Instructors

Meet Our Drivers

 

Beth Beus

Beth Beus is a teacher in the Boise School District. In addition to teaching at Borah High School she coaches volleyball and basketball. She grew up on a farm in Melba Idaho where she was a three sport athlete. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho. 

In her spare time she loves to play in recreational leagues, travel, water ski, and spend time with family and friends.  

 

 

Trevor Morris

Hello, Drivers and families! My name is Trevor Morris and I am a native of Nampa, Idaho, and a 2007 graduate of Nampa High School. After high school, I attended Weber State University where I majored in History Teaching and minored in P.E. Coaching. I am a full time teacher at Nampa High where I teach Physical Education and I've been teaching driver’s education with Phillips Driving School since June of 2017. I am a Father and Husband before all else. My Wife Caitlin and I have been married since July of 2013. We have two children of our own, four year old Alivia and 2 year old Makai. I look forward to the driving experience with you!

 

 

Emilee Crofts

Emilee Crofts has been a behind the wheel instructor for Phillips Driving School since 2013. She is a devoted wife and mother of five beautiful children. She has also been a part-time educator with West Ada School District as a secondary substitute since 2010. When she isn’t busy teaching, she enjoys going to Maui on vacations. Emilee comes highly recommended because she has a fun loving personality that our students really relate well to and appreciate. She has a way of taking the anxiety out of even the most nervous of students and creating a stress-free environment for learning. We are so grateful to have her on our staff and consider her to be a valued part of our driving school family.   

 

 

Debbie Hibbard

I have worked at Nampa High for 16 years and I really love my job working with Special needs students.

In my free time I focus on my three children and two grand-babies.

 

 

Caya Snethen

My name is Caya Snethen. I grew up in Northern Virginia followed by 8 years in the US Army. I had the opportunity to live in Germany and all over the United States. I worked in Emergency Medicine for 12 years. I have now been a History and English teacher at Eagle Middle School for 10 years. I have 4 children. 3 of which are adults with their own families here in the Treasure Valley. I enjoy teaching and instructing behind the wheel very much.   

 

 

Heath McInerney

My name is Heath McInerney and I’m an administrator at Mountain View High School.  I have a wife and two children and feel blessed to have a wonderful family.  My goal is to make driving a learning experience where students build confidence through their progress as a driver.  I look forward to driving your child. 

 

 

Greg Wood

I love working with teen drivers and adults. I have been an instructor for the past 25 years and worked for Phillips Driving School for the last 10 years. I have taught 2 of our 5 children to drive! In my free time I enjoy spending time with our grandkids.  We have 8 grandchildren and our 7th grandson was born at the end of December. I am a sports trivia nut when it comes to football, baseball and basketball. Challenge me with your sport's question!

 

 

Kendrick Lester

Kendrick Lester has been teaching and driving with Phillips Driving School for 5 years. He has taught math and special education in Idaho for 12 years, and currently works with the Idaho State Department of Education as the statewide secondary special education coordinator. Kendrick believes all students can learn and brings a fun and quirky energy to his driving classes. Kendrick also works part time as a comedy hypnotist, is a cat lover, enjoys road trips with his family, has been to 47 US states, and hates cilantro!

 

 

Jason Glover

7th Grade History Teacher at Eagle Middle School

Graduate of Idaho State University

Veteran of the U. S. Army – Medic

I truly love to teach both in the classroom and in the car

Famous quote that I live by is “Carpe Diem”Seize the Day

-Horace

 

 

 

Andy Billington

Andy Billington was born in Bolton, North West England, and has had a very broad driving career. Andy has driven in over 14 different countries from the Philippines to British Columbia Canada, including Middle East and Europe. The longest drive he undertook was to drive from Mersin, South Eastern Turkey to Bolton England; a
journey of 2,700 miles back in 1982 at the age 26. During his time with the British Police Service, Andy passed the British Institute of Advanced Motorist's "Advanced Drivers" test, the standard used for Police Driving. Andy came to the USA for the first time in 1992 immediately falling in love with Boise, the treasure valley and Idaho in general, determining at that time that "One day I will live here". He returned to Boise for vacation every year after that and became an honorary member of "The Idaho Mule Association" thus fulfilling his passion for "Outdoor Idaho". In 1999, while on vacation, he met his wife to be, Presie, at St. John's Cathedral in Boise. Andy had been living and working as the Technical Manager for a large Saudi Hygiene Company since 1997, and after marrying Presie in 2001 in San Diego CA, he brought her to Saudi Arabia to start married life. Here they had two children, Lawrence, born in Jeddah K.S.A. and Kailey born in the Kingdom of Bahrain. After Andy had completed 16 years in the K.S.A., and during 2013 he moved the family to Meridian Idaho to start a new life in the valley he had fallen in love with some 21 years earlier. Presie, a Registered Nurse, joined the State of Idaho Health & Welfare, and Andy joined Phillips Driving School as an Instructor and enjoys every minute. "The diversity of students is huge, and the challenges many but the rewards are great, it's fun and very interesting indeed, certainly not as scary as you might think!"

