Our Team
Bronwyn Kierstead, Coordinator
Matthew Creamer, Coordinator
Stephen MacKnight, Coordinator 
Mary Ashton, Coordinator
Sherry Dumont, Coordinator
Belleisle Regional High School/ Sussex Regional High School
Agar Place
Simonds High School
Kennebecasis Valley High School
I joined the Work Room team in November 2013 after working for five years in the public school system as well as in the non-profit sector in the Saint John area. I completed an Honours degree in Sociology, an Elementary Education degree, and am on track to complete my Master’s Degree in Counselling in 2017. I am proactive, solution-focused, and driven by a desire to improve the lives of New Brunswickers. I am passionate about promoting healthy, inclusive communities and contributing to growth and opportunities within our beautiful province. Outside of work you can find me cooking lots, eating more, and chasing around my sweet toddler.
Catherine Ferguson, Coordinator Assistant
Simonds 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
Trisha Rodd, Coordinator Assistant
Kennebecasis Valley High School
Michelle Thibodeau, Coordinator Assistant
Agar Place
I joined the Work Room team in April 2015 after a long-time career in customer service. I enjoy coming to work every day and I especially appreciate seeing the students and community members who come to our centre. I love learning new things and keeping busy, and feel rewarded that this job gives me the opportunity to talk to students and help them with their career development. In my spare time I love cooking, being on the water in the Belleisle, and spending time with my family including my two wonderful children.
I came over to The Work Room after working as a Sales & Catering Coordinator for a hotel.  Originally from Ontario, I have been fortunate enough to experience living in many areas of NB and have grown to enjoy the culture and the diversity it has to offer.   On my days off, I like to focus on wellness and health which sometimes lead me to being spontaneous and seeking for my next challenge or adventure.  No two days are ever alike. 
I joined the Work Room team in the summer of 2015 with the goal of helping connect the residents of Saint John East with the local job market.  My primary background is in international education having spent several years’ abroad, teaching and counseling High School students.  I also have diverse experience in curriculum development and adult education having worked for the University of New Brunswick and Newcomer Connections of the Saint John YMCA.  I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and History from the University of New Brunswick and a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  When I’m not in my office I’m out with my family enjoying the great things Saint John has to offer.
I joined the Agar Work Room as the Assistant in August 2016 to cover a maternity leave.  I am excited to continue learning and growing in this role over the next year. 
I am thrilled to be part of a team that makes a positive and substantial difference in people’s lives. 
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and pets, spending time in nature and playing the flute. 

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.
I arrived at the Work Room at Agar Place October 2014 after 18 years in Revenue Development with a charitable organization. There, I recruited, mentored, and trained volunteers and staff. I also solicited support from businesses leaders and employees. Interacting with employers is one of those relevant transferable skills I use now as I meet with employers researching career prospects and options on behalf of my clients. My passion is empowering people to be more than they think they can be. Being at the Work Room also allows me to use my BEd training and skills in workshops and in the classroom. Since being here I have become a Certified Resume Strategist and Certified Interview Strategist from Career Professionals of Canada. When I am not at the Work Room, you can find me at a horse barn shoveling, sweeping, or riding.
I became part of The Work Room team in June of 2015 after working for 5 years as an educator in New Brunswick and Alberta. I completed my Bachelor of Arts from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, QC, with a double major in History and Religious Studies as well as a minor in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Education Intermediate/Secondary from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL. I was a guidance counselor and an educator in the province of Alberta and returned to New Brunswick to share my enthusiasm for learning and my devotion to help New Brunswickers identify their strengths, find confidence in their abilities and instill a desire for professional advancement. I am committed to the growth of my Kings County clients and am eager to assist them in their career development. Outside of work you will find me indulging with friends and enjoying the company of my family.
 
Emma McLeod, Coordinator Assistant
St. Stephen High School/ Fundy High School/ Ganong Place
I am very happy to have joined the Work Room this February 2017, as the Ganong Place Work Room Assistant. I graduated last year from New Brunswick Community College with an advanced diploma in Human Resources Management, I also have a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Thomas University. Before taking on this position I was working at the Department of Transportation at the Head Office in Fredericton, as the Recruitment Coordinator. I am pleased to be back in my home town to start my career and also to help the community that I know and love.