Dale Ritchie


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.

Cathy Cormier

Campus Administrator

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.


Patricia Ables

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.

David Milette

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.

Fabrizio Santori

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.

Joël Culligan

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.

Michael Roy

Lead Instructor, Video Game Art / TV & Game Animation

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.

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Faron Dawe

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.

Allyson Jackson

Instructor, ESL

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. 

David LeBlanc

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.