Upon graduating from the University of Guelph's Hotel and Food Administration program, Kristy began her career in the hotel business in downtown Ottawa. Within two years of graduating, she became General Manager of a new 130-room hotel in Markham, Ontario.
David was born and raised in Glencoe, Ontario. His first inspirations were to go into the field of business and engineering, but between first and second year at The University of Ottawa, David discovered his passion for food, focusing on changing his career objectives to Culinary Arts.
Josie has both a strong pastry, cake decorating and business background and has been an instructor in he Baking and Pastry Arts Management program at Humber College for the last few years.
Stephanie Banning has been a registered massage therapist for over 20 years, and has gained a wealth of experience in a variety of clinical environments. She has treated in a spa, rehab clinic and as owner of her own clinic.
My career began after graduation from Niagara College where I achieve a diploma in Hotel Restaurant Management. I began working with Canada Packers, now called Gordon Food Service and have had a wonderful twenty-five year career with them.
Colin graduated from Humber College with both Culinary Management and Hotel & Restaurant Management diplomas.
Debra has an academic background in business from Ryerson University and is a Registered Holistic Nutrition graduate from the Canadian School of Naturopathic Nutrition.
Amanda is a Registered Massage Therapist and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a focus in Adult Education.
After pursuing studies in Life Sciences at the University of Toronto, Patricia attended the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, earning her Diploma of Massage Therapy in 1996. After many years in clinical practice, Patricia decided to pursue her interest in education, eventually joining the massage therapy faculty at Humber College in 2015.
Dale attended a two year Travel Counsellor course at Centennial College and after two years in the Travel Industry obtained her CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor).
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Brock University and a Master’s degree in Sport Administration from Western Michigan University.
Katie completed her undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph and her Master’s degree in Clinical Anatomy at the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Vivian Bizios, ND, is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
James Bodanis is a full-time culinary professor in the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism.
He is the team manager and coach for Team Humber, who will be competing in the IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany in October 2016.
Chef Kire is a certified Chef De Cuisine, who graduated from Culinary Management at Humber College in 2003 with honours.
Kevin is a 20-year experienced professional in the sport and recreation field including his roles as Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Director of Marketing and Events for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).
Leah Shainhouse is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a member of the Dietitians of Canada.
Kristin completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario.
Sherri graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Sport Management and Exercise Science degree. Presently Sherri is enrolled in the Masters of Sports Science Program at the United States Sports Academy.
Lisa completed both her Master of Arts in Sports Administration and her Bachelor of Education in Health & Physical Education at the University of Ottawa.
Paul has over 15 years of experience in the sport, leisure and recreation field including his various roles in municipal recreation, private and non-profit sectors.
Wendy is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Hotel and Food Administration Program, B.Comm. She has worked in nearly every position in the hotel industry including general manager and senior corporate positions in Revenue Management, Sales, Human Resources, Rooms Management and Operations.
Nathan is a practicing Certified Athletic Therapist, certified in 2003 and a Registered Kinesiologist.
Amber has been working within the Foodservice industry for over 12 years, she has experience working as a chef within the restaurant industry and as a Nutrition Manager in Acute Care, Retirement, Long Term Care, and has currently completed a position with apetito Canada as an Eastern Ontario account Manager.
Ron has over 20 years of marketing and communications experience in both agency and client side of the business. His area of expertise includes marketing, brand strategy, digital, public relations, sport marketing and social media.
Shonah Chalmers graduated with honours from the culinary management program at Humber College.
He is a graduate of the Apprenticeship program at Humber College.
Praveen Chilkuri has over 26 years of international industry experience in the field of culinary arts. He has worked with a variety of established hotel brands for over 19 years in the capacity of Executive Chef.
I am a two time graduate from the University of Guelph.
Andrew brings with him 20 years of experience in private practice.
Cecily holds a Masters degree in Sport Management from Western University and undergraduate degrees in Science and Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University.
David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Bio-Medical Science from the University of Guelph.
Denis is a Registered Dietitian, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist and has a Master's degree in Kinesiology.
Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Brock University and a Master’s Degree in Sport & Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. Currently, Matt teaches in both the Fitness and Health Promotion and Sport Management programs in the School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism at Humber.
Steve is a Certified Kinesiologist and owner of Kinetic Fitness Group.
Bradley is a former NCAA Division I athlete, competing for Long Island University-Brooklyn’s Men’s Golf team, leading them to the 2004 Northeast Conference Championship and NCAA East Regional.
Paul Cossart-Miles is the Executive Director for The Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG) in Toronto.
He grew up with a passion for fresh authentic cuisine which led him to a diverse career in the hospitality industry.
Lauren Dickler graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Certificate in Sport Administration.
Marie graduated from Centennial College’s Food & Nutrition Management program. Marie’s work background has been mainly in acute care hospitals in various Food Service Management roles and has been an active member of the Canadian & Ontario Societies of Nutrition Management.
Garo received his Diploma of Massage Therapy at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic and has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2004.
Jamie has been employed with Humber College since 2007. He first started with the college in the area of Community Outreach and Workforce Development (COWD) and in 2009 took on a new role as Internship Coordinator for the School of Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism.
David has experience working as a Diet Technician and Food Service Supervisor at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Guelph.
Sergiu completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at York University where he obtained a Ph.D. in Kinesiology in 2009.
Anke holds two university degrees in Tourism Management, one from Heilbronn University in Germany, and an Executive MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Guelph, from which she graduated in October 2014.
Leigh has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Contemporary Dance from the University of Texas.
Noah received a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee.
Yassamin is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator
Joseph is a full-time faculty member at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber. He completed his Master’s in Exercise Physiology from Western University and the University of Windsor, concurrently.
Vita Giglio is Head Pastry Chef at The Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto. She has over 25 years of experience in the pastry industry.
Daniel Gonzalez has over 30 years of experience in the Baking and Pastry Industry.
Born just outside Manchester England, Chef Alastair Gray started his career as an apprentice in a hotel in London. He has been a faculty member of Humber College for four years.
Elisse obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario.
A Masters graduate from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Judi has been actively involved in many facets of the fitness field as an instructor, fitness consultant and health club manager.
Erin graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Sport Administration.
Judy joined Humber as faculty in the Hospitality Management program and has been the program coordinator of multiple programs including Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Hospitality and Tourism Post Grad and Tourism Management developing each program’s curriculum and supporting student success. Judy is the program coordinator for Study Abroad.
Jonathan Hood, a former linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL), has made a name for himself on and off the football field.
Tina Horsley is a Registered Dietitian and holds a Master of Health Sciences in Community Nutrition and Public Health. She believes good food has the power to make people, communities and the planet healthy.
Greg is a Humber College Culinary Management Graduate with Honours.
Senait has been part of the Humber Tourism Management program as a part-time faculty member since 2017. Her experience at Humber has ignited her passion for teaching and mentoring students.
Mat holds a Masters degree in Sport and Recreation Business Management from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Since childhood, Chef Mark Jachecki has been exposed to the culinary life. As a boy, he was introduced to the wonders of the kitchen through the beloved German restaurant, Zum Rhein, located in Toronto on Lakeshore Boulevard West, which was owned by his father in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s.
Carol Ann spent over 25 years in the insurance and financial services industry before making the switch into the world of wine and spirits. She holds a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award as well as a Sommelier Certificate from both the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and the Court of Master Sommeliers.
After completing Chef Training, Susan began an apprenticeship as a patissier at a fine chocolate boutique in Oakville, and at the same time, as a baker specializing in natural foods.
Dr. J.D. Kato obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia. After traveling and working overseas for two years, he obtained his DC from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California where he was his class’s valedictorian.
Melanie Katovich graduated from York University with a B.A. in Psychology.
My journey in the travel industry began over 30 years ago.
Leila has a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Western Ontario. Her Ph.D. research focused on functional fitness testing, specifically the Functional Movement Screen and the Y-balance test.
Helen completed a Master of Business Administration at York University and an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Waterloo.
