Meet Your Instructors


"I did the 15-5 program with Rich and my class time helped me pass my written test on the first try without any trouble! He is so knowledgeable of the rules of the road and really knows what he's doing. I'm so glad I chose him as a driving instructor!"Matt Sablan - Driving School Student

The owners, Dr. John Kenny and his son Patrick Kenny started Northwest Driving & Traffic School to meet the needs of the community for a friendly, family-oriented approach to drivers ed learning. All of the Kenny siblings, Stephanie, Thomas, Michael and Stephen, are involved in developing the most modern, safe and enjoyable learning and driving experience available in Clark County.

The Kenny Family, founders of Northwest Institutes, is an established education provider in the Las Vegas Valley owning and operating a group of educational institutions including Northwest Career College, Northwest Education, Northwest Health Group, and Northwest Driving & Traffic School. Unlike larger, more impersonal driving & traffic school, Northwest Driving & Traffic School is family-owned and operated.

Frankie FopianoInstructor and Office Administrator

A.A.S. College of Southern Nevada, Auto CAD
Certified Instructor, NV DMV

David CookInstructor

M. Ed Music University of Oregon
B.A. University of Oregon, Music
Certified Instructor, CA DMV
Certified Instructor, NV DMV

Professor Dennis JantzSenior Instructor

M.A. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Educational Leadership
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, English, Psychology and Drama
Certified Instructor, NV DMV

Margaret EstradaInstructor

Certified Instructor NV, DMV

Pedro Lopez-SandovalInstructor

Certified Instructor NV, DMV

Vicki WilliamsInstructor

Certified Instructor NV, DMV

Donnette PetersonInstructor

Certified Instructor NV, DMV

Kia AvantInstructor

Certified Instructor NV, DMV

Christopher GenoveseInstructor

B.A. Rhode Island College, History and Political Science
Certified Instructor, NV DMV

Steve CatronInstructor

M.A. Education/Psychology CSUDH
B.A. Political Science CSUDH
Certified Instructor, NV DMV

Marisa ThomasInstructor

Certified Instructor NV, DMV

Roy JohnsonInstructor

Certified Instructor, NV DMV

Debra SettleInstructor

Certified Instructor, NV DMV

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team members, please call 702-212-5667

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