EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

Krystal Mutyabule

Krystal is a Dalhousie student from Uganda. Born and raised in Uganda for the majority of her young adult life, Krystal moved to Canada at the age of 16 to pursue a law degree. As a summer Intern at TEAM Work, Krystal is excited to work with our team and help work towards our mission for all-inclusive work spaces in Halifax. With kindness, empathy and determination, she hopes that she can work hand in hand with her co-workers and build ever-lasting relationships.

Mingxuan Li

Mingxuan is a third-year commerce student studying at Dalhousie University. Mingxuan was born and raised in Beijing, China, and came to Halifax, Canada in 2017. Mingxuan is attracted by the TWC mission "to provide equal opportunity to everyone" and has been ready to bring his own passion to this team. Mingxuan looks forward to learning more professional knowledge in this position. 

YoungHoon Choi

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, YoungHoon moved to Canada at the age of 9. YoungHoon is a co-op student joining us from Dalhousie University and is thrilled to bring lots of positive energy to our team. His dedication and passion for collaborating with others to overcome different challenges and tasks make him a perfect match for this position. YoungHoon also has a strong passion for football and is a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan.

Lynn Bruyere

In winter you will find Lynn on the Ski Hill in a red jacket helping those who fall down. In summer she’ll most likely be in the Lake. Throughout the work day, Lynn’s specializes in implementing diverse and equitable initiatives that improve the culture of an organization. Lynn has fifteen years of experience in recruitment, project, and talent management. Lynn is also a certified instructor and human resource partner for the Canadian Ski Patrol and Events Coordinator for Ability Employers Association.

Today Lynn will be your Workplace Support Practicioner. 

Jason Fernandes

As an immigrant from a developing country, Jason has a wide view of what it means to work with clients in diverse fields. He is passionate about helping people to meet their full potential, be it in employment, or education. Having worked with diverse groups of persons who are marginalized, he wears an empathetic lens, and uses a Need-Based, and Solution-Focused approach to allow clients to make decisions that are suitable to their well-being.

Today, Jason will be your Career Counsellor.

Templeton Sawyer

Templeton Tyler Sawyer is a Youth Advocate who believes in education and growth. He is from Treasure Cay Abaco, Bahamas. He graduated with his Associate diploma degree in Marketing & Advertising Management from Holland College. He is currently in Halifax Nova Scotia to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, minoring in Non-profit leadership at Mount Saint Vincent University, and working with TEAM Work as another valuable member of our team. Templeton enjoys the development, life skills and opportunities teamwork offers.

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan is an advocate for diversity and inclusion and believes in meeting others where they are in life. Your differences can be your strengths. Jonathan is interested in the psychology of the job search; he will work with you to explore your interests and needs, and then develop a real plan for your employment goals. Let's figure this out together! 

Today Jonathan is your Skills Development Accessibility Coordinator.  

Jeff Vander Velde

Coming from a small business family, working hard alongside his father and brothers, Jeff has learned a few things about business. His career path has lead him into several business development and sales roles in a variety of professions as well as trying his hand at owning and operating his own business. He loves team sports and making people laugh. All combined, helping clients find employment is very rewarding and it's a calling he is passionate about.

Today Jeff is your Workshop Facilitator.

Matt Jamieson

Matt hails from Nova Scotia but he loves to travel and experience new cultures. Although he holds space in the office, you will rarely find him there as he’s well known in the community for supporting people on the job. His career spans twenty years supporting people with disabilities across the country, but today Matt calls TEAM Work his home. You’ll find him spending time with his family and gaming with his 3 nephews during his off time.

Today Matt will be your Employment Support Practitioner.

Mike Little

Horses, Harley’s and Hockey- watching his grandson’s play- are some of Mike’s loves. But honestly, he’s been around for a while and he has got the stories to prove it! Mike has a wealth of experience in career development and is perfect for supporting both clients and employers.

Today Mike will be your Employer Engagement Specialist.

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