Mike is also a former youth baseball coach.

Wade Greenwood  

Wade’s career experience includes being both a professional chauffeur and a Financial Planner.

Deborah Searle  

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 Quigley  

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 Hames  

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.

Timea Meszaros  

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 Broughton  

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  

Kevin Close is a professional driver who attended the University of Lethbridge. 
Kevin is also a nationally certified soccer coach.

Martin Barbe  

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 Cronck  

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.

Edward Camilleri  

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.

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COVID 19 protection for our staff and clients’ requirements.
Wallace Driving School will be requiring the vaccination dates of all clients as of July 1,2021, and no new clients will be accepted without dual vaccination dates as of September 1, 2021. Photo confirmation required.
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