Ian Mason

Ian Mason

Ian is a retired Police Officer with over 30 years’ experience in General Duties and Highway Patrol. He has been delivering safer driver education to young people as part of the Drive 4 Life team for more than five years, and his knowledge of road safety results in many parents requesting Ian be the instructor for their child.

Paul Stevenson

Paul Stevenson

Prior to joining Drive 4 Life, Paul was a Community Driver Mentor with the Road Safety Office of Tamworth Regional Council. Paul has been a licensed driving instructor for over three years, delivers the Safer Drivers Course, and frequently travels to rural and remote communities to deliver driving instruction to job seekers.

Troy Matheson

Troy Matheson

Troy comes to the Drive4Life team with 25 years driving experience.

For the last three years, Troy has been working as a support worker for a disability service in Tamworth.

Troy's personal goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity and confidence to obtain a drivers licence.

He also believes in the importance of our learner drivers having the correct tools to best manage a car safely on the road. 

Dale Duncan

Dale Duncan

Dales teaches automatic transmission around Tamworth, Quirindi, Gunnedah, Manilla and Barraba.

Victor Ford

Victor Ford

With a mechanical sounding name like Victor Ford, it is not any wonder that after 25 years with NSW Police, Victor found himself ….working in cars. For the past seven years Victor has been synonymous with driver training in the Upper Hunter, giving over 3800 driving lessons to more than 1200 students. As with everything, people come to driver training with a broad range of abilities, skills and learning paces. Victor’s teaching structure takes differences into account, and his program serves to systematically take every individual through each stage of learning to drive.

With a rock solid lessons-to-licence strike rate, Victor has be known to teach whole families how to drive. “It’s always a big moment when people get their licence” said Victor when asked what he loves about teaching people to drive “there’s been times when I have taught all the kids in the one family over the years”.

Lessons begin with building a foundation for driving, move into traffic skills, followed by a component which is dedicated to teaching the skills required for low risk driving.

After some early years in Sydney, Victor transferred to Scone 30 years ago and hasn’t looked back. A well known, highly respected and recognisable character in the Upper Hunter, Joblink Plus couldn’t be happier that he has joined the team.

Mat O’Hehir

Mat O’Hehir

Mathew has over 30 years driving experience; most recently he was a school bus driver. He enjoys helping students of all ages achieve safer driving habits, and giving them the confidence and skills to help obtain their provisional drivers licence. He enjoys the positive feedback from students when giving simple tips and instructions to achieve tasks they were once nervous about carrying out.

Mat delivers driving lessons throughout the Far West Orana region, including Dubbo, Wellington, Warren, Coonamble and Coonabarabran. 

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