Our Amazing Crew
My passion for what EDI stands for would have little value if not for our team of instructors. I have assembled what I like to call "The Dream Team". Each instructor brings new challenges and perspective to the learning process.
I have included contact information for instructors, however this should only be used for last minute scheduling changes or issues. Instructors cannot schedule driving hours over the phone, this must be done via the student portal. For all other questions, please use our contact link above or call 507-993-2708
Founder of EDI
I built EDI from the ground up in 2009, the year my Twin Daughters were born. After spending 7 years as a Deputy Sheriff and seeing the need for safer drivers on our roads I wanted to create something to help all parents feel more confident when their teen becomes a solo driver. Driver's education has a poor image because so many programs are not providing the level of education your teen needs. I care about your teen's safety and the base of education they need to lower their risk as a teen driver.
I also firmly believe a program should evolve with the new challenges drivers face. With my experience and feedback from my instructors we are always looking for ways to build stronger drivers. Complex driving tasks like "over-steer and under-steer become second nature for students when they understand it. The physics of driving as well as understanding technology and its function is another important component to our program.
We will always be your best choice because we continuously mold our program around the needs of our students and parents. Please contact me with any questions or comments.
The Glue That Keeps It All Together!
Rochester Lead Instructor
2010 EDI Alumni comes back to educate a New Generation. Sam has worked his way up to being an integral part of this team as Lead.
Alexi has been with EDI the longest and is committed to Building Safe Drivers. He is our primary Classroom Instructor and almost all EDI students know Alexi for his fun demeanor and straight forward education.
Dover/Eyota Driving Instructor
The King of Dover/Eyota Driver's Ed :)
Aaron is a top notch young man who is sharp and is able to explain things in a way that build understanding. An excellent instructor.
Fun and relatable, Jimmy puts his heart into this position and wants to see our Students thrive!
Knowledgeable and fun, students feel at comfort with Derek from the start to the end.