Team of Drivers

Meet some of the drivers that keep the Wise fleet moving.

Aaron Rahman
Aaron has been a professional CDL driver for over twenty-two years. He has driven city buses, limousines, and motorcoaches. His favorite part of his job here at Wise Coaches is when he gets to go to New York. He is highly satisfied with his career, and he enjoys providing the best customer service experience he can.

Bob Knight
Bob has been driving motor coach vehicles for over fifteen years. He is originally from Boston, but moved to Nashville three years ago with his wife and three children (a fourth child still lives in Boston). He is dedicated to getting his customers from point A to B safely and with a smile on their faces. He has been affectionately nicknamed Boston Bob. He also owns a landscape company and is a firefighter and first responder.

Brent Dorris
Brent has been driving for Wise Coaches for four and a half years, but has been driving buses since 2000.  He is a full time school teacher and coach but drives part time for Wise. He has a wife and two sons, ages ten and seven.  He enjoys driving because he always meets new people and enjoys experiencing new places.

David Harris
David is a senior driver who has been with Wise Coaches for fifteen years. Before that he drove entertainment coaches for twenty-five years. David has been affectionately dubbed “Bus Daddy” by his favorite clients. In his spare time, he rides motorcycles.

Elmo Ferguson
Elmon “Elmo” Ferguson has been a commercial driver since the early 1970s. He is always dedicated to safety and customer service. He is a lifelong musician and a family man. He is blessed to be employed at Wise Coaches!

Evan Ronan
Evan was born and raised in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) before moving to Nashville. He works during the week as a government programs analyst for a healthcare company in Nashville, but loves spending his evenings and weekends driving for Wise Coaches. He takes great pride in providing excellent customer service to all, whether a school field trip or military transfer. When he’s not at his desk or behind the wheel, he enjoys supporting the pageantry arts (DCI/BOA/WGI).

Gary Gross
During his ten years experience as a professional motor coach operator, Gary has been able to combine his love of travel and his hobby as an amateur photographer. He has been able to see and “capture” many of the beautiful sights in the lower forty-eight states and the eastern parts of Canada. He has also been blessed to drive the Radio City Rockettes arena tour for two Christmas seasons and the off Broadway cast of “The Color Purple.” He is also proud to be the preferred driver for Coffee Break Tours.

Gregory Chatman
Greg came to Wise Coach nearly three years ago as a part time operator. He has been a full time bus operator for Nashville MTA for fourteen years which shows he loves driving of course. When he is not driving he has been in ministry for twenty years. He loves people, movies, and roller skating.

James Brown
James joined the Wise team in January 2016, but he has been driving for six years before that. He enjoys playing golf and eating tons of Italian, Japanese, and down-home food. His favorite part of working with Wise Coaches is working with all different types of people.

James Gaddis
James, a Crossville native, has eight years of experience in transportation. He started out in tour buses, but then moved on to limousines for special events. He took a two year break from transportation to work for the Department of Tennessee Corrections, but came back to Nashville and joined the Wise team three years ago. He enjoys working at wise and loves his co-workers. James was awarded the Barbara Johnson Operator of the Year Award in 2015, and he continues to strive to be the best in custom service and safety.

John Houghton
John believes his most important duty to Wise Coaches is to deliver each and every client safely from point A to point B. He also believes the clients’ job is to just sit back and enjoy the ride. His lovely customer service and attention to the safety of his passengers ensures that John receives the accolades of each passenger.

Terry Swann
While Terry has been in the transportation business as a commercial driver since 1978, he drives motor coaches now for the experience of meeting new people and visiting new places. He retired from UPS in 2012 after over thirty-three years of service. In his spare time he enjoys exploring new locales on his motorcycle.

Tim Timberlake
Tim Timberlake has been driving motor coaches for over twenty-five years. He has been with Wise Coaches since 2008. Tim’s favorite destination while driving motor coaches is New York City. He is a family man and has been married since 1990 and has a son.

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Sharon Johnson
Sharon has been driving professionally for over twenty years, but she has called Wise Coaches home for the last two years. She believes that this is not just a job but an adventure where she gets to explore new places. She loves spending time with her family and working in the yard. She also loves Alabama football, ROLL TIDE!

Stacia Young-Ganaway
Stacia has been a professional driver since July 2005. She is happily married to a professional motorcoach driver and deputy sheriff, the mother of one and stepmother of two. She is also a “Gram’Ma” of nine grand-babies with three more on the way! She enjoys formal events and fashion shows, cooing, playing with her grandchildren and sharing family time, shopping, swimming, and meeting new people.

Tina Marcum
Tina is a Registered Medical Assistant, a Certified Patient Care Tech, and a professional driver. She has been driving school buses since 2006 and motor coaches since 2014.  She loves working with kids and being a mom and grandmother. In addition, she enjoys gardening and the feel of the open road. She’s currently working on her bucket list.


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