Bob is the founder of S.O.D.E. and has been an educator of driving instruction for nearly 30 years.  He was a certified public school teacher with twenty years of special education experience and recently retired in order to place all of his focus on Southern Oregon Driver Education, Inc.  Bob is committed to the instruction of youth and adults to ensure our roads are safe and drivers have a lifetime of crash-free driving.  He enjoys working with our youth and thrives on their success.

Bob Jones - Owner, Senior Training Instructor & Third Party DMV Examiner


Helen Jones - Owner, Administrator & Classroom Instructor


Helen has the heart of a teacher and is passionate about educating our teens and keeping them safe on the roads.  She is currently serving a 3 year term on the Driver Education Advisory Committee for ODOT - Traffic Safety Division.  Prior to teaching driver education, she was a certified middle school teacher.  In addition, she has been a swim instructor for 30+ years.  When not teaching she enjoys hiking and exploring with her husband, 8 daughters and their families.

Doug Reed - Instructor & Third Party DMV Examiner


Doug has taught high school math and science for more than 20 years.  He began his career in Southern California before moving with his wife and four children to the Rogue Valley in 2007.  He has always enjoyed working with teens and is excited to have been with the S.O.D.E., Inc. family since Fall 2014.

Tim Rupp - Instructor & Third Party DMV Examiner


Tim grew up in the Rogue Valley and has been in the field of education for 26 years, both as a teacher and an administrator.  He got his first taste of driver education working in Roseburg in the 1990's and has always been interested in teaching students how to be safe drivers.  He is excited to be a part of the S.O.D.E., Inc. team of excellent instructors and to be providing a meaningful and engaging curriculum to students. 

Lorenzo Ridley - Instructor & Third Party DMV Examiner


Lorenzo is a unique and passionate young man with a go-getter spirit to match.  He has one year of Logistics Education at the University of Anchorage, Alaska and has started his own part-time delivery business in Medford, OR.  He has a natural gift for teaching and enjoys helping others.  This is his first opportunity in a professional teaching setting, and with his amount of confidence he knows he will prove his self-worth and make S.O.D.E., Inc. proud.

Travis Dick - Instructor


Travis has taught middle school math for over 20 years in the Rogue Valley. He started at Eagle Point Middle School in 1998 and has been at Hedrick since 2005.  Working with teens has always been enjoyable for him.  He enjoys teaching teens safe driving techniques in S.O.D.E., Inc.'s classroom.

Amanda Boster - Instructor

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Amanda is a proud mom of 3 teenage boys who have kept her very busy.  However, with one in college and two right behind, her mom "responsibilities" are decreasing.  She has been teaching PE and coaching since 1995 and has been teaching in Medford since 2005.  She enjoys observing teens learn and become successful at new skills. She believes driving is one of the most important skills we teach our kids.  Amanda is very excited to join the S.O.D.E., Inc. team and help more students be confident, safe drivers not only for themselves but for others around them. 

Michael Gomez - Instructor & Third Party DMV Examiner


Michael's Bio - coming soon

Dan Clark - Third Party DMV Examiner 


Dan has been  a driver education instructor for several years and is now employed as a Third Party DMV Examiner with us.  He is currently conducting Third Party DMV drive tests in our Hillsboro location. 

Casey Hammer - Instructor in Training


Casey is a loving father of two, who has a passion for teaching and learning over the last 10 years.  He began as a martial arts student and eventually a teacher who has grown to appreciate and adapt to students of all ages.  He loves what he does and considers himself a lifelong learner.  He considers himself blessed to be a part of such an incredible team.  He greets every day with heavy optimism and does what he can to generate a smile!

Angela & Denell - Acuity Specialist and Driver Ed Coordinator

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Angela - Bio coming soon

Denell - Denell has a wide range of office experience, and many years working in customer service & with teens.  She grew up in Alaska and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - both states are near to her heart, but she loves the weather and people in Oregon.  She is passionate about helping people and simplifying processes and communicating effectively.  She is very excited to be a part of the S.O.D.E. team and assist in the mission of "peace of mind" that driver education creates.

Employment Opportunities -
Southern Oregon Driver Education, Inc. is always looking for top quality individuals with a strong commitment to customer service and people who enjoy teaching. 
Send your resume to: or give us a call (541)499-0132.