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Mark is co-founder and President of 123 Drive! Driving Academy. He has been a resident of Hilton Head for over 25 years, is a former UPS driver and has been a Tennis Pro for over 25 years.  He and Doreen have two kids, ages 25 and 27.  In his spare time (hahahhaha) he enjoys playing tennis and golf.

Doreen is co-founder and VP of 123 Drive! Driving Academy.  She is also a Mortgage Broker with Lambuth Mortgage.   Doreen is very involved with several local organizations such as Junior Leadership and the HH/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

Sharon has lived in Bluffton for over 30 years and spent over 10 years with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Dept.  She has been with us since 2011 and is also our office manager in our Bluffton office.

Howie retired after 26 years as a UPS driver. Not only was he a circle of honor recipient, he also was the Safety co- chairman and seminar instructor for new hires. He lives in Sun City and is married to his wife of 34 years, Marjie. They have two adult children residing in New York.

Steve has been a great addition to our team!  He is a Behavior Specialist at River Ridge Academy and has worked in the Beaufort County School system for several years since moving to Bluffton.  He is married and has two children.

John and his wife Tammy just recently moved to the area from Indiana.  They owned and operated a very successful driving school there for 10 years.  John has a ton of experience working with with new drivers and we are lucky to have him!  John and Tammy have two adult children.

Argentino is a retired paramedic and firefighter and also was an instructor and trained other fire rescue crews how to drive the ambulances and fire trucks.  He is trilingual and super patient!

Matthew is a proud dad of a new driver.  He is also a former school bus driver and substitute teacher.

​Lisa recently moved to the Bluffton area.  She has adult children and some super cute grandchildren (even though she looks to young to be a Grandma!) and she loves to work with kids!

Kim is the newest addition to our family of instructors.  He has a Master of Education is Special Education.  Kim is the proud dad of four adult children and his lived in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area for 5 years now.

All of our instructors have been state certified, are fully insured and have passed a SLED background check. And they are all awesome:-)