MEET OUR STAFF

Mike McCrady - Owner & Instructor

I am a full time educator at Rocky Mountain High School where I teach Honors Sophomore US History. I have been teaching in the classroom since the late 90's, and teaching driver’s education in the Treasure Valley, both publicly & privately, since 2001. My philosophy is that student drivers need to be engaged in the driving process, during both their driving and observation time. My students encounter as many driving situations as possible during their education, and take part in meaningful dialogue about those situations. My family means the world to me and by teaching students driver education through my own school, I can guarantee that I will teach your son or daughter in a manner that will keep both my family and yours safe on the road.

Jeff KnightInstructor

Jeff Knight is a full time educator at Rocky Mountain High School where he teaches Common Core Math courses. He has been teaching for 16 years and has been involved with Rocky Road Driving School for the last 9 years after spending one year in public driver's ed. The students will enjoy his laid back personality and funny anecdotes, but need to remember that none of his stories about me are true.  It is a special thing to get the chance to work with your best friend on a daily basis and we have been what I would call, "lifelong friends" for the last 26 years. 

Eric Funderburg - Instructor 

Eric has been a part of the Rocky Road family for 4 years now and it is a pleasure to have his outstanding personality in the car.  He has been a stellar Math teacher at Mountain View since they opened in 2003 and has been a close personal friend of mine that whole time, even after I left for Rocky.  Eric brings great enthusiasm and patience to his in-car instruction, along with a stellar wardrobe of unique custom shirts that his students rave about...at least so he thinks.   He is a quality & key component of what makes Rocky Road special. 

Emilee Crofts Instructor
Emilee is a wonderful mother of 5 beautiful children and a drivers ed instructor since being talked into it by staff member and best friend, Allison Tilden, back in 2014. She has been a valuable part-time member of our staff, always ready to help ease our demand load whenever needed while still managing her large household. She is a fun-loving and enthusiastic instructor with a calm and nurturing teaching style. We are always glad to have her as a part of Rocky Road.  
Kristin Galloway Instructor

Kristin Galloway is a full time educator at Mountain View High School where she teaches Senior English. She has been teaching for over  20 years and was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2004. She is an amazing story teller, and our students are privileged to experience her engaging and exciting teaching style in the Rocky Road classroom as well as the behind the wheel training. 

Allison TildenInstructor & Office Manager

Allison Tilden is my one and only sister, who decided to join the Rocky Road family in September of 2010. She has also been a full time educator as a secondary level substitute for the West Ada School District since 2007. Allison is a devoted wife & mother of two beautiful children of her own as well a foster son who joined the family in 2016. Her nurturing spirit and fun-loving personality makes the beginner driver’s experience a smooth transition for all skill levels of students. It has been a great honor to have her as a part of the family business for all these years. 

Jason Miraya - Instructor 

It is an honor to have Jason as a part of the Rocky Road Team.  Jason and I have been friends and colleagues for the last 17 years, working at Mountain View and raising our kids together.  He has been a valued member of the MVHS Social Studies Department for 15 years and one of the most dedicated teachers I know.  Jason has worked hard to support his family and enjoys the process of teaching drivers education to kids, helping them learn the best methods to becoming safe and sound drivers.   

Greg Wood Instructor
The honor of having Greg on this team is mine as he is an incredible person that I have called a friend for 22 years.  He is a quality example of humanity, kind, generous and with the patience of Job, which will only benefit your students to be able to interact with.  He has joined the Rocky Road team because of his desire to help foster the culture of safe driving along with a relaxed and fun experience behind the wheel.  

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