• Meet Our Team

    All of our driving instructors have an Occupational Driving Instructor License, a license that is obtained throughout the Department of Motor Vehicles after meeting all California State requirements. The State of California requires driving instructors to complete an instructional program for a minimum of sixty (60) hours covering traffic laws and motor vehicle safety. Also, instructors need to pass physical and background tests, have a clean driving record and strong communication skills.
    All our Driving Instructors are employees supervised by the school driving operator, and they are not independent contractors.

    In addition to these driving instructors, our school has additional substitute instructors that are not listed on our website. This helps us to be able to accommodate your needs when is necessary.

  • Ailyn Mejia

    Ailyn is the office manager. She is in charge of answering your questions in regards to the Department of Motor Vehicles driver license applicant requirements. Ailyn is happy to answer your questions, plan your appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. It is important to her that each one of you enjoy a feeling of ease in our office. She holds a traffic violator instructor license as well.

    Spoken languages: English and Spanish

    • Contact me: contact@kanor.net
  • Pamela Barron

    Hi! My name is Pamela Barron. I am a fully qualified instructor and a certified CPR Responder. I know this is the most important time of your life learning to drive. So too is choosing the right driving instructor. I have worked with students of all ages and in all weather conditions. Your in-car instruction in automotive control, defensive driving, and risk management is my area of expertise. I will instruct you on the California Vehicle Code information and the fine motor skills necessary for earning your California driver's license. I look forward to learning with you. So hurry and book your appointment today.

    Spoken languages: English

  • Antonio Brito

    I have been working for Kanor Driving School for over twenty-six years now, I consider this is a very good company to work for in many ways; but more important than anything is that I love what I do, teaching a new driver to be a safe driver. My goal is to prepare students not only to pass the driving test but to prepare them for many unexpected driving situations; I may have to be very strict at times with my students like when I am teaching anything to my own two teens at home; but, when it comes to safety, I believe no one can ever be too careful. I am at your service, and I hope to see you soon behind the wheel! 

    Spoken languages: English and Spanish

  • Kendall Veith

    Hi! My name is Kendall Veith. I hold a bachelor's degree in linguistics from CSULB and lived in Canada for two years continuing my education. I know that learning to drive can be stressful, but being mindful and prepared will help you do your best on the road. I have been practicing driving for ten years and I believe that we are constantly improving. I am supportive and open and ready to help you reach your highest potential!

    Spoken Languages: English


  • Jacob Fields

    Hello, my name is Jacob Fields.  After serving 20 years in the United States Air Force, my family and I retired to California. I enjoy being a driving instructor because it reminds me of my time as an instructor in the military.  In the military, I was trained as a KC-10A instructor/evaluator boom operator as well as a UH-1N “Huey” instructor/evaluator pilot. I take great pride in helping students feel comfortable and at ease behind the wheel so they can learn the critical skills that I am teaching them to become proficient and safe drivers.   
    In my spare time, I enjoy life with my wife and three kids. I have two boys in college, and my youngest son is in middle school. I have a passion for surfing and skateboarding. Also, I love to play my guitar when the waves are bad. 

    Spoken Languages: English

  • Carrie Meek Rios

    Hi, My name is Carrie Meek Rios, and I have over ten years' experience as a driving instructor. I have a background in child development and education. Whether it is helping students become better drivers on the road or in a school setting, I am happy to offer my guidance and years of experience. In my free time, you can find me traveling and spending time with my friends and family. I have many hobbies that I enjoy, but the one that I enjoy the most is baking. A fun fact about me is that before being a driving instructor, I was a preschool teacher.

    Spoken Languages: English

  • Leland Tran

    My name is Leland Tran. I am currently a student at Cal State Long Beach, and in about a year, I will be receiving my Bachelor in Administration of Justice (Criminal Justice). Being able to drive is one thing, but being able to operate the vehicle in the safest way and control the vehicle at all times is a different story. Nothing is perfect, so I will try my very best to help you reach the closest point to perfection. I will be along the way with you, so don't worry. Therefore, let's relax, be patient, and focus. We will nail this test together. 

    Spoken Languages: English and Vietnamese