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 Kenai Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award! 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.

Jason Hupp

CDL Instructor Bio & Photo

Jason Hupp is an Air Force Veteran and moved to the Kenai Peninsula in 2012 from Oregon with his wife and sons. He works on the North Slope when he's not instructing at KPDI and has been driving for 20 years.

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.

Jeff LaHatt

Commercial Instructor Bio & Photo

Jeff LaHatt worked in the oil field for many years where he received world renown driver training. He quickly became the lead operator and trainer for new hires. Working the oil field he drove some of the heaviest trucks on the road. Driving as far north as the ice roads on the North Slope. He later worked for a cement mixing company having an opportunity to learn many different trucks types and drive in very difficult and dangerous conditions. Again he was given the task of training the new hires after only working there for a year. Later he worked in law enforcement where he once again was made a trainer of new recruits after working there a little over a year. With his wide array of experience training and time driving in some of the most difficulty truck around, Jeff is a great instructor who always seeks the best outcome for his students. He lives in Kenai with his wife and three children.

Micheal Hamby

Instructor & Examiner

Mike Hamby has owned his own trucking company and has over 15 years of trucking experience. In July 2019 he sold his company and began commercial instruction with KPDI. He has experience with heavy haul and specialized loads. Mike has one son, William and has been married for 16 years. His hobbies include photography, nature pictures, and he likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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