John Owen graduated as a licensed teacher from Purdue University in 2006, and promptly moved south to Clayton, North Carolina. He has been a teacher for Johnston County Public Schools since 2006, teaching at Riverwood Middle School and Cleveland High School.
He has also coached high school football and golf. John sees the excitement young drivers have, and wants to keep their focus on defensive driving.
Kristine educated and counseled many teens. As a drivers education instructor, she sees herself in a similar role teaching teens to be safe and responsible drivers.
Kristine Messick obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. She worked for 27 years at Wake County Human Services before retiring in 2016. As a public health nurse,
Bill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988 and began his career as an insurance adjuster, responsible for investigating automobile accidents.
In 2000, Bill obtained his law degree from North Carolina Central University. His main area of practice is civil litigation with a focus on accident and insurance disputes.
Bill and Kristine Messick own and operate GPS Driving School. They have been married for 30 years and have 3 children. Their daughters Lauren and Kathryn graduated from Clayton High School in 2011 and 2012. Their son Andrew graduated from Corinth Holders High School in June and is a freshman at NCSU.
Bill and Kristine are licensed drivers education instructors by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.
For the past 9 years, Bill has coached basketball for the Greater Cleveland Athletic Association where he is well-received by players and parents. Bill enjoys coaching young adults and sharing his knowledge and experience with new drivers.