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
Natalia Fedulova, Coordinator Assistant
Agar Place
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 Kennebecasis Valley 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 youth 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, 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.
I joined the Agar Place Work Room in April 2023 as the Coordinator Assistant. My diploma and work experience in Medical Office Administration helped prepare me for this role. The skills I developed working as a tutor and in customer service will also help me as I support The Work Room clients. I have gone through the process of job searching many times and I know firsthand how valuable it is to have access to the right resources and assistance all in one place! Here at the Agar Place Work Room, I look forward to connecting job seekers with the right resources to set them up for success in their job search. Outside of work, I usually spend time with my family and friends; we enjoy traveling around the Greater Saint John area and exploring our beautiful province.
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