Our Staff

Al Danko

Al Danko has worked for Ault's Driving School since 1998. Previous to this, he was a school teacher in Ohio and also taught driver's ed for eleven years. Al's son (Albert III) and his daughter (Lori) are both teachers in the Manatee and Sarasota school districts. His wife (Pat) also worked for the Manatee County School Board for eight years. Al has been a teacher and coach for over 40 years. They have been married 53 years. In their spare time they enjoy fishing and spending time with their orchid collection.

Dan Zawadski

Since 2012, Dan has been and in-car instructor with Ault's for both private students and public school students. He is also a state certified road test examiner. In addition to working at Ault's, he has worked in customer service for the last 12 years, including 7 years at one of the premier resorts in Florida. He grew up in Connecticut and attended college in West Virginia before moving to Sarasota. While in college, he studied civil engineering, with a focus on traffic engineering. In his spare time, Dan enjoys, golfing, fishing, and boating.

Richard Harrington

Ault's Driver Education Center is proud to have Dick Harrington on board, as he congratulates one of his 50 hour students. Dick has been with Ault's for over eleven years. He now teaches our class room courses. Dick continues to help new and older students to become safer drivers.

Phil Dunio

Phil completed his BA in social studies with MBA credits with the University of Pennsylvania. He taught 9-12 grades for 4 years and was in hospital management for 22 years in Pennsylvania. Phil enjoys sports of all kinds, but his passion is baseball which he played and coached on a community team. He also has a massive collection of baseball cards.

Phil has enjoyed Florida sunshine with his wife for 16 years now. He is also is active in local church and charitable civic affairs. He enjoys visits from his son and daughter. Teaching with Ault's for 13 years, he is know as "Uncle" Phil by his students.

Ron Wittenburg

Ron Wittenburg graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1962, and taught in Beloit, Wisconsin for 38 years. He taught drivers ed classroom and behind the wheel in Wisconsin for 35 years, with over 500 students per year. While teaching, he completed his Masters and 30+ additional credits. He also played on an amateur baseball team for 6 years.

Ron moved to Florida 14 years ago with his wife of 44 years He enjoys time with his 2 daughters, 5 grand daughters, 2 great grandsons and 2 great granddaughters. Ron has been with Ault's for 7 years.

Ross Green

Ross Green has been with Ault's for 2 years. Prior to moving to Florida with his wife in 2006, Ross worked as a recruiter for an executive search firm in Seattle, and continues today with his own company in Venice. He completed his Master of Education at the University of Maine in Portland in 1979.

Steve Bianchi

Graduating from Boston's Northeastern University in 1978 with a BS in Criminal Justice, Steve has been an instructor with Ault's 3 years. In the past he served as police officer from 1980-1985 and was 1988-2009 assigned as motorcycle police/EMT and also served as Mass EMT from 1982-2011. He also was co-owner of retail public safety store from 1984-2009. Steve is also trained as a 3rd party Florida license examiner with Ault's.

Vernon Wilder

Mr. Vernon T. Wilder Jr. is a state of Florida Certified Driving Examiner. He is a native South Floridian and a former 35 year employee of the Miami Dade County Public School district. Mr. Wilder received many accolades for achievement and professionalism as an Educator and he is the father of four children.