Maier LLC Instructors & Office Staff

Maier LLC has an excellent, knowledgeable staff to assist you in your drivers education. More information about each instructor and our team can be found below.


Al Maier - Owner/CEO & Adult/Teen/CDL/Motorcycle Instructor



  • Over 30 years experience in the Automotive Industry
  • Founded Maier Driver Education School LLC in 2006
  • Earned Driver Education Endorsement from University of St. Cloud / Michigan Traffic Safety
  • Certified to teach Teen, Adult, Motorcycle, & CDL courses
  • Resides in Palms with his wife and has 3 children & 3 grandchildren

Dominic Lewis – Adult, Teen, & CDL Instructor



  • Fifteen years experience as a professional truck driver
  • Volunteer firefighter with the Deckerville Fire Department
  • Earned Driver Education Endorsement from University of St. Cloud / Michigan Traffic Safety
  • Certified to teach Teen, Adult, & CDL courses
  • Resides in Deckerville with his wife and 4 children

Don Shaver – Instructor



  • School teacher for 27 years
  • Teacher at Lapeer Community Schools since 2001
  • Earned Driver Education Endorsement from Central Michigan University
  • Instructing Driver Education since 1999
  • Resides in Kingston with his wife and has 3 children

Harold R. Tarzwell – Curriculum & Marketing Director, Adult/Teen Instructor



  • Former secondary school teacher
  • Earned Driver Education Endorsement from Central Michigan University
  • Employed with Maier LLC since 2008
  • President-Elect of Michigan Driver & Traffic Safety Association (MDTSEA)
  • Resides in Lapeer with his wife, 2 children, and dog, Toby

Holly Roth-Guza – Instructor



  • Secondary teacher at Bad Axe Public Schools
  • Earned Driver Education Endorsement from Central Michigan University
  • Employed with Maier LLC since 2014
  • Enjoys watching & competing in sports – avid golfer
  • Resides in Sebewaing with her husband and dog, Sparty

Jessica Maier – Office Administrator, Adult/Teen Instructor



  • B.S. from Central Michigan University (2005)
  • Former Nature Director for Camp Courageous of Iowa, a camp for children & adults with special needs
  • Earned Driver Education Endorsement from Courtesy Driving School
  • Employed with Maier LLC since 2012
  • Resides in Minden City with her three labs, Angel, Archer, & Aspen

Jim Mahaffy – Instructor



  • Former Power-lifting coach for Deckerville High School
  • Active in 4-H, Sportsmen Ministries at church, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Sanilac Sportsmen Club
  • Recipient of the 2015 Michigan Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (MDTSEA) “New Driver Educator of the Year” Award
  • Earned Driver Education Endorsement from University of St. Cloud / Michigan Traffic Safety
  • Resides in Deckerville with his wife and has 4 children & 3 grandchildren

Joe Partaka – Instructor



  • Proudly served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a SEABEE (combat construction engineer)
  • Was certified as a Technical Training Instructor
  • Earned his Driver Education Endorsement from University of St. Cloud / Michigan Traffic Safety
  • Employed with Maier LLC since 2007
  • Resides in Minden City with his wife and has 2 children & 3 grandchildren

Tony Burton – Instructor



  • School teacher at Brown City Schools for the last 35 years
  • Coached Brown City Varsity Boys Basketball for 25 years
  • Inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) 2015 Hall of Fame
  • Has been a Driver Education Instructor for 22 years
  • Resides in Brown City with his wife and has 3 children & 1 grandchild

Wayne Turmell – Instructor



  • School teacher for over 3 decades
  • Final 31 years of teaching career at Bad Axe High School as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and interim superintendent
  • Coached Varsity Baseball for 30 years and inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001
  • Received Driver Education Endorsement from Central Michigan University
  • Employed with Maier LLC since 2014
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