Understanding the rules of the road today and understanding the importance of driving defensively is extremely important in keeping our roads safe.

The demand for getting quality and safe driving instruction is at a premium now a days. As a recent parent of a new licensed driver, I understand the frustration teenagers and their parents go through. I have worked in many professions in my career, training drivers in many diverse environments and have seen first-hand the anxiety that driving can have on a person. The drivers training at Neil's Training Wheels will be set up so the student is not only prepared to pass their test, but more importantly to drive safely and confidently on the roads and highways.

My mission is to teach inexperienced drivers how to drive safely and how to be a responsible driver on our roads. I recently retired from the MN Department of Public Safety.  Before that, I served 15 years in the US Army as a Military Police Officer, 10 years in the DOJ and many years in the private sector running security for oil, finance, and retail companies.

I look forward to meeting your teenager or if you are an over 18 adult, I look forward to giving you a refresher course or if new to driving I will teach you the basics. 

Neil Huotari, Owner

Proud Supporter of the Folds of Honor foundation

It began with Lt Col Dan Rooney's flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq. An F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, he became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled.

As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board. Lt Col Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin's twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family on the tarmac. Among them was the deceased Corporal's young son, Jacob.

Since that night, Lt Col Rooney has committed his life to rallying patriotic Americans and meeting sacrifice with hope through the Folds of Honor. Since 2007, we've provided life-changing scholarships to the spouses and children of America's fallen or disabled military. And now, our mission expands to the families of America's first responders. On our watch, those who protect our freedoms and our families will know they are not forgotten.

Folds of Honor - Scholarships for Military and First Responder Families