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Our Instructors
Mark
Mark is co-founder and President of 123 Drive! Driving Academy. He has been a resident of Hilton Head for over 20 years, is a former UPS driver and has been a Tennis Pro for over 20 years.  He and Doreen have two kids, ages 21 and 23.  In his spare time (hahahhaha) he enjoys playing tennis and golf.

Doreen
Doreen is co-founder and VP of 123 Drive! Driving Academy.  She is also a Realtor with Weichert Realtors - Coastal Properties.   Doreen is very involved with several local organizations such as the Low Country Alliance for Healthy Youth, Junior Leadership and the HH/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

Sharon
Sharon is a long time Bluffton resident.  She is the mother of 3 great kids, ages 11, 18 and 20.  Sharon has lived in Bluffton for over 30 years and spent over 10 years with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Dept.  Sharon is also our office manager in our Bluffton office.

Ken
​Ken proudly served his country for 21 years in the U.S. Army Infantry. Following his retirement from the service he worked for the Florida Department of Transportation inspecting their roadway construction. It was during a fortuitous visit to Hilton Head that Ken and his wife Kris fell in love with the area, packed up their house and moved to Bluffton. Ken was lucky to find a job with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles where he was a license examiner until he again retired and came to 123 Drive where he is thoroughly enjoying training students to be safe and responsible drivers. Ken and Kris have five children spread throughout the country.

Ann Marie
Ann Marie is the mother of a soon to be famous baseball player who is headed off to play at Clemson this year.  She has years of experience behind the wheel and the patience of a saint.  You may also see her smiling face at Starbucks on the South end of HH.

Ana
Ana is also a teacher at Hardeeville-Ridgeland Elementary School.  She has a masters degree in education and is fluent in Spanish.  After many years of visiting Hilton Head, she and her family moved to Bluffton from Ohio (go figure!) in 2010.  She has four children and they are all in college.

Randy
Randy is the proud husband of Ana:-) .  He spent most of his professional career working in college athletics at major universities and for the Orange Bowl Committee.  He currently works at Hagemeyer in Bluffton.  He and Ana have three daughters and a son, all in college.

Tara
Tara is the proud mom of one son in college at Charleston Southern University and two daughters at HHIHS.  She and her husband Chuck just moved to Bluffton, though they both work on the island -  Chuck as the Family Pastor at First Baptist of Hilton Head and Tara at Marriott's Hilton Head Sales Gallery.  They both especially love working with teens, so Tara is excited to become a part of teh 123 Drive! family.

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