About Us

U-TURN180 is an Oregon-owned and operated small business that has been providing Oregon-specific traffic safety education courses since 2010.  We are dedicated to delivering quality, Oregon-specific traffic safety education to drivers sent by their insurance company, an Oregon court or police agency, or the Oregon DMV. 

The driving experience of our customers varies widely, novice to experienced drivers of all ages. We designed our website with all users in mind including accessibility, language options, and multiple device and browser capabilities.

Our company's goal is to help reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and death on Oregon roads through traffic safety education.


 

OUR TEAM

We have some of the best and brightest minds in Oregon highway safety that continue to dedicate their professional lives to create an amazing educational experience that students will not soon forget. 

 

Danah Vitolo, Chief Executive Officer

Danah is the Chief Executive Officer of U-TURN180. Her background is primarily in court operations and administration with 12 years’ experience in Oregon courts, serving as Court Administrator in an Oregon Municipal Court for 10 of those years. Danah has extensive knowledge of the procedures and processes of the Oregon court system. She also served as a Board Vice President for the Oregon Association of Court Administrators (OACA).

 

Steve Vitolo, Chief Information and Operations Officer

Steve is the Chief Information and Operations Officer for U-TURN180. Steve retired after 20 years from Law Enforcement and Judicial Programs Manager for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. He was the architect of several technological innovations that help reduce fatal and injury traffic crashes on Oregon roads, receiving a prestigious National award from GHSA for his multi-year efforts. Additionally, Steve spent 10 years and thousands of hours serving his community as Deputy Sheriff (Solo Res.), retiring at the rank of Lieutenant.  He has committed his entire professional life to Oregon highway safety.

 

Larry Christianson, Chief Financial Officer

Larry is the Chief Financial Officer for U-TURN180. As a lifelong traffic safety educator and advocate, Larry has achieved incredible, life-saving success through the development of innovative programs in Oregon and abroad. He is a 21 year veteran of traffic safety program development as Roadway Safety Program manager for Oregon’s Transportation Safety Division and as a trainer and training program developer in the private sector.  Larry brought “Give Em a Brake” to Oregon.

 

John Diehl, Chief Training Officer

John is the Chief Training Officer for U-TURN180. He is a 35 year veteran of law enforcement. He retired as a Lieutenant over the Advanced Traffic Safety Training Section for the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a certified instructor in SFST, Drug Recognition Expert, Radar/Lidar, and Crash Investigations. In 1999, he was selected for a one-year assignment at NHTSA in Washington, DC.

 

Jered Sundquist, Technical Lead

Jered is the Technical Lead for U-TURN180. Jered is a United States Military Veteran that served as a SERE Instructor (Survival, Evade, Resistance, Escape) and finished his military service in 2001 as a Joint Services Contractor. Jered’s education started while in the Air Force, completing a degree from CCAF in Teaching and Instruction.  More recently, he received his education from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Computer Software Engineering. Jered has been active in the Veteran community, helping Veterans adjust to post-military life, assisting in finding VA programs, and securing loans for gaps in educational aid. 

 

Kristen Sundquist, Administrative Support

Kristen provides U-TURN180 support for internal business processes and is available for communications with the courts and U-TURN180 customers. Kristen has a strong background in customer relations. She worked 10 years in Health Care as a Certified Medical Assistant in both Women’s Health and Head and Neck Surgery. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2007.

 

Any questions, please email us at support@uturn180.com