Our Team Is Reinventing Drivers Education


Executive Director, Mark Allen Having retired from his prior career of 30 years in the automotive industry Mark wanted to take his National & Professional Auto Racing and Training experience to increase the quality and level of driver training in Florida with a focus on both Defensive and Predictive driving.  More
Mark’s training background was initially in performance driving instruction. Having spent most of his time-off from work racing across the US in the SCCA club, national and pro racing series. His background in auto mechanics and vehicle dynamics helped him win multiple Regional, National and Professional Auto Racing Championships. With his first racing championship before the age of 25 he fielded entities in SCCA, IMSA, NASCAR, Rolex, Grand Am, NHRA and NIHRA racing among others where he has claimed championships in Solo, Pro-Solo, Road Racing, Drag Racing and was a top finisher in the Ultimate Street Car Championship multiple times. Mark worked for several performance driving schools including helping with the SCCA national driving schools and early teen safety programs. Performance driver training was a major passion. Mark was available for school and private track-training for up and coming as well as experienced drivers. Whether instructing at a track day at Sebring, Daytona or Road Atlanta or on site for the Porsche-BMW owners club, Corvette Club or Ferrari Challenge it was all about teaching other drivers to get better and learn to predict where the car needed to be and how it was going to respond. "There is nothing more rewarding then teaching someone from behind the wheel to open their senses and see what is coming before it happens” Teaching students to learn to interact with their vehicle and plan so far ahead to be able to predict multiple opportunities for success. After retiring from the auto industry Mark turned his focus to driving education. He combined his performance training background with law enforcement, military and state sponsored DMV management to create something unique that was going to make a difference. We loose too many teens and young adults to driving disasters every day! Our GOAL was to reinvent the driving instruction and driving education programs in Florida and bring them into the 21st century. We would provide real-life driver training in a private semi-traditional drivers education environment that is cost-effective for parents and students while using our proprietary defensive and predictive combination of driver training. Nothing has been more rewarding that taking the knowledge we have shared and helping teens and adults learn to drive safely and have a better chance of surviving today’s hostile driving environment.


John Bolen Minority Owner and Director of Education and Curriculum


John Bolen Minority Owner and Director of Education and Curriculum. Current owner and author of one of only two curriculum’s accepted by the State of Florida to train incoming commercial driving school instructors.  More
Recently retired 30 year certified public school teacher in Physical Education K-12 with an endorsement in Drivers Education. John was the Executive Vice President of Driving School Association of America’s and current South Eastern United States Representative. John also received the DSAA Leadership award in 2009, President’s Award in 2016, and the HB Vinson Visionary Award in 2017 for his development of curriculum and online video programs to enhance the learning and instruction of Drivers Education instructors as well as enhancing overall student learning experiences.
John also owns his own Driving School, which his son Kendall now oversees... a 28 car operation in South Florida that is known across the state of Florida as one of the top notch driving schools in our state.


Certified Driver Instructor Paul Trippy

In 2004, Paul Trippy began working with Founder Mark Allen in the auto industry after gaining his degree in Computer Technology.  More

As an avid performance enthusiast, he followed Mark into the auto racing venue, learning to handle high horsepower corvettes and working in performance training venues.  After years of leadership service in the auto and powersports industries, Paul put his focus into law enforcement.

As an active Florida County Sheriff’s Deputy, he joined our team as our Central Florida Director and is currently our State Director, integrating his law enforcement training to our predictive driving curriculum.


Certified Driver Instructor Dave Childers

Jacksonville/Fleming Island
Baker, Clay, Putnam, Union

With a Degree in Aviation and Aerospace and completion of a successful 24-year Military career in the US Army Dave Childers turned to the motorcycle industry running and operating a series of motorcycle schools in Florida.  More

Seeing an opening in the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to oversee the Florida Rider Training program.

He followed that as a regional and state director of the Driver’s Education and Licensing Program. Dave retired from the DHSMV and joined us to further driving education in Florida as part of our leadership team.


Certified Driver Instructor Mike Greiner

Mike has been involved in motorsports from the age of 9. Racing karts and formula cars across the United States, earning multiple state and national titles. With his own karting business in high school he coached younger drivers to better understand the physics involved and develop their driving.  More

His passion for helping others understand vehicle dynamics and control has helped shape All Florida Safety Institute’s behind the wheel and classroom curriculum; providing a modern, realistic approach that is easy for teens and adults to grasp.


Certified Driver Instructor Alean Valdes

Orlando Metro
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole


Certified Driver Instructor Tyrone Blue

Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra
Duval, Nassau, St. Johns


Certified Driver Instructor Eli Carrero

Palm Coast
Flagler, Putnam


Larry Wagner Area Manager and Supervisor for Sarasota County High School Drivers Education Program


Larry Wagner is an area manager and supervisor for our Sarasota County high school drivers education program. Larry’s philosophy is that driving is one of the most serious endeavors in life. In the last twenty years he has strived to produce the most conscientious, confident and safest student drivers as possible. His expertise has produced highly qualified police officers from every county in the Tampa Bay area. He has also trained law enforcement officers from agencies representing many states around the country, some of which are current trainers, commanders or administrators. More
Larry Wagner, a former assistant chief of police, retired in 2015 as a full time professional trainer of criminal justice officers in the Tampa Bay area. He has a teaching background at technical schools and college programs that varied in areas of: basic, advanced and specialized training courses. As lead driving instructor, at two academies and two major law enforcement agencies, he recalls training was thoroughly enjoyable. His experience training teen drivers has been extremely gratifying especially in Teen Driver Challenge being offered here in Florida. During Larry’s one-on-one training the student driver will learn how distractions, such as texting, could eventually result in a crash and a fatal mistake. “It doesn’t just happen to the other guy!” Paying attention to the road and being alert is extremely necessary for all drivers – young and old. Larry is married and lives in Manatee County with his wife Nancy of 47 years.

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