Here at Top Gun Truck Driving Academy, we have some of the best instructors and staff from the Magic Valley area.

Tom Shanahan

Tom is one of our amazing drive instructors and has had his CDL for 12 years. He has been a member of our Top Gun team for 6 months and has loved every second! He has his Doubles & Triples Endorsement, one thing he wants to tell future students is “This will be the best move you’ll make. If I can do this, you can do this too. I have your back, and I’m here for you!”

Tom Shanahan

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox

Another great instructor, Kevin has had his CDL for 17 years, he has been teaching on and off for 9 years, and with Top Gun for 5 months. He has his Motorcycle, Doubles & Triples, and HazMat Endorsements. Before coming to Top Gun TDA Kevin was a company driver and fleet manager. Kevin also has experience in welding, fabricating, and steelwork.

Jesus Diaz Jr.

Jesus “Jesse” Diaz Jr. is another of our amazing instructors! He has had his CDL for 6 years and has been a great part of our Top Gun team for 3 years. Jesse has his Motorcycle, Tankers, Doubles & Triples. He says, “I’ve been an amputee for about 7 years and have been driving trucks for 25 years, and still don’t know everything.” One thing he would like to say to future students is “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Jesus Diaz Jr.

Richard Chapmen

Richard Chapman

Richard has had his CDL and been driving professionally for 30 years and has been a great asset to our staff for the last year. He has his Doubles & Triples, Passengers, and School Bus endorsements. He is very excited to teach new students and help you reach your CDL and Driving goals! He wants to remind everyone that you can always learn new things!

Jason Rios

Jason is our amazing lead drive instructor here at Top Gun, he has had his CDL for 20 years and has worked for Top Gun on and off for 11 years starting in 2008. He has his Tankers, Doubles & Triples, Motorcycle, and HazMat Endorsements. One thing he would like to tell future students is “Always keep your eyes open and never let your guard down. You will never stop learning when it comes to trucking. When you think you’re the best is when you learn that you have a lot to learn.”

Jason Rios

Katelyn Rios

Katelyn Rios

Katelyn is our amazing office manager, she has been doing great work for us for 3 years now, and loves working with the students. She handles most of the online and financial aspects of the school and helps our students get the best education, training, and resources they need. She wants everyone to succeed and is proud of all they have accomplished.