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Award Winning Employees

 

Staff members from DDA were recently awarded for their hard work and dedication to helping our students achieve their career goals.

Shane Rice

 

Shane Rice – CVTA Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock.

Shane Rice Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock

For more information on the CVTA Instructor Certification program, please click here.

Bryan Okvath

 

Bryan Okvath – CVTA Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock.

Bryan Okvath Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock

For more information on the CVTA Instructor Certification program, please click here.

Bill Dowdy

 

Bill Dowdy – CVTA Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock.

Bill Dowdy - Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock

For more information on the CVTA Instructor Certification program, please click here.

Richard Joyce

 

Richard Joyce – CVTA Certified Instructor at DDA Little Rock.

Richard Joyce - DDA Little Rock instructorRichard came to DDA with 18 years of truck driving experience, and over 3.5 million miles on the road. He has been a Master level CVTA instructor since December 2015. He teaches 1st time shifters and advanced shifting.

Richard has been married to his wonderful wife since Jan 4th, 1974. Together they have two kids and two grandsons. One day, he and his wife would like to retire to the mountains of North Arkansas.

For more information on the CVTA Instructor Certification program, please click here.

Cliff Welch

 

Cliff Welch – CVTA Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock.

Cliff Welch – CVTA Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock.Cliff started his career with DDA in April of 2015 and has completed all required training to become a Master Certified Instructor.

After graduating from Caddo Hills High school in 1986 he enlisted in the United States Air Force as a crew chief. He left the Military in early 1990 to pursue his passion for driving, and enrolled in the Amitech Driving Academy. He completed driving school in the fall of 1990, and began a driving career that would span over 2 decades.

Cliff found a home at Transport Distribution Company in Joplin, where he worked 10 years. He left TDC to pursue a local job where he would be home on a daily basis allowing him to spend more time with his family.

Cliff and his wife Kathy were married in 1991 and have one son named Eric. Cliff’s hobbies include Motorcycles, 4-wheelers, and riding roller coasters with his son.

For more information on the CVTA Instructor Certification program, please click here.

George Beers

 

George Beers – CVTA Certified Instructor at DDA Little Rock.

George Beers - DDA Little Rock instructorGeorge started as an instructor with DDA Little Rock in December 2010. He has driven for numerous companies such as Maverick, TCSI Transland, and Prime Inc. prior to coming to DDA as an instructor.

George is a veteran of the US Army where he served as Military Police. He was also a deputy sheriff for Greene County. MO, and also worked for the Arkansas State Prison System for 10 years.

When George isn’t working he spends a lot of time as a Volunteer Firefighter. As the Engineer, he drives and operates the engine and is responsible for all the equipment on it. His hobbies include working on cars and working with anything mechanical.

For more information on the CVTA Instructor Certification program, please click here.

Stephen Grandon

 

Stephen Grandon – CVTA Certified Master Instructor at DDA Little Rock.

Stephen Grandon – CVTA Certified Instructor at DDA Little Rock.Stephen has been driving for 30 years, 15 of them were with FedEx. He has been with DDA for 3-1/2 years and has completed all required training to become a Master Certified Instructor.

Stephen is 68 years old. He enlisted in the navy and is a Vietnam Veteran. He enjoys reading, especially about current science development. He is happily married with 2 children and 2 grand children.

For more information on the CVTA Instructor Certification program, please click here.

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