Our Team

Students are trained by Roadmaster Driving Instructors in dual-controlled (brake and gas) Honda Civics. 



Andy Wyrtzen

Owner/Certified Instructor

Andy received his Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Delaware in 1999 and has taught in some capacity for the past twenty two years. For the first five years, he taught sixth grade in public school, while earning his Master’s Degree in Education. He then transitioned to teaching Physical Education at St. John’s Academy and earned his plus thirty credits in the areas of physical education, health, and driver’s education.

It was at this point that he was introduced to behind-the-wheel education and teaching individuals how to drive. He has long enjoyed driving (he drives a lot) and has a good sense of direction and time management. His history with driving and experience working with children makes him a skilled driving instructor. He believes that it is important for a driving instructor to understand that every student learns differently. Everyone possesses different driving abilities and unique personalities, which is why it is important to tailor the learning experience to the needs of each student.

Andy has taught driving instruction for over eleven years, working with established driving schools in Central New Jersey beginning in 2010. After a year and a half, he expanded his client base to include Bergen County and opened Roaster in 2014. He focuses on his former students from St. John’s Academy and that has led to teaching many other teenagers from Bergen County. His goal has been to own and operate a driving school in Norwood, New Jersey that will prepare students with the skills and knowledge they will need in order to master the roads of NJ and beyond.


Melissa Frank

Administrative Assistant/Authorized Agent

Melissa Frank is our point of contact at Roadmaster Driving Academy. She is well organized and can efficiently guide you through this process from scheduling your lessons to setting up the road test. Melissa knows the area schools, can work around after school activities, and will have your paperwork in order so that when your day comes you will be ready to drive. Melissa has been an educator for more than 25 years and holds the record at Roadmaster for “most wins” of the employee of the month.


Chris Cofransesco

Certified Instructor

Chris received his bachelor's in Health and Physical Education at East Stroudsburg University in 2017 and has been teaching in the public school systems since then. He has also coached wrestling for 3 years. Chris was born and raised in Bergen County and has extensive knowledge of the area.He takes pride in helping his students succeed whether it is in a physical education class, health class, wrestling, or driving instruction.


Mike Elliott

Certified Instructor

As a driving instructor, Mike’s top priority is his students safety. Wanting them to be aware of their surroundings at all times. He incorporates one of the lessons he learned as a kid growing up in the Bronx into his driving Lessons: Trust No One. As a photographer with over 20 years of experience photographing kids of all ages, he has learned how to put them at ease and make them smile. And, with over 10 years of experience in martial arts, he knows how to instill discipline.


Blaise Vicini

Certified Instructor

Blaise Vicini is a lifelong resident of Westwood.  He worked for USPS for 32 years before retiring 9 years ago.  Currently he is the head of maintenence at St. John's Academy in Hillsdale where his children attended. He has also been a volunteer in youth sports in Westwood for years.  Blaise is a stickler for driver saftey and teaching students to always expect the unexpected when driving.


Eric Frank

Road Test Specialist/Authorized Agent

Eric graduated from Don Bosco High School in 2019.  He is currently attending the College of Charleston.  When Eric is home from school he helps out with processing permits and accompanies students to their road tests. Students really enjoy his encouragement before they take their test.  


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