Our Team

Mountain States Driver's Education is run by a group of skillful and friendly driving instructors. We are backed by decades of experience in teaching new drivers the fundamentals of road safety. The safety and success of our students are our top priorities at MSDE. All of our instructors are listed below. We invite you to get to know them!


Anthony Smith

Anthony is a Northern Colorado native and has lived his entire life in Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. He has been a driver's education instructor since 2000. Throughout the years he has been on over 15,000 driving appointments, over 1,000 driving tests, and trained more than 100 motorcyclists. He finds the MSDE staff, as well as the students and parents he meets, to be a constant joy in his life.

On his off-time, he enjoys spending time with his family, church community, and focusing on his hobbies, which includes motorcycling, cars, traveling, and exercise.


Jim Brown

Jim is a longtime area resident. He joined Mountain States Drivers Education with previous behind-the-wheel and classroom experience. Currently, he is a behind-the-wheel instructor and also teaches Driver's Awareness and Comprehensive Driving courses for MSDE. He is proud to be a member of our team because of our well-trained instructors and strong team approach. Jim believes student safety always comes first, along with real driving experience and knowledge of the driving rules.

On top of driver's education, Jim is a huge dog lover and real estate expert. He has over 35 years worth of experience as an educator in real estate studies, consulting, and brokerage, as well as a practicing broker. He is a former adjunct faculty member with several colleges as a senior instructor of real-estate courses and general business studies.


Randy Jutte

Randy brings over 30 years of educational experience to Mountain States Driver's Education. His diversified background as a teacher, counselor, coach, and driving instructor ensures that you will have a successful learning experience.

Randy and his wife, Lori, moved to Colorado in 2015, after a successful education career in Ohio. They currently live in Loveland. When he is not helping students learn to become good defensive drivers, Randy loves to travel, do outdoor activities, and visit his daughter. If he isn't in a white Mountain States' car, then you'll probably find him on a hiking trail!


Bryan Critchfield

Bryan was born in eastern Kansas but has lived in Northern Colorado since 1970.  He has worked in the recreation field and as a youth basketball and soccer coach for over 13 years.  He studied at Front Range Community College and Colorado State University.
Bryan and his wife have lived in Wellington with their four cats since 2013.  Bryan is a huge fan of role-playing games, board games, fitness, hiking, reading, fantasy and sci-fi movies, and absolutely loves music, especially attending live concerts.  He enjoys working for MSDE at the Windsor Campus and helping students achieve their goal of attaining their driver's license.


'Cille (pronounced "seal") is the office admin at our Longmont campus.  A lifelong resident of Colorado, she is happiest playing in the mountains.  An avid musician, she'll try and play anything that's small enough to fit in a backpack and take out on the trail:  flutes, whistles, melodicas, ukuleles, concertinas, and of course the occasional finger cymbals.  When not making music or riding bikes and boards in the mountains, she can be found hanging out (usually in the kitchen) with her husband, son, pets, friends, and family.

Tucker Knight

I’m a Fort Collins native and I’ve been driving for 26 years. I enjoy playing hockey, camping, paddle boarding and riding my Harley during my spare time. I take great pride and joy in teaching and instructing students of all ages on how to drive and to improve upon the skills they may already have. “Drive Nice!” (To quote my late Grandpa Walsh)