Meet CDLU of Oklahoma's Staff and Instructors
David and Meri Ann Miller are the owners of CDLU of Oklahoma.
Over the last two years, they’ve helped dozens of Oklahomans earn their commercial driver’s licenses and become elite professional truck drivers in Tulsa and Enid.
David was born in Fairview, Oklahoma. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University before attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to do graduate work. He then started a successful career at Xerox Corporation, he later owned and operated agencies in partnership with Xerox.
Meri Ann was born and raised in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. She attended Weber State University with a major in Electronics and started her career with Xerox. She stayed in the industry until joining David at CDLU of Oklahoma.
The Millers enjoyed successful 30-year careers in Corporate America in the Intermountain West area before deciding to embark on what they felt was the future of America… Trucking!
The Millers have a unique way of understanding their customers and their personal goals. Everyone has a different story.
They set up individual pathways that guide students through the process of becoming a professional truck driver, maximizing their earnings and enjoying life balance.
With the experience of running successful businesses throughout their lives, you will often hear them say...“When you listen to what your customer truly needs, it becomes a mutually rewarding long-term relationship for life.”
Their shared vision for CDLU of Oklahoma’s truck driving school is not only to train people to get their CDL and to become elite safe drivers but also to help each individual realize who they are meant to be. They believe everyone should win!
CDLU of Oklahoma’s team goal is to promote and build students’ confidence, self-esteem and open their horizons to new possibilities all while helping them earn their CDL.
David Calwonsen is the Operator of CDLU of Oklahoma in Enid.
With a decade of truck driving experience under his belt, he specializes in CDL training and building professional truck drivers.
David is a strong believer that anything is possible as long as you set your mind on it, stay positive and work hard.
He not only loves training students for their commercial driver’s license test but also helping change their lives for the better.
David fits in well with CDLU of Oklahoma with his family-oriented demeanor.
In his time off, he is often found cheering on his children at sporting events or spending quality time at home.
Lee Brawley is a world-class instructor at CDLU of Oklahoma.
With 12 years of commercial driver’s license driving experience, he is able to show students how to safely operate a tractor-trailer semi-truck.
Prior to working at CDLU of Oklahoma, Lee served his country for 10 years in the United States Army and is an Iraq War Veteran.
Every day Lee comes to work at CDLU of Oklahoma, he looks forward to not only helping students gain their Class A CDL but also helping them land a rewarding career as a truck driver.
In his time off, Lee loves spending time with his wife and three kids, fishing or just being outdoors.
Jay Miller is the Operator of CDLU of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Director of Curriculum and an instructor at CDLU of Oklahoma in Enid.
Jay earned his commercial driver’s license in 1993 and has over 1.5 million miles behind the wheel.
This experience helps him not only understand the job of a professional truck driver, but also the importance of safety in real-world situations on the road.
Jay has worked in many different types of transportation operations, including local, regional and over-the-road. He spent ten years as the president of his own transportation and warehousing company.
After closing his business, he moved into corporate America where he worked as the transportation site manager for the Nestle USA distribution center in Houston, Texas.
He served in the military and spent almost a decade as an educator and athletics coach at high schools in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.
Jay came to CDLU of Oklahoma with a diverse background in transportation, education and leadership experience.
He has a degree in mathematics with a minor in education from Oklahoma Panhandle State University and a law degree from Texas Tech University.
In his free time, Jay authors a freelance writing project that publishes five days per week.