Our Team
Stephen MacKnight, Coordinator  
Karina Cowan, Coordinator
Sherry Dumont, Coordinator
Simonds High School
Hampton High School / Sussex Regional High School
Janet Hunt, Coordinator Assistant
Kennebecasis Valley High School
I joined the Work Room in July 2016 after several years in education. I have also worked extensively in business and in the music industry. I enjoy working with people and the variety of career experiences I’ve had helps me to empathize and identify with our clients. I look forward to learning new skills and utilizing that knowledge to help our clients make the right choices that fit their needs. I enjoy the nature of New Brunswick, I enjoy learning how to play new musical instruments and you will find me at art openings across southern New Brunswick. 
St. Stephen High School/ Fundy High School/ Ganong Place
Sasha McKenzie, Coordinator Assistant
Simonds High School
Madison O'Connor, Coordinator 
Kennebecasis Valley High School
I joined The Work Room in October 2005.  I previously worked with NBCC Saint John in Student Services. I have a diploma in Executive Office Administration.   I really enjoy my job and the people I work with.  It is very rewarding assisting the community and students that come in every day.   I love meeting new people and learning new things on the job.  When I am not working I like to cook and go for walks. 

William MacKnight, Coordinator Assistant
St. Stephen High School/ Fundy High School/ Ganong Place
I joined The Work Room team in 2021, with nearly a decade of experience working in the non-profit sector. There I gained facilitation skills and a passion for inclusivity. I have the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients in the region, from ambitious students to seasoned professionals. I am eager to blend creativity, strategic thinking, and industry trends to help others align their passions and skills with a purposeful career path. Outside of work, I enjoy adventuring with my young family or keeping my hands busy with a craft project. 
I joined the Work Room staff in September 2018 as the Ganong Place Work Room Assistant Coordinator. I am three years into my English degree at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, and I am currently exploring future career options. I have experience in customer service and tourism, and I enjoy working with the public. In this position I find that I am gaining just as much knowledge as I am imparting on others, and I am looking forward to putting this knowledge to good use in the years to come. As far as hobbies go, I love a good TV series, and I have always had a strong passion for gaming in all of its forms. 
I joined the Kennebecasis Valley Work Room in February 2023. I graduated from St. Thomas University in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminology and minoring in Communications & Public Policy, Sociology, and Human Rights. Prior to joining The Work Room, I had some amazing opportunities working in the private and public, non-profit sectors. As a KVHS alumni, I am excited to be back and able to help students and community members reach their career goals! When I am not at The Work Room, I am most likely reading a book.

​I joined the KV Work Room in February 2022 after spending several years in the private sector, primarily in administrative and customer service roles. Prior to my transition to this role, I dedicated several years to interning and volunteering with teens in the Saint John and Sussex area, a pursuit deeply rooted in my passion for youth development.  Drawing from my previous experiences, I am excited to contribute to The Work Room by cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment and supporting students and community members as they navigate their paths to career success. Outside of work I enjoy expressing my creativity through painting and photography, as well as kayaking, racing sailboats, and exploring the great outdoors with my husband.

Theresa Graves, Coordinator Assistant
Simonds High School
I joined the Simonds High Work Room in September 2021 after spending time at home raising my two daughters. Previously, with a Diploma in Executive Office Administration, I worked in Marketing and Office Administration in the private sector. 
I have a passion for helping others and love the opportunity this role provides to help students and adults achieve their career goals. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending my time with my family, gardening, travelling, and exploring the trails on our side by side.
I am glad to re-join The Work Room team; this time based out of Simonds High School as of March 2022. Since my 4 years at The Work Room in Agar Place, I was a Work Services Case Manager for Social Development. Here I helped clients navigate the job search & job maintenance process. These last two years I was the Experiential Learning Coordinator for ASD-S. In this role, I made community connections to link curriculum to real world applications for all grade levels and subject areas. Having personally experienced career changes throughout my life ranging from non-profit to government to education I bring a perspective of choice and flexibility through the career decision making process. I enjoy working with students and adults to empower them to open doors they did not know were there. When not in The Work Room, I can be found outside running, swimming, camping, kayaking, horseback riding, or just spending time with my family and friends.
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