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About Easy Street Driving School

Easy Street Driving School is all about

  • Friendly and caring driving instructors, who really enjoy teaching teenagers.
  • Creating an environment conducive to learning.
  • Using current teaching techniques as well as the latest drivers safety curriculum.
  • Providing door-to-door pick up and drop off at your home, school, or work place.
  • Customizing flexible driving packages to suit a wide range of needs.
  • Practicing social responsibility through the exclusive use of hybrid vehicles. We are committed to protecting and caring for the environment in any way that we can.

Although we believe in "safety first", we strive to make each lesson positive and fun.

Meet Our Instructors

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Johnathan Rojas

Driving Instructor

It seems that Jonathan was destined to become a driving instructor. His recollection of his own behind the wheel test reveals his inspiration. "...I passed my own behind the wheel test, as a teenager, without receiving any marks. I remember the evaluator at the end of the test saying, "Congratulations! I couldn't have asked for a better ride." She even drew a smiley face on his evaluation sheet!

Thoughts on being an instructor: "I love being an instructor and in many ways I feel it was meant for me. One of the things I love most is that I get to work with students one on one. I think any type of teacher can appreciate the advantages of being able to tailor a learning experience to an individual student's needs. Identifying those needs and helping my students to overcome those obstacles is really fun and rewarding."

Favorite Past Times: Sports, video games, board games.

Favorite Ice Cream: Technically, pistachio frozen yogurt is my favorite, but if you want favorite ice cream I'll have to go with salty caramel crunch.

Favorite Game: I am a very competitive person. As long as I can win, it is my favorite.

Favorite Quote: "Maturity is not being serious all the time, but knowing when to be serious." – an old friend

Mike Moore

Driving Instructor

The son of a truck driver, Mike has had safe driving instilled in him since he was a child. After driving industrial vehicles himself for the last ten years, he's hoping to use the lessons he's learned on the road to help a new generation of drivers.

Thoughts on being an instructor: "Teaching is something I have always wanted to do. I just love passing knowledge on to someone and watching them put it to use. The fact that I get to teach people to drive, a skill they will use nearly every day of their lives, means a lot to me."

Favorite Past Times: Any time I can spend with my family, Netflix, video games, mixed martial arts, baseball

Favorite Ice Cream: Gold Medal Ribbon

Favorite Game: Tecmo Bowl

Favorite Quote: "Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you." – Mel Brooks

Garrett Long

Driving Instructor

Garrett has been blessed with a certain infatuation with learning ever since he was a child. That love of knowledge quickly sprouted into a desire to pass that knowledge on in fun, yet informative ways. Garrett has strived to obtain his teaching credentials, taking on a few jobs directly relating to instruction such as tutoring, after school programs and driving instructing. Now Garrett is rollin’ on Easy Street as yet another relaxed and fun driving instructor, skilled at teaching people how to drive the “Easy Way”.

Thoughts on being an instructor: Seeing the students strive to become better than they are and surpassing their limits gives me one of my greatest joys in life.

Favorite Past Times: Video Games, Tabletop Games, Theological Studies, Swimming, Cooking, People watching at Disneyland.

Favorite Ice Cream: Double fudge chocolate brownie ice cream with hot fudge and gummy bears.

Favorite Game: Tabletop RPGs

Favorite Quote: "Excuses are worth their weight in gold. Work hard, play well, love God, and be better than you were yesterday." - My Grandfather, Robert Creson

Garrett Long

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Meet Our Staff

Renee Duncan

Office Manager

Renee has been working in customer service since 1985 as well as 10 years experience serving alongside her husband Mel in working with Jr. High and High School students.

Thoughts on running a Driving School: "I am always looking for new ways to make learning how to drive safe, fun, and affordable. Here at Easy Street we strive to create an environment that encompasses safety and personal responsibility. We want our students' learning experiences to be positive, and encouraging."

Favorite Past Times: Hanging out with my friends and family; Reading; Shopping; Decorating; Planning Parties

Favorite Ice Cream: Haagen-Dazs Coffee

Favorite Game: Bunco!

Favorite Quote: "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one." – C.S. Lewis

Renee Duncan

Mel Duncan

Director of Operations/Instructor

Mel has been enjoying teaching people of all ages to drive as a licensed driving instructor since 2006. He also has over 15 years experience working with Jr. High and High School students.

Thoughts on running a Driving School: "The process of building Easy Street from the ground up with my wife Renee has not always been "easy" but it's been very rewarding to watch it grow. Renee and I have always been driven by making the process of driving as easy as possible for the student and their loved ones. This core value drives everything we do. From our policies and proceedures we develop, to the new team members we hire, to how we train and support them, we wan't everybody to relax and learn to drive... the Easy Way."

Thoughts on being an Instructor "I continually strive to teach a balance between the joy and responsibility of the driving experience. Driving is dangerous and that is to be respected. Still, driving represents a huge leap of freedom that few milestones in life can compare. Driving is fun and driving lessons should be fun too!"

Favorite Past Times: Dating my Wife; Goofing Around with My Family; Goofing Around with My Friends; Surfing; Hiking; Playing the Guitar and Singing.

Favorite Ice Cream: Baskin Robins Pralines & Cream

Favorite Game: Spikeball/Slammo

Favorite Quote: "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these." – George Washington Carver

Mel Duncan

Sierra Garlinger

Office Assistant

Sierra has six years of experience working with Jr. High and Highschool students. She also has 10 years of voluntary customer service through leading historic tours for museums. She assisted teaching a geology class to Jr. High and High School students for five years.

Thoughts on Easy Street Driving School: “A driving school should narrow the process to achieve your driver’s license down to the easiest steps possible— Easy Street does just that! The office staff strives to answer all your questions and assist you through the process. We also work to make our social media fun and interactive, easy to use, anywhere anytime!”

Favorite Past Times: Writing novels, spending time with family and friends, carriage driving my miniature horse, as well as building carriages.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough

Favorite Game: Archery and games which require horse riding skills to participate.

Favorite Quote: “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” --Bob Ross

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Easy Street is committed to making the process of learning to drive as "Easy" as possible. That's why we offer you ONLINE SCHEDULING where you can complete an short registration process and schedule your lessons in a matter of minutes!

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What Students Say About Us

Easy Street Driving School receives praise in so many ways, from letters, to phone calls after a student passes their DMV test and on social media. These words from our customers are one of the reasons we stay in business and why we enjoy teaching so much!