 

 

Phillip M. Hoesing

Phillip M. Hoesing, a native of Harlan, Iowa, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music magna cum laude from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and is a 2001 suma cum laude graduate of Harlan High Community High School. Since 2009, he has been Director of Bands at Nampa High School, where he teaches concert band, wind ensemble, music theory, three curricular jazz big bands, marching band, and percussion studies. He began teaching in the Red Oak (Iowa) Community Schools in January 2006, where he conducted the high school concert, pep, marching and jazz bands, as well as 6th grade beginning band classes for low brass, high brass and percussion. Prior to teaching in Red Oak, Mr. Hoesing student taught in the Independence (Iowa) Community School District during the 2005 fall semester.

Mr. Hoesing performs actively on tenor and bass trombones; he is currently the bass trombonist for the Boise Modern Jazz Orchestra, and has enjoyed recent performances with Boise Straight Ahead, Phantasmagoria, Treasure Valley Concert Band, ceremonial brass quartets, and other jazz groups in the Treasure Valley. As principal bass trombonist of the Luther College Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Jazz Orchestra, he toured extensively in the United States as well as internationally in Japan, China, the Dominican Republic, and Austria. He has also served on the faculty or staff of the Dorian Summer Music Camps, Independence Jazz Camp, and the Iowa Ambassadors of Music on their 2008 European tour. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed attending and presenting at many conferences, including a speaking engagement at the 2007 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Hoesing is a member of the Idaho Music Educators Association, National Education Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Beta Kappa.

 

 

Raylene Durrant

Hello my name is Raylene Durrant. I have a 22 year old daughter named Mikayla and three crazy dogs! I have worked for Nampa High School, as a Security person since 2006, excluding two years that I worked for the Nampa Police Department, as a Community Service Officer. While at Nampa High I have coached girls and boys basketball, coed and girls volleyball, coed softball and girls soccer. At the Nampa Police Department I was dispatched to calls and ran the Community Service Kid Diversion Program. Currently I'm employed as a Driving Instructor for Phillips and Security for Nampa High. I feel very lucky and fortunate to work with teenage students all these years, and hope to contribute to their learning and safety, even if its in a small way.

 

 

Josh Quichocho

Hello, my name is Josh Quichocho, I was born and raised Boise where I currently live with my wife and daughter. I attended Boise State University, where I earned a bachelor's degree in communication and a certificate in public relations. Once graduated, I spent five years working in low-income housing as a Resident Service Coordinator, then Resident Service Manager. While there I developed and managed our resident service programs and oversaw operations. During that time I also managed an afterschool program and found a love for teaching. After earning my teaching certificate, I started teaching middle school science with the Nampa School District.

 

 

Jesus Gomez

Originally from California, our family moved to Idaho in 2005. I began teaching at East Valley Middle School as a 6th grade Science teacher since then. I have a BA in Liberal Studies from CSU Bakersfield and a MA in Bilingual Education from Boise State University. I love spending time with my family going road trips, camping, going to the movies, and hanging out at the pool.

 

 

Leola Stout

Leola Stout has heard comments from people that she has nerves of steel or that she is extremely patient. She is a drivers education instructor who cares and works with students, from 14 1⁄2 to adults and has been successfully teaching for 19 years. She believes that all students can be taught to be defensive drivers. First, by learning the rules of the road and second, through a conscience effort on their part, to apply those rules to driving.

Her greatest success has been that of a wife and mother. She has been married to, Morris, her sweet husband for 45 years, no I'm not kidding you. She is also the mother of six children and 17 grand children. Leola Stout holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University San Marcos in 1995. Then she continued on to graduate, the next year, with her teaching credential for middle to high school students. She has endorsements in natural science, history and social studies. After moving to Idaho, and upon the completion of the, required course at BSU, in 1999, she then added drivers education. She has been teaching in the treasure valley since then.

 

 

Nick Bishop

I am married with 5 children, all grown (3 girls, 2 boys). I have 7 grandchildren, 2 boys, 5 girls. I hold an Idaho teaching certificate. I was head soccer coach at Nampa High School for 3 years. I have been teaching drivers education for almost 12 years and have trained an estimated 1400 student drivers. I spend my spare time fly fishing, fly tying or gardening.

 

 

Tara Dean

My Name is Tara Dean and I have had the great opportunity to work for Phillips Driving School as a Classroom Teacher. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and I hold a current Idaho Teaching Certification. Presently, I started up my own business and run a Preschool during the school year. I also, periodically substituting in the classroom for Phillips Driving School during the year and teach for them in the summer months. I love teaching Drivers Education and helping students understand that driving is a privilege and with that privilege comes great responsibility. My goal is to equip every student with this knowledge, along with confidence, and teach them the required skills to ultimately become a safe defensive driver.

 

 

Katherine Killin

I was born in Washington state, then lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area for fourty years. I have two grown children, and three grandchildren who are my pride and joy. I have driven city buses, school buses, church buses and  coaches. I have 20 years of experience teaching Driver's Education, both in the private sector and through the high schools. My passion is teaching people to drive. Specializing in teaching those with high anxiety and mild forms of Autism. I am also a Nanny for a family who have children with special needs. I love dirt bikes, camping and river rafting. I also love to learn and practice sign language, having taken one year of ASL at  CWI in Idaho.