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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 20 years, is a former UPS driver and has been a Tennis Pro for over 20 years.  He and Doreen have two kids, ages 24 and 26.  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 is a long time Bluffton resident.  She is the mother of 3 great kids, ages 13, 20 and 22.  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 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 a pitcher at Clemson.  She has years of experience behind the wheel and the patience of a saint.  You may also see her smiling face at Starbucks inside Kroger.

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 adult children.

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.

Howie recently 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 has recently relocated to Sun City and is married to his wife of 32 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.

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