Driver Education Instructors

Meet the Driver Education Team of Drive This Way Driver Training. Every one of our team members takes driver education very seriously. Our goal is to help keep you, your family, and friends safe on our roads. Serving Roanoke VA, Lynchburg VA, Christiansburg VA, Botetourt County, Bedford County and everywhere in between.

Drew Owens

General Manager, Driving & Classroom Instructor

When you call Drive This Way most likely you'll be talking with Drew. He runs the day-to-day operations in the office. He is happy to help with any questions or scheduling needs.

Ashby Owens


Ashby Owens has worked in the insurance industry for the last 23 years. Prior to moving into the insurance arena; he was a police officer and police investigator for over 7 years. Ashby has vast experience in applying Virginia Traffic regulation in civil and criminal processes. He is excited to share his experience and knowledge with his students.

Kenzie Coffey

Office Manager

Ashley McDaniel

Driving & Classroom Instructor

Ashley McDaniel has worked with Drive This way for 4 years. She graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration and received her teaching license in Health and Physical Education, and Driver's Education. Ashley also has her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. She has 9 years of experience teaching driver's education, and also teaches at Northside Middle School.

Kelly Newman

Driving & Classroom Instructor

Kelly Newman is originally from Connecticut. She moved here and graduated from Roanoke College. She has taught Health and Physical Education at Roanoke County Schools for 22 years. She has three children, a dog, and a cat.

Rico Kyle

Driving & Classroom Instructor

Amanda Teer

Driving & Classroom Instructor

Amanda Teer has been teaching drivers' education since 2017. She has been teaching in public schools for 16 years and has taught PE, health, art, social studies, and special education. She has experience with students of all ages including adult education and those with disabilities.

Shirley Snidow

Driving Instructor

Lynchburg driving instructor and coordinator.

Sarah Cutwright

Driving and Classroom Instructor