About Our Team
David Anderson is the President and Co-owner (with his wife Michelle Burge) of JVI.
Davey, as he is known to his friends, was in the trucking industry for over 20 years, doing long and short haul runs. Now Davey divides his time among the JVI offices, in the trucks with the students and keeping abreast of things on the heavy equipment site.
David and his wife Michelle live in Morell.
Alvin Smith joined the JVI team in June 2008 and is our OH&S Training Coordinator who has extensive knowledge about Safety Training Courses and has 20 years’ experience in the transport industry and has a variety of safety certificates. Alvin teaches a variety of safety courses and is certified to teach the Enform H2S Alive, Red Cross Standard First Aid, OSSA Confined Spaces Course (Alberta BC Safety course – an OSSA Licensed Provider), OSSA Fall Protection Course (Alberta BC Safety Course – an OSSA Licensed Provider), OSSA Regional Orientation (Alberta BC Safety course – an OSSA Licensed Provider) and OSSA Elevated Work platform (Alberta BC Safety course – an OSSA Licensed Provider). As well, Alvin teaches Class 1A & 3A both on the road and in classroom.
Alvin has owned and operated a mixed farm operation, hauled equipment and oversized loads across Canada and the U.S., hauled logs in northern Alberta, operated water/vacuum trucks and operated end dumps.
Alvin is the Deputy Fire Chief of the West Point Fire Department and holds a Business Administration Diploma with Holland College.
Alvin enjoys teaching; meeting new students and seeing them succeed and reach their goals. Alvin, enjoys hearing from our past students to hear what they have accomplished since leaving JVI.
Alvin lives in West Point with Kendra, and his children: Riley, Colby and Brianna.
Russel Banks joined our team of instructors at JVI in February of 2013 and is certified to instruct Heavy Equipment, Class 1A and Class 3A.
Russell has a combination of 20 plus years’ experience in construction and transportation industry. During this time Russell has operated various pieces of Heavy Equipment and he has also hauled floats, reefers, end dumps and dry van trailer throughout his career.
Russell enjoys helping his students reach their goals and takes pride in seeing them succeed.
Russell lives in Summerside with his wife Debbie and their son Daniel.
Rick Cooke has been with JVI since 1997. He teaches Class 2A (School Bus), Class 3A, Class 5 (Driver Education), Driver Testing and Defensive Driving.
Rick spent 28 years in the military as a driver in the transportation trade. Four of those years were at the driver training school in Borden Ontario where Rick worked as a safety supervisor, investigating motor vehicle accidents and teaching defensive driving.
Rick lives in Summerside with his wife Joanne.
Lowell Ferguson has 12 years experience in the Construction/Heavy Equipment Industry. He began teaching seasonally at JVI in the Spring of 1999 and has been a full-time JVI Heavy Equipment instructor since December 2006.
Lowell enjoys seeing his students progress through their courses and loves to hear how well they are doing afterward. He also enjoys meeting the many people from all around the Maritimes that choose to take their training at JVI.
Lowell graduated with a Canadian Studies Degree from UPEI. He lives in Hampton, Prince Edward Island.
Greg Molony is one of our Truck and Heavy Equipment instructors at JVI, beginning early in 2008.
Greg started his career in the Transportation Industry in 2000 with Matheson Construction. Since that time he has operated various pieces of heavy equipment and trucks. Greg has traveled throughout the Maritimes and the U.S. hauling Reefer, Dry van, Dump Trailer, Flatbed and floating heavy over-sized equipment.
Greg enjoys meeting new people and learning new things. He lives with his wife Tanya, daughter Payten, dogs Copper and Rosco in Cumberland, Prince Edward Island.
Robert Guth is a recent addition to JVI’s Professional Driving Instructor team. In 2013, Robert retired after a 38-year career in Corporate Real Estate, with technology & government clients spanning across Canada and the Eastern United States.
45 years of driving experience combined with his passion for teaching, ensure his Class 7 & Class 5 students receive thorough classroom instruction and comprehensive behind-the wheel training.
Robert and his wife reside with their German Shorthaired Pointer at their waterfront home in West Prince..
Wayne MacFarlane is a Facilitator with several years experience working with Youth. He has been a Life Skills Coach for over fifteen years. He and his wife Nancy are Foster Care Givers and are both actively involved.
Wayne’s infectious personality, sense of humour and passion for life allow him to connect with today’s young people. He strongly believes that we learn something new every day, and that lifelong learning is a reality, not a myth.
Wayne lives with his wife Nancy in Anglo Rustico.