Advantage Driving School's driving instructors and employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated. We work to make you feel confident on the road and ready to pass your driving test!
Scott Santos, CFO and Partner, has been a “car guy” his whole life. While attending Lenape High School, Scott bought his first car - a Mustang GT. After graduation, he went on to get his bachelors degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University. Scott finds the challenges of being a small business owner rewarding, and enjoys working with customers, students and employees. In fact, Scott is the owner of Advantage Auto Service, sister company to the Advantage Driving School.
When he’s not driving cars and trucks, Scott’s passion is cycling. An avid cyclist, he is currently in training to compete in triathalons. Scott currently resides in Delran, NJ
Dream Cars: The 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra and the McLaren F1.
Mike Jamison, Supervising Instructor and Partner, was originally from Pennsauken, but has been a long time resident of Cinnaminson. A driving instructor for over 15 years, Mike has logged thousands of hours behind the wheel with students. Mike has a true passion for teaching, and places a special emphasis on defensive driving. According to Mike, he is rewarded by seeing an inexperienced student transform into a confident driver.
Mike trades in four-wheels for two, as a Harley Davidson enthusiast. He also plays drums.
Current ride: Ford Bronco
Danielle Gillardon, has been an authorized agent with Advantage Driving School since 2010. She is from Cinnaminson, and now lives Palmyra. Danielle attended Burlington County College. She works as medical receptionist when she’s not teaching driving instruction. Danielle's dog, Peanut, a chihuahua/papillon mix, may be found riding shotgun on drives to the shore.
First car: A 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible.
After graduating from college, Scott Craig worked for the State of Ohio as an Activity Therapist for the intellectually disabled. He returned home to New Jersey in 1977 and worked for 4 years as a driving instructor until becoming a Probation Officer for the State of New Jersey. Scott retired from working with the State after 30 years. At that point, he made a decision to go back working at something he knew and enjoyed – teaching driving. Scott Craig has been a driving instructor with Advantage Driving School for the last 4½ years. He currently lives in Cinnaminson with his wife and daughter.
Favorite car: old Ford T-Bird
Joanne is originally from Willingboro. A natural born teacher, Joanne got her first taste of instruction while working in law enforcement where she taught a variety of programs, from self-defense to defensive driving. After leaving the police department, Joanne went on to teach report writing, field investigation and patrolling at an amusement park. Later, she became an instructor at a truck driving school. Since retiring, Joannne has put her teaching skills to good use as an Advantage Driving School instructor. Her hobbies include crocheting, golfing and walking with her two dogs.
Favorite car: Mustang GT
Celeste has been an instructor with Advantage Driving School since 2011. Her experience includes teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. Celeste currently teaches pre-school in Moorestown. A resident of Mt. Laurel, Celeste spends her down time reading, walking, watching movies and doing crossword puzzles. Celeste enjoys spending time with family and freinds, and she is a supporter of the Special Olympics.
Favorite car: Reliable Hondas
David has been the friendly phone voice of Advantage for over a year. He provides information and sets ups appointments for instructors and clients. He also works with our sister company, Advantage Auto Service. David has a degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan University. In his free time, Dave enjoys running. He currently lives in Medford NJ.
Favorite car: Dodge Challenger Hellcat