Kenai’s CDL Headquarters

Offering one-on-one instruction that is flexible to fit your schedule

KPDI is conveniently located in the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District.

Our one-acre secured lot allows for dedicated, uninterrupted instruction – and our multiple classrooms cater to groups of all sizes.

Say hello to your team

You’ll be working with our talented team of experts who not only know what they are talking about, but can teach and coach you with patience and professionalism.

Alex Douthit

Owner/Instructor/Examiner

Alex is the owner of KPDI. He has a background in law enforcement and DARE education. His experience of over four years as a driver trainer instructor for the world's leading oilfield makes him a top notch driving instructor. Alex is the lead instructor for all classroom driving instruction for new drivers as well as is a commercial driving instructor/examiner. Alex is a second generation Alaskan and has lived in Kenai nearly his whole life. He & his wife Sarah have four children and enjoy camping, fishing and hunting in Alaska.

Sarah Douthit

Examiner/Administrator

Sarah is a Class D examiner at KPDI and Alex's right hand gal. She's takes care of all the administration, bookkeeping and scheduling for KPDI. Sarah also works as a bookkeeper and tax preparer in Sterling and is an event planning consultant.

Michael ``Mike`` Standefer

Instructor/Examiner

Mike Standefer is a commercial driving instructor and examiner for KPDI. His experience includes many types of commercial driving and heavy equipment operation in the construction and oil field. Mike's construction background brings a variety of skills to KPDI. He's a former commercial fisherman and has lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. Mike and his wife Gizem share a love of their two dogs and Gizem's cooking.

Sandie Holmes

Class D Instructor/Examiner

Sandie Holmes comes to the KPDI team with several years experience as a New Driver instructor and examiner. She also has experience working for the state as Class D Examiner. Sandie is known for her fun attitude and is very patient with new drivers. Sandie lives in Soldotna with her two daughters.