Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors

Karn Nichols - Chair

Karn had the privilege of hearing Bill Strickland speak after taking a leap of faith and leaving her 20-year career at Maritime Travel to pursue an MBA.

Maria Dugas - Secretary

Mariae is currently completing her Masters in Law at Dalhousie University while working at the Court of Appeal in Halifax. She's a guitar player and studied music and is a competitive athlete.

Doug Nugent

Is currently a Group Rental Manager in Atlantic Canada with Enterprise Holdings. He has 20 plus years of experience in operations, sales and key account management. Doug currently sits on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Canada’s Better Business Bureau.

Jennifer DeCoste

Jennifer is a passionate community development leader with a keen interest in the expansion of non-traditional (folk) schooling models.

Peter Moorhouse

Currently president and CEO for Atlantic Canada’s Better Business Bureau, much of Peter’s career has been spent in recruitment and workforce development, from the company to community level...

Kendra Coady

Kendra has an extensive background in sales and client management having worked in the radio advertising industry for almost two decades. When she is not developing business and furthering client relationships, you will likely find her on the golf course or planning her next travel adventure.

Ashley Crocker - Treasurer

Ashley is a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) with over 8 years of experience providing strategic accounting advice to executive management in health care, municipal government, manufacturing and avionics systems support sectors...

Kenney Fitzpatrick

Kenney is a passionate educator committed to youth and equality advocacy with an extensive background in management, event planning and marketing having spent the last 20 plus years devoted to student service.

Meet our Advisory Council

Karn Nichols - Chair

Karn had the privilege of hearing Bill Strickland speak after taking a leap of faith and leaving her 20-year career at Maritime Travel to pursue an MBA.

Kendrick Douglas - Founder

Kendrick is the co-founder of MCCL alongside David Graham who were both inspired by Bill Strickland to replicate a youth arts and technology centre.

Dan Allain

As a partner/financial advisor at Eastport Financial Group, Dan is in the business of helping people achieve their goals and as an active Board Member of MCCL, he feels strongly about giving back to the community and helping youth achieve their personal goals as well.

Nancy Smithers

Nancy has more than 25 years of business experience in financial management, accounting, personnel management, marketing, strategic planning and...

Matthew Brunt

Matthew is a partner at J.W. Bird and Co. Ltd. He is responsible for the Construction Products Division and manages the Dartmouth office.

David Graham - Founder

David is the president of Atlantic Developments Inc. which includes a portfolio of projects in and around Halifax Regional Municipality: Theatre Lofts...

Nikki Robar

Nikki is a chartered accountant and chartered business valuator with the Atlantic Canada Consulting & Deals Group of PwC, working in the area of business...

Rick Emberley

Rick has been a leading marketing communications and research expert for over 25 years, and is senior counsel at the M5 Group where his principal responsibilities lie in corporate development, and business development.

Sheila Blair-Reid, Strategic Advisor

Sheila built Atlantic Canada’s largest magazine publishing house – Metro Guide Publishing, serving seven sectors and over 3 million readers. In 2010 Sheila sold Metro Guide Publishing and started a new company - Spring Business Solutions.

Tammy Milbury

With a diverse background in education, banking and entrepreneurial ventures, Tammy’s career has been marked by her ability to put herself in other people’s shoes in order to break down barriers, uncover new ways of dealing with challenges and work with people to find innovative solutions.

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