Driving MBA Adult & Teen Courses in Scottsdale, AZ

We opened our first facility in November of 2003 in response to the senseless deaths that were occurring in our hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. Our driver training programs are designed to reduce the risk and magnitude of death, injury and property damage caused by teenage drivers. We accomplish this through a comprehensive approach to driver training, combining the use of state of the art simulators, on-road instruction and classroom to teach students how to drive through experience in a no-risk environment. We treasure customer relationships, and we provide customers with experiences that have lasting value. We make commitments with care, and we do what we say we are going to do.
  • Adult Courses
  • Defensive Courses
  • Teen Courses
Contact Information
Phone Number (480) 948-1648
City Scottsdale, AZ
Zip Code 85260
Address 9089 East Bahia Drive #102
Professional Associations and Certifications
  • Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau
Key People
Maria Wojtczak
Maria Wojtczak
Co- Founder
Maria has over 20 years of organization development experience working with a wide range of organizations. In addition to the use of traditional organization development techniques, she is highly skilled in large systems change and organization learning, with formal training in both specialties. She has extensive experience in the field of adult learning concepts, and in the design and facilitation of adult learning experiences and interventions at all levels, and sizes of organizations.
Richard Wojtczak
Richard Wojtczak
Co- Founder
Richard has over 30 years of diversified information systems experience and over 20 years of management experience within the automotive industry. His experience in Information Technology provides him with a solid appreciation of the possibilities for application of high technology tools. He brings a solid business background and possesses an MBA. Richard has training and practical experience in Organization Development and has consulted with diverse companies in the general area of organization development, including strategic planning, executive and team development, and skill building. Richard is highly skilled in problem analysis and change implementation.
Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan
Curriculum & Instruction Lead
Kathleen has 12 years of experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including seven years in the public school system. She has experience in special education as well as working with cross categorical special needs students. Her goal is to individualize instruction to meet and support all students. She places a high emphasis on establishing rapport with students by creating a safe learning environment that facilitates the students' learning process. Kathleen has been with Driving MBA since it's inception. She has been instrumental in developing programs and adaptations to programs to meet the needs of students and she is particularly adept at working with students with special needs.
Jeff Austin
Jeff Austin
Beginner & On-road Program Instructor
Jeff Austin was born in Texas and moved to Arizona when his father transferred to Phoenix in 1969. He received a difficult lesson in the dangers of driving when his older sister was killed by a drunk driver while visiting the family from her home in California for her 20th birthday. Jeff started at the bottom, cleaning sewers on the weekends through high school, dreamed of being an architect after watching too much Brady Bunch as a child, and finally completed a Bachelor's in Psychology at Arizona State University in 1989.
Art Eckstat
Art Eckstat
Defensive Driving Program Instructor
Art is a retired automotive and aerospace engineer with multiple engineering and business degrees including an earned doctorate. Art has been teaching defensive driving classes for over 8 years in Arizona with the goal of making our roads safer for everyone. He joined Driving MBA for the opportunity to further this goal by teaching and evaluating defensive driving techniques to both new and experienced drivers utilizing our state-of-the-art simulators. Art also serves as a consultant and expert witness in engineering, business, and product liability matters. He was honored as a Contributor to Aviation History at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in 1997.
Linda Hulverson
Linda Hulverson
Classroom Instructor
Linda was born in Wisconsin and moved to Arizona after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1985, with a Bachelor's of Business Degree in Business Administration. While attending Arizona State University for her Post Baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education she worked in the pool industry. In 1995, she received her Post Bac degree and has been teaching in the public school system in Arizona for 16 years. She received her master's degree in Elementary Education in 1999 from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She is also a certified CPR and First Aid training instructor as well as a swimming instructor. Linda has one son, Matthew, who has just entered the navy.
  • DrivingMBA Founders Message
    DrivingMBA Founders Message
    Rich and Maria started DrivingMBA to change the way driver training is taught in the United States. With so many teenage drivers loosing their lives in car accidents something needs to change and it starts with driver training. It has been their mission to raise the conscience level of parents about...
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