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Mike MadaferriMike Madaferri

I started driving trucks back in 1972. Since my father was also a truck driver I decided to become one as well. In 2012 the Canandaigua Driving School asked me to become a CDL instructor for them and I agreed. I thought that I could pass what I learned to other inspiring students. When I am not teaching new CDL driver’s I enjoy outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with my family.

 

Fred ChurchFred Church

I started driving tractor trailed back in 1974. I was raised in a family of truckers and heavy equipment operators. Really I was pressured into it, but trucking has been good to me. About several years ago I became an instructor. The owner of Leonard’s express, Kent Johnson, asked me to help him start a driving school and I’ve been here since then. When I’m not out on the road with new students I enjoy gardening and any time I can get with my grandchildren.

 

Alan GrangerAlan Granger

As a high school teacher, I enjoyed teaching and being a Driver Education Instructor during the summer allowed me to continue to work with students in a different environment than the classroom. I still do teach Driver Education part time after school at both Pittsford Sutherland and Webster Thomas High Schools. I became a certified Driver Education Instructor in 1999 and began teaching at Sodus HS during the summer. I was the initial Driving Instructor hired by the Canandaigua Driving School when it was started. In my spare time enjoy playing golf and working on various home projects.

 

Nathanael WoodworthNathanael Woodworth

I fell in love with Formula One Grand Prix racing from a young age. Ever since then driving, especially racing, have become a passion of mine. I became a driving instructor to share my passion with others who also enjoyed driving. My career started at the Skip Barber Racing School in 1989 as a Pro Series mechanic which later developed into an instructor for the racing school. When I am not teaching students to drive safely I also present and facilitate at auto shows as well as other automotive marketing events across the country. While I focus on driving fast on the race track my main focus is teaching others to drive well and to drive safe.

 

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