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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
(Habla Español)

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:

Owner/Office Advisor

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
 (Habla Español)

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 Supervisor

(Habla Español)
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.


Alondra: Partner/ Office Director 

(Habla Español)
Currently studying Child and Adolescents. 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. 

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Yahaira: Office Supervisor 

(Habla Español)

Yahaira is our youngest employee,  currently a Junior in High School.
She is our part-time office
supervisor part-time. 
She loves shopping,  and is known by "work hard so you can shop harder". 

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