Overall Lead Instructor
Todd Willett has been driving motorcycles since 1975. He served in the Army National Guard on active duty for three years and then as a reserve for 19 years retiring as a Sergeant First Class in 2002 after 22 years of service. He graduated the Durham Police Department 80 hour Basic Police Motorcycle Operator Course in 1992.
He was promoted to Sergeant and supervised the Durham Police Traffic Services Motorcycle Unit from 2003 until his retirement in 2012 after 25 years of service. He was responsible for all training of new motor officers and motor officer in service training. He assisted in training other agencies new motor officers and instructors. He has training in motor officer survival and executive protection. He has provided Presidential and Vice-Presidential motorcade escorts, as well as marshal duties for numerous bicycle races, road races and parades. He was certified as a Police Motorcycle Instructor by the U. S. Park Police in 2006 and completed the N. C. Bike Safe Assessor Course in 2010.
Sgt Willett was the Governor's Highway Safety Program, Durham County Coordinator and the Governor's Highway Safety Programs Triad Region Bike Safe NC Coordinator.
Todd attended the MSF Dirt Bike School and teaches the Overland Confidence Course, Maximum Control and the Basic Motor Officer Course for MotoMark1.
Nick Wright, Lead Instructor in Burlington, NC
Nick Wright has been with the Burlington Police Department since 2008. He has been Riding Motors for 10 years and began Driving motors 4 years ago. Nick became a Motor Officer in 2009 and met Mark when he trained under him at NCSHP Motor School. He is also a SWAT Operator and has a wife and 2 daugthers. Nick is the lead instructor in Burlington and teaches both levels of Maximum Control as well as the Basic Motor Officer School.
David Prevette, Lead Instructor in Wilkesboro, NC
David Prevette is our lead instructor at the Wilkesboro site. He retired after 30 years with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. "One of my duties at Iredell was Motor Lieutenant. I had three of the best jobs at the Sheriff's Office in that I worked four police K9's, was a member and supervisor of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team, AND was on the MOTOR Unit as a Sgt. and Lt. for a few years."
"I have been a motorcyclist for many years. Some of my training includes: MSF Experienced Riders Course, Charleston County SC Police Motorcycle School, MotorOne Advanced Motor Officer Training, MotoMark1 Training." David is currently part-time law enforcement in Iredell County Sheriff's Office and Yadkinville Police Dept.
"You / I never know it all. I learn something every time I participate in training, either as a student OR as an instructor. One of the smartest things I have heard GREAT instructors say is: 'This is not THE way, it is A way. I believe that ALL of my fellow MotoMark1 Instructors do this because we LOVE to be there when the light bulb 'clicks' on for a student. We are sharing something that we believe in, in hopes that you will become a much more confident and safer DRIVER."
"I love to spend time with my wife of nearly 35 years, Angie doing basically anything, but ESPECIALLY driving our Victory.
I Love Southern Gospel and Bluegrass Music. I have been a part of gospel quartets and bluegrass groups for years. I love playing music with, singing with, and driving motorcycles with my brother. (And many other people.)"
"Find me on Facebook at opie372, YouTube at dprevette or search 'Motor School' and look for dprevette. "
Iíve been riding motorcycles since I was 12 years old. I bribed my dad into buying my first dirt bike by agreeing to sing with him in church and Iíve been riding and singing ever since. My wife and I sing in a southern gospel quartet and love to spend our spare time riding our 2005 Victory Kingpin. After riding dirt bikes, four wheelers and road bikes for so many years I thought I knew pretty much all I needed to about riding. That was until my brother introduced me to police motor officer skills training. When I met Mark Brown with MotoMark1, I learned the difference in riding and 'driving'. I have since completed MotoMark1ís 44 hour, Basic Motor Officer Course and am now police motor officer certified. I am a Maximum Control instructor at the Wilkesboro, NC location. Always remember youíre never too experienced to learn more and 'drive' safer.
Robert started out as a student and worked his way up to MotoMark1 Instructor. A retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, he is also a retired motor officer and current reserve deputy sheriff. When asked about MotoMark1, he is quick to tell you, "Mark Brown changed my life! He trained me on civilian and law enforcement motors, taking me from where I thought I knew how to ride to knowing how to drive a motor. I am extremely proud to have met the exacting standards Mark demands of all MotoMark1 Instructors, and I look forward to helping you raise your 80% to where it needs to be".
Hello, I'm Matt Schneider, born in Switzerland, and immigrated to the United States in 1986. Since 2006 I am a US Citizen! I was riding motorcycles since 1968 but learned how to drive them in 2005; it was then when I joined MotoMark1 as an Instructor. Twice a year my wife Madeline and I explore the beautiful USA on our bike; It is a great escape! I hope to see you soon in one of our courses! Greetings, Matt
The MotoMark1 acronym "MARK" stands for: Motorcycle Accident Reduction Knowledge
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