Our Instructors

We Teach Driving Like Your Life Depends On It

Steve Wallace

BA, Cert. Ed.

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Steve Wallace, the owner of Wallace Driving School, has been teaching people throughout British Columbia how to drive safely and skillfully since 1976.

Steve has been an elementary and secondary teacher in both public and private schools. He coordinated and taught School District 28’s Driver Education program for eight years and he become the first to do so with the driving simulator technology.

To date, Steve has personally taught over 25,000 students how to drive. He now teaches some of the grandchildren of his first driving students!

A certified British Columbia Teacher, Steve is also a member of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

If he’s not in the middle of teaching a lesson in his car, he’ll probably be out in the community delivering a seminar on safe driving or working on his weekly column in the Times Colonist.

Professional Teaching Staff

Brenda Binnie  

Brenda has been a driving instructor for nearly 20 years and holds a class 2 BC Driver's License with Air-Brake endorsement.
In 2010, Brenda drove the Olympic flame across Canada - coast-to-coast!
In addition to teaching safe driving, Brenda is an enthusiastic gardener and artist.

Wade Keeler  

Wade has over five years of driving experience with Wallace Driving Schools. 
A former Sports and Recreation coordinator for Capilano College and Simon Fraser University, Wade is now in the midst of his third career.

John Hawkins  

John has been not only a professional driver, but also a baseball player.
When he is not busy teaching students how to drive safely and well he is busy as a certified baseball coach.

Dave Armstrong  

Dave has been teaching students how to drive at Wallace Driving Schools for nearly four years.
He is an experienced yachtsman and an established realtor in Nanaimo.

Rick Town  

Rick is a graduate of the University of Manitoba.
He is retired from the Royal Canadian Navy where he served as a Captain.

Skip Cronck  

Skip is a former educator and district staff member of Prince Rupert, BC. 
He is a highly ranked former basketball player and nationally certified basketball coach.

Mike Woodcock  

Mr. Woodcock is an established administrator in the provincial government. 
Mike is also a former youth baseball coach.

Wade Greenwood  

Wade’s career experience includes being both a professional chauffeur and a Financial Planner.

Deborah Searle  

Deborah is a former school teacher and has over 20 years of teaching experience.
In addition to her teaching experience, Deb is also a keen cyclist and sailor.

John Ducker  

John is a former deputy police chief and avid photographer.

Kevin Close  

Kevin Close is a professional driver who attended the University of Lethbridge. 
Kevin is also a nationally certified soccer coach.

Lia Versaevel  

Lia is a PhD candidate who was once a top administrator for the Nevada Board of Corrections.

Chelsea Richardson  

Chelsea is a registered BC teacher who is currently developing and delivering aboriginal education for the School District of Victoria.


All of our instructors are both ICBC and GLP approved.

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