Faculty & Staff
With a B. Comm and post-graduate studies in Computer Science and Finance from Saint Mary's University, Dale Ritchie carries a wide variety of creative interests and decades of business experience. Dale's entrepreneurship and leadership has led McKenzie College to be one of Atlantic Canada's most respected post-secondary institutions. Being an artist himself, Dale knows the value of creativity at full potential and strives to instill that into our students.
As a Business graduate from the Academy of Learning, our Campus Administrator Cathy Cormier has great knowledge of the college system and handles daily operations of our school proudly and effectively. Cathy always greets each student by name and with a friendly smile; and always offers advice to students when needed.
DIRECTOR of MARKETING
With exceptional art skills and a natural business sense, Shannon Lynn has recently been appointed to Director of Marketing for McKenzie College. With a Bachelor of Commerce and HR Certificate from Saint Mary's University, Shannon completed the McKenzie College Visual Arts Foundation program in April 2013 and easily transitioned into this new role. Her artistic talent and magnetic personality make her a great addition to the staff here at McKenzie College.
Director of International Partnerships
Having acquired a BFA (’05) Classics double major from Mount Allison University, Dimitrios became an assistant headmaster at a language school abroad, and gained ten years’ experience as an EFL author and teacher before becoming an international student recruiter. As the Crake Foundation scholarship recipient, he studied in Pylos and Santorini through the University of Missouri and Kapodistrian University. Dimitrios loves ancient languages, philosophy, and religions. He is an English teacher and Artist-in-residence at McKenzie.
Language School Coordinator (English)
Patricia is a life-long learner who enjoys living, studying, and working in different countries. She was born in the Netherlands, earned her TEFL Diploma in England, her Bachelors in Translation and Interpretation in Italy, and her two Masters in Education in the US. She has been an English teacher in Europe and North America for over 10 years to people from all over the world. Having learned English as an Additional Language herself, she has a thorough understanding of the challenges her students may face and this enables her to help them succeed.
Language School Coordinator (French) & ESL Instructor
David gets his passion for bilingualism from his hometown of Montreal. His studies have included Pure and Applied Sciences (D.E.C., Vanier College, Montreal), Linguistics (B.A. spécialisation, Université de Montréal), Theology (M.Div., Brock University, Ontario), and Second Language Training (Adv.Certif. in TESL, Crandall University, Moncton). He has been teaching language classes and tutoring academic subjects for newcomers to Canada in the Moncton area since 2006. David enjoys getting to know new people and especially likes helping people to communicate better and to succeed in their various endeavours.
LEAD Instructor, Visual Arts Foundation
As the Visual Arts Foundation instructor at McKenzie College, Fabrizio's degree from NSCAD University has given him a unique understanding of art, and how to unleash the creativity of his students. He instills visual literacy, design theory and artistic techniques throughout the program that equip the students with the foundation skills they need to catapult their careers as artists and designers.
LEAD Instructor, Photography Media Arts
With 7 years experience in photography instruction, Joel Culligan knows the techniques and skills needed to be a successful professional photographer. He guides his students in mastering their cameras and capturing the environment they shoot successfully. Joel is an active photographer and visual artist, who has known for creating his own unique photography techniques and holds several exhibitions each year.
LEAD Instructor, Software Tester
With a keen interest in Technology and Business, and a diploma in Computer Engineering Technology, Judson has developed a successful career in delivering global I.T. solutions over the past 16 years across Canada, The United States, The United Kingdom and Europe. Experienced in System Development, Design, Testing, and Customer Support, he is eager to instill industry best practices to his students in the Software Tester Program.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR, VIDeo GAME ART
Mike Roy is a highly motivated, enthusiastic, animation producer and director. As the owner of Flic Studios, he brings with him over 15 years experience in various roles, producing award winning web content, design, illustration, game art and animation. Mike inspires his students to push themselves creatively, while keeping a focus on developing the technical skills relevant to todays game art studios. His real world experience, strong mentoring skills and industry connections make him a valuable addition to the McKenzie College team.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGN
With a Visual Arts diploma from CONA, and as a McKenzie College Graphic Design Alumni of 2001, Faron has built a career in the design and advertising field over the last 16 year. He has taken pride in surpassing the expectations of past clients and employers in the areas of Creative Direction, Graphic Design and Client Relations. In his new role as Graphic Design Instructor for McKenzie College, Faron is eager to share his love for, and experience in, both communications and design, while instilling in his students the requirements and employable skills that are sought after in the design industry.
International Student Services & ESL Instructor
Allyson has a diploma in Acting for Film and Television from the Vancouver Film School, a BA from Dalhousie University with a major in Sociology and Social Anthropology, and her TESOL certification from ILAC (International Language Academy of Canada) in Toronto. She has been teaching for the past few years at McKenzie, organizing field trips and working with our present and future students, to ensure the most successful experience here at McKenzie College.
Administrative Support & ESL Instructor
David grew up in Ottawa, Canada, the youngest of five. After graduating with honours from Trent University (Peterborough, ON), David pursued post-graduate studies in applied gravitational physics in the mountains of British Columbia. David has been teaching English as a Second Language since January 2000, in Japan and then on both east and west coasts of Canada. David’s interests include art, literature and media studies. He enjoys watching baseball and playing the guitar, sometimes simultaneously.