Michael Cummings

I worked 22 years in law enforcement — 17 years as a Deputy Sheriff and five years as a Sheriff’s Sergeant. I was a member of a tactical team both as a deputy and as it’s Sergeant. I have extensive training in both specialized weapons and tactics, as well as, tactical driving skills. I’ve been a law enforcement skills instructor for over 19 years, and a certified law enforcement driving instructor for over 15 years. I instruct and certify new law enforcement driving instructors and instruct advanced driving skills to already certified instructors. I am certified to instruct off-road operations, specialized driving techniques in inclement weather, and tactical driving skills as well. I have been a behind-the-wheel instructor for almost two years, have instructed civilian defensive driving courses, and am a DVM certified BOST tester.

I was a member of the Colorado Peace Officers Standards in Training (POST) as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in law enforcement driving skills for eight years. I founded the Colorado Law Enforcement Driving Skills Association (a nonprofit) in 2015 and continue to instruct and certify members of the law enforcement community in a variety of driving and tactical skills. I am currently the Chairman and Training Coordinator for CLEDSA.

Through my personal business (Cummings Consulting, LLC) I contract to instruct members of government and civilians alike in dynamic and tactical driving skills. I am passionate about instruction. I believe in perfecting the correct techniques early in skills training. I believe in a “crawl, walk, run” approach to skills training. After all, your house is only as solid as its foundation. Because of this, I enjoy helping new drivers establish the right behaviors as much as I like to “run from the cops” legally when instructing pursuit operations to law enforcement.


Denise Bonney

Denise understands the importance of driving safe and is happy to be implementing the program at Freedom Drivers Ed. She believes Freedom Driver Ed offers a great defensive driving program for novice drivers and finds teaching students how to drive is rewarding.

Denise is the mother of two daughters. Kayla is 20 years old and attends college full-time at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Emma is 18 years old and a senior at Legend High School. Denise has been married to her husband Eric for 23 years. When not working, you’ll find Denise hiking, running, or walking her four dogs.


Bob Gustad

I was born in eastern South Dakota a long time ago! Educated at South Dakota State University. Served in the US Army in Europe, have worked in sales, government relations (lobbyist), real estate broker (owned the largest Metro Brokers in Denver), been a managing broker for other real estate companies. Have three daughters, nine grandkids(3 graduated college-2 in college) three in high school, and one 6th grade. Avid fisherman in Canada every year, take my wife to Mexico every year..


Angie Neiswender

Angie is a classroom instructor at our Castle Rock driving school as well as a behind-the-wheel driving instructor. She feels it is a privilege to be a part of the education process for our young adults as they become careful and confident drivers.

She strongly believes in Freedom Drivers Ed’s “Hear it – See it – Do it” philosophy. In the six hours of behind-the-wheel training, she reinforces safe driving techniques, teaches Colorado law, and provides students the opportunity to gain valuable experience. She believes by working together, we give teens the best opportunity possible to begin their driving career — well educated and prepared. Angie looks forward to meeting you and partnering with you to provide excellent drivers education for your children.

Angie has lived and worked in Colorado since moving from the Pacific Northwest in 1999 and love the life we have made with our family and friends. She has been married to her husband Mike for 30 years. They have three married sons and nine grandchildren!


Rob Schlenker

Rob Schlenker enjoys teaching students how to drive and building their confidence to become safe, responsible drivers. He is also an elementary school teacher and a youth soccer, basketball, baseball, and flag football coach. He finds the most rewarding aspect of coaching and teaching is seeing students improve and reach their potential.

Rob enjoys traveling and running. He has completed five marathons!