Chef Kenneth Ku’s accomplishments as a pastry chef are as numerous as they are impressive. He brings with him over a decade of international experience in Hotels, Michelin Star Restaurants, Catering Establishments and Boutique Patisseries.
Joe has been teaching Baking and Pastry Arts at Humber since 1999.
Chef Mitchell Lash was born and raised in Montreal Quebec.
Having graduated from the University of Guelph's Hotel & Food Administration program Janet has over twenty five years of Human Resources experience, primarily in the Hospitality Industry.
After receiving a B.A. from York University in 1972, Linda completed her Ontario Teaching Certification at Toronto Teachers College in 1973.
He is a graduate of the Waldegg School Culinary Arts Program Austria.
Charlie Lee is a professor who helps students discover the way of developing relationships, building confidence and leadership skills that the fitness and health promotion industry requires.
At the age of fifteen Joseph began his kitchen apprenticeship in Budapest Hungary.
Kristina holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Toronto, a MSc in Clinical Anatomy from Western University, and a BScH in Life Sciences from Queen's University. During her PhD studies, Kristina also completed a research fellowship at the Wilson Centre in Health Professions Education at the University Health Network in Toronto.
Edie has been in the food industy for over 10 years.
Natalie is a Registered Dietitian with expertise in clinical nutrition and counseling. Through her work at the Prince Edward Family Health Team, the North York Family Health Team and the Cleveland Clinic Canada, Natalie has a wealth of experience in counseling patients on nutrition issues related to weight management, chronic disease management and prevention and sports nutrition.
Anne Marie is an experienced food service leader having worked in both Clinical Nutrition and Food Service Management in Eastern Canada, Bermuda and Ontario.
A graduate of D’Arcy Lane Institute in London Ontario, Geneviève has been practicing and teaching massage therapy since 2005.
Caroline Martin is a Registered Massage Therapist who specializes in therapeutic massage and orthopaedic assessments.
Michelle is a Certified Sommelier, holds the Diploma of Wine from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), is the President of the National Board for the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers/ Association Canadienne des Sommeliers Professionnels (CAPS) and a WSET Certified Wine Educator.
Rosemary has been teaching at Humber with the Sports Management & Recreation and Leisure program for over 18 years.
My career has come full circle, It all started here at Humber College. A graduate of the Culinary Program at Humber, it provided me with the right tools entering the Hospitality Industry.
Kojo earned an Honours Bachelor of Sport Management from Brock University and a Master of Science in Sport Management from West Virginia University.
Stacey graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Education.
Trevor has over 20 years of culinary industry experience within Canada.
Roger is a professor at both Humber and Niagara Colleges, is also the founder of Canada’s leading beer education company, Thirst For Knowledge.
In addition to being a Pastry Chef creator for Aramark Canada, she is also a member of the culinary faculty at Humber College. Her years of training and commitment have given her the ability to teach inspiring chef’s the knowledge and skills required to be a great chef in today’s industry.
Karen graduated with honours and earned her diploma in Humber College 's previously named Travel and Tourism Program.
Manpreet Pandha holds a Bachelor of Business in Sport Management from Brock University and a Certificate in Business Management from Schulich School of Business at York University.
Justine graduated with Honours in Sport Management and a Master’s Degree in Applied Health Sciences focusing in Sport Management from Brock University.
Dr. Ashwin Patel, a native of Chatham, Ontario,received a B.A. in Psychology and History from the University of Guelph and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee.
Maria Pelliccia has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from York University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition from Ryerson University.
Dimuthu Perera is an award-winning pastry chef who has lived in Canada since 2004. He came to Canada with the hope that the opportunities that the country is known to provide would help him further his dream of becoming a world-renowned pastry chef.
Richard has over twenty-five years of management experience within the hospitality sector.
Carmen Puyo began her journey in fitness at a very young age. She has been an instructor and personal trainer for the past 20 years.
Ajay started teaching in the Fitness and Health Promotion Program at Humber in 2011. Prior to that, he completed a Master’s Degree in Fitness