Meet our Team 

At The Academy of Driving we have a team of professional, qualified and patient instructors that offer competent driving instruction in a fun yet safe environment.
Be the best or drive like the rest! 

Mauricio Arce: Owner/Operator
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After serving the DMV as an LRE for over 30 years, Mauricio opened up The Academy of Driving after seeing the need for new safe drivers. He convinced his son, Joshua to join ranks and together they run AOD as their family business. Mauricio only instructs part-time and spends his free time with his wife Lenda.

No longer taking new students.


Joshua Arce:


Joshua is Mauricio’s son. He has been working for the family business since 2013. Not only does Joshua teach driving but he is also the Office Director. Joshua is dedicated to teach his students to be safe and responsible after surviving a horrific accident when he was 19 years old. He stays motivated to keep such things from happening to others. 


Carlos Flores: Partner/Instructor
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Carlos has been a partner for The Academy of Driving for over 3 years. Previously having 35 years working as a pressman, he is excited to be teaching students how to drive. Carlos is our soft spoken instructor, he specializes in teaching nervous nellies how to get their license. When Carlos is not instructing, he enjoys spending time with his family or working on DIY home projects. 

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Marissa Galindo:  

Instructor/Office Coordinator

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After retiring from being a cheerleader/coach and soccer player from Foothill High, she is now studying to become an RN at Sacramento State. When Marissa is not obsessing over her dog Brody and new puppy Bane she is spending time with her family. Not only does she enjoy making tamales with her grandma but she also loves to play video games with her siblings. She is a huge fan of the Giants, Kings, and 49ers.

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Roxanne Flores: Part-Time Instructor
The Academy of Driving is proud to brag about our instructor Roxanne, who not only has a Class C but also a Class B license. Before she was a driving instructor she was driving tour busses in Alaska. Currently a full-time student in Hawaii, Roxanne is back to working with us during every break she has. 
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Jonathan McGinnis: Part-Time Instructor 
Jonathan is our new instructor for The Academy of Driving. He is from Los Angeles CA, go Dodgers! He enjoys playing guitar and producing music. He's known as our spiritual warrior due to his calm reassuring demeanor. He is a father of two a boy and a girl, and values his family. Jonathan loves pineapple pizza and loves to chill at the beach.

Alondra: Office Director 

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Currently studying to be an athletic trainer. Alondra only works at AOD part-time. Alondra attends Sacramento State and is studying full time. When she has a moment to herself, she spends time with her family and friends and is a Bad Bunny super fan. 


Kylee: Office Supervisor 
Ms. K is our office supervisor aka Alondra's assistant. Kylee is enjoying the arrival of her first born son with her fiancé. When she gets a little time to herself Kylee is either binge watching a new show or whipping up something delicious. 


Yahaira: Office Coordinator 

(Habla Español)

Currently in high school with sights on college, Yahaira is trying to learn as much as she can in our business to better her resume. During her free time she is either watching tiktok videos, shopping with her sister or munching on some yummy chick-fil-a 

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    Marsena: Office Coordinator 
Prior to joining our office staff team, Marsena had her Class A and Class B license. As a mother she enjoys spending time with her little Princess and family. Marsena will soon be in process to becoming a driving instructor for AOD.