Michael Sanderson (Faculty Advisor)
Michael Sanderson has over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, economic development and professional training. He has extensive leadership and project management experience and has been responsible for the development and delivery of varied projects including multi-year employability training programs for recent graduates and priority youth, conference planning and coordination, a variety of research and consulting projects, and professional development training.
Matt MacPhee (Faculty Advisor)
Matt MacPhee is a consultant at the Sobey School Business Development Center and part-time faculty member in the Management Department at Saint Mary’s University. He has a Masters degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and several international coaching and consulting certifications. Matt has trained and coached hundreds of businesses across Atlantic Canada.
Lianne Perry (Faculty Advisor)
Lianne Perry has more than 15 years’ combined industry and government project management experience. Lianne is an award winning published freelance writer and performer, professionally involved in the arts community in Canada and abroad. Lianne works with the Skills Development and Training Division of the Sobey School Business Development Centre, with a focus on administering employability programs for youth and managing the Student Entrepreneurship Centre on the SMU campus.
Jason Turner (Faculty Advisor)
Jason Turner works with the Skills Development and Training Division of Sobey School Business Development Centre as a Senior Project Manager, focusing on administering employability programs for Halifax youth, as well as promoting entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s. Jason manages the Spark Zone, an Entrepreneurship Sandbox which brings together students and community members to create, develop, and ultimately launch business ideas and social innovations.
Monique Boudreau (Support Advisor)
Monique Boudreau works with the Skills Development and Training Division of the Sobey School Business Development Centre as the Project Manager of an employment program for youth living with disabilities in the Atlantic Region.
Paulette Campbell (Support Advisor)
Paulette Campbell is the Office Administrator for the Sobey School Business Development Centre at Saint Mary’s University.
Brennan Daley (Support Advisor)
Brennan is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Since August 2016, Brennan has been working with the Skills, Development, and Training Division of the Sobey School Business Development Centre as the Project Manager of Work Smarts, a subsidized employment program for new graduates. Brennan was a member of Enactus Saint Mary’s for two years, and in his final year, volunteered as a Project Manager for OPtions Nova.
Alex Rafuse (Support Advisor)
Alex Rafuse is the Project Manager for Work Smarts NS, a wage subsidy program designed for recent graduates, facilatated by the Sobey School Business Development Centre. He is a resourceful problem solver with experience in graphic design, financials, team management, and web-development. Alex previously held the role as Tech Manager for the team.
Kaitlyn Touesnard (Support Advisor)
Kaitlyn Touesnard works as a Project Manager at the Sobey School Business Development Centre and runs her own full service event management company. Kaitlyn is also an alumna Enactus Saint Mary’s and during her time with the team, held the positions of Fundraising Co-ordinator, VP of Public Relations, VP Social, Project Manager of OPtions, and Co-President.