Owned and operated in the Big Rapids area since 2008, our instructors have over 40 years of combined experience. We have graduated more than 1500 students since 2008 and have an accident-free driving record!
Douglas Cain, Owner and Instructor
Doug has over 20 years of Driver's Education teaching experience. He is also a 23-year veteran elementary teacher, currently teaching 5th grade at Morley Stanwood Elementary. His students know him for assigning fun and unforgettable nicknames and entertaining them with a little classic 80’s guitar rock. Along with his musical prowess, Doug is also a pilot, licensed building contractor, and holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership.
Dale Rogers, Classroom & Driving Instructor
Dale “Rog” Rogers has 30 years of Driver's Education teaching experience. He taught Social Studies to high school students for over 28 years and is now the Athletic Director and Middle School Principal at Morley Stanwood. Dale is devoted to his students and is always leading the way in any fun dance routine. He is an avid traveler and hosts the international student trips at MSHS. Dale is held in high regard by staff and students. Check out Dale's Youtube channel Riding with Rog!
Bob Raven, Classroom & Driving Instructor
Bob Raven joined the BRDA team as an instructor in 2021. He is a respected teacher at Morley Stanwood High School, where he has taught business and science for more than 29 years. He is also the head coach of the girls varsity basketball team.
Mandy Cain, Administrative Coordinator
Mandy is Doug’s other half and has a background in sales & marketing. She currently works from home as a part-time graphic designer while raising their two kids. She handles the behind-the-scenes details for Big Rapids Driving Academy, like the website, advertising, course scheduling...and all the paperwork necessary to keep a business organized. She also assists with communications.