At Gear Monkey CDL, we have knowledgeable staff with hands on experience to teach the fundamentals of obtaining your CDL.  Our staff has over 60 years of combined trucking experience that will benefit every student who trains at our facility.

Christy Hudson

Christy started her business career in 1993, working with small businesses and clients.  Wanting to do more and expand upon her experience, she moved on to have a 16 year career with a global re-insurance company.  For the last eight years of employment, Christy served as a Senior Vice President of the company (Operations & Claims).   Christy is the owner and manager of Gear Monkey CDL Training.

Richard Lay

Richard has been in the trucking industry for over 35 years.  His first job was at Farmland Industries as a truck driver. Richard then went to work for Heritage as a truck driver in 1992.  Richard spent 24 years at Heritage Transport, and then retired in August of 2016.  During his time at Farmland and at Heritage, he assisted in driver training.  But Richard just couldn't stay away from the truck driving industry!  Luckily, he joined Gear Monkey to help new drivers learn the ins and outs of the trucking business. We are proud to have Richard as a member of our team.  

John Williams

John has worked in the trucking industry for over 30 years.  He has worked for several trucking companies throughout the years.  They include Group One Inc., Midwest Transport Specialists. Sand & Co.  John has also worked as a trainer at several CDL Training schools such as Fort Scott CDL Training school.  John has also been a State 3rd Party Examiner, testing students for their CDL Class A license.  He has also worked in the Compliance department of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).  John is a great addition to our growing staff of CDL instructors.