The staff at our Greeley driving school

About Anshor Driving School

Duane Anderson

Duane Anderson is president of Anshor Driving School.  Grew up in Denver CO. and attended Ranum High School.  He attended Adams State College in Alamosa, CO on a full ride scholarship for football.  After Graduation, and teaching 2 years in Del Norte, he became the Driver's Education instructor for Greeley School District 6 at both Greeley West and Greeley Central for eight years.  Once the district dropped Drivers Education from the curriculum, he founded Anshor Driving School with partner Jerry Short in the fall of 1994. Duane is now the sole owner, has retired after 30 years of teaching, most recently in elementary education, and has been married for 31 years, with 3 fabulous kids.

 

Rita Whiteley

Rita was raised locally and graduated from Greeley Central High School. She left the area for a career in the U.S. Air Force, serving in mostly European and Middle East posts as communications facility trainer and manager.   Upon her retirement from the Air Force in 1995  she returned to Greeley with her family.  She has twenty-seven years experience as Girl Scout and youth advocate leader and is starting her 18th year as Anshor classroom and driving instructor.  Married for 36 years and mother of three, all UNC graduates.

 

Kurt Smith

Hi....I'm happy to be one of the skilled drivers for Anshor Driving School. I have been associated with education and/or coaching since graduating from the University of Wyoming in 1992. I currently teach Physical Education at the elementary level, but have taught students up through high school. My teaching endeavors have taken me from Guam to Arizona, and now back closer to "home" here in Colorado, where I hope to reside for many years to come. When I am not teaching school or teaching safe and proper driving skills to students, I can be found chasing fish about in various local waters. I have been married for almost a quarter of a century to my wonderful wife Kathy. We have 2 school aged children, our son is currently going through Anshor Driving School and our daughter will undoubtedly be an Anshor student sometime in the future.

 

Mark Shepperd

I have lived in Greeley for 38 years. I've been married to my beautiful wife Renee for 14 years and we have four children: Seth (12), Zack (10), JT (8), and Emmalyn (2). I graduated from Greeley West High School. Went to University of Northern Colorado where I earned a bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science. I have earned a MA degree from Colorado Christian University and earned an Educational leadership license from Western Governors University I am currently working on my PhD disertation. I have been a Physical Education, Health and Life Skills teacher for 13 years and have been an instructor at Anshor for  over 3 years. I love soccer and the Denver Broncos.

 

Jodi Anderson

Raised in Del Norte Colorado.  Jodi moved to the Greeley area 27 years ago to teach Reading and English at Platte Valley Junior High in Kersey.  After 15 years at Platte Valley Jodi continued to teach Language Arts at Frontier Academy and Northridge High School.  Jodi currently works as a Weld District 6 Co-ordinator.  Married for 31 years, with 3 adult children, Jodi has played a supportive role in making Anshor a premiere Driver's Education Company since 1994.

 

Ty Morris

I was born in East Chicago and came to Greeley in the late 70's to work for the University of Northern Colorado. I have a B.A. from Western New Mexico University in Social Science and received my M.Ed. from Ohio University in Counseling.

Music has long been one of my special interests and joys. I performed with a group of friends during my school days in East Chicago and continued my interest in college by singing folk music. I continued performing folk music and ballads after college. My musical interests led to a passion for the music of some of my forebears and I listened to the stories and songs shared by my many uncles and aunts when the family gathered together. Some songs I learned by listening to my elders and others through my research into the subject of chain gang songs. I have shared this musical joy with a number of service groups, schools, magazines, television, radio and numerous concerts.

Since retiring from UNC, I have worked at Dayspring Christian Academy as a substitute teacher and at Anshor Driving School. I am active with the Drive Smart program also.

My wife Lois and I have two children, Esther attends the University of Northern Colorado and our son Ben is in high school at Dayspring.

 

Renee Shepperd

Renee was born and raised in Greeley and graduated from Platte Valley High School in 1995.  Renee has been married to her best friend Mark for 14 wonderful years and worked as an at home mom for the past 12 years with her four amazing children.  She joined Anshor in November of 2014 as a Customer Service Rep and helps in the office.  Renee is thankful to be a part of this awesome Anshor family!

 

Kris Klemmer

I am a transplant from Minnesota and have lived in Colorado for over 20 years.  I graduated from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota with an Accounting degree.  After moving to Colorado, I have had quite a varied career - Auditor for the Dept. of Defense, small business owner, full time mom and for the last 8 years, Substitute Teacher in Windsor.  I also teach summer school for kindergarten, first and second grades. I have been married for over 20 years and have three children, one in college and two in high school. I am excited to be part of the Anshor team and will give your young driver the tools they need to be good safe drivers.

 

Shelly Anderson

I live west of Del Norte, CO. on a gorgeous ranch. I have 2 grown kids and a hubby. We like to fish, hike and garden. We also have a couple of heritage Large Black hogs we are raising to breed bringing future little bacon bits for us all to enjoy. I'm retired from USDA where I worked as a Resource Conservationist helping farmers and ranchers with conservation practices on the ground. I enjoy driving students and doing the drive tests nowadays.

 

Eric McRae

I moved to Colorado when I was 5 and lived on a ranch east of Sugar City, Colorado. I Graduated from Otero Junior College with an Associate Arts Degree and then the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors and later a Masters Degree. While I was in the Greeley area with the school district I also taught Driver's Education. I've spent 28 years in educational administration and teaching in various school districts and have coached for 40 years and continue to coach. I now live in Rocky Ford, CO in the same Arkansas Valley that I grew up in. My hobbies include coaching and model trains.

 

Patrick Christensen Jr

I was born in Tarkio Mo and was raised in Garden City Kansas. After Graduation I went to Garden City Community College. In 1992 I moved to Colorado Springs work for Pike Peaks Community College and later went on to graduate from CSU-Pueblo in 1999 with a BS in Recreation Management. I went to work for the Rocky Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America in Pueblo, Colorado and with that job I moved to Fowler Colorado. I now work for Santa Fe Trials BOCES at New Horizon Academy in La Junta Colorado. I have also for the past 10 years been the Assistant High School Football Coach in Fowler and I was the Town of Fowler Mayor for 4 years. I still serve on the Town Board as Mayor pro tem. I'm a Volunteer Fireman &EMT-B+ on the Fowler Rural Fire Protection District and serve as the Fire Chief for the district.

 

Larry Covel

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, I worked in Insurance sales and Airplane marketing for years until relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada where I taught Driver’s Education beginning in 2005. In our Las Vegas school we prepared students for the Nevada State DMV test and taught behind-the-wheel skills to students of all ages 15 1/12 to 81 and from 66 different countries. Married to Renae for 36 years, with 6 children, we recently relocated to Greeley to be close to our grandchildren. Hobbies include shooting and flying fixed-wing aircraft.

 

Kristine Davis

I am a Greeley native and graduated from Aims Community College with an AA degree. My husband and I have been married for 26 years, and we have been blessed with two beautiful  daughters, and four grandchildren.

I have eight years commercial driving experience with School District Six, including mountain and urban training. At the school district, I had the opportunity to teach CDL in the classroom and behind the wheel of a 40' bus. I collaborated with other trainers to develop safe driving techniques to be taught at in-service classes.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of Anshor professional's, so I can pass on the safe driving skills given to me.