Scot Smitheehas a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Behavior, and a Masters Degree in Leadership. Scot is recognized by the State of California as an expert in vehicle operations and off road training. He is the lead driving instructor for several police academies, and he teaches EVOC instructor courses. Scot is also trained in counter-terrorist / dignitary protection driving, PIT, and off road vehicle operations. In addition to driving Scot teaches leadership and ethics courses. Scot is the recipient of the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and the Coast Guard Gold Medal for life saving. Click here to read how he saved the lives of seven people while on vacation in Hawaii.
Wes Stanford holds a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and is a veteran of the United States Army, having served four years with the 82nd Airborne Division. Wes has been a law enforcement officer in California since 1995, and a California POST certified Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor since 2001. Wes is also a California certified PIT instructor and off-road driving instructor.
Ron Waterman started his Fire Service career in 1976. He was the Sacramento Fire Department’s lead EVOC instructor. Ron was assigned to the division of training as a full time EVOC instructor from 1998 to 2015. He is also an Academy EVOC instructor for the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Ron is a California POST certified instructor for EVOC, PIT, Skid Car, Off Road driving and Winching, Motorcycles, and Driving Simulators. He is recognized by the State of California as an expert in Commercial Vehicle Operations and is certified by DMV for testing Class A and B vehicles (including Busses). Ron also teaches trailer towing for Class C vehicles.
Dave Storton holds a Master's Degree in Adult Education and has been teaching since 1993. He is recognized by the State of California (POST) as an expert in vehicle operations and off road training. He is a lead instructor for the emergency vehicle operations course (EVOC) at the San Jose Police Academy and the South Bay Regional Academy. He teaches EVOC instructor courses, advanced EVOC instructor courses, off road EVOC, and counter-terrorist / dignitary protection driving. In addition to instructing civilian off road courses and leading off road adventures, he teaches Hollywood stunt drivers at Bobby Ore’s Motion Picture Stunt Driving School. He also teaches leadership / teambuilding, and he teaches other instructors the art of facilitation and adult learning concepts in a POST certified Instructor Development Course. After 30 years in law enforcement, Dave retired in 2012, which has allowed him to devote his time to teaching. Dave has been featured for his driving expertise on Mythbusters, Fox News Channel’s Fox Report with Sheppard Smith, The Discovery Channel, the New York Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Monterey Hearld.
Randy Jackson entered the Fire Service in 1978 and joined the Sacramento City Fire Dept. in 1984. He worked as an engineer for 23 years assigned to both engines and trucks. Randy became involved with training in 1992 as a DMV class A and B examiner. He was also involved in the practical application portion of several engineer promotional tests. Randy worked full time at EVOC and is California Post certified for EVOC instructor, Pit, Off Road, and Winching. He is also a Post certified Sacramento County Sheriffs Dept. as a Motorcycle Instructor.
John Raabe was a lead EVOC instructor for the South Bay Regional Academy at the College of San Mateo and is a POST certified instructor. He is trained in off road EVOC and dignitary protection driving. He is recognized by the State of California as an expert in vehicle operations and off road training. He has been a driving instructor for over 20 years and has trained over thousands of students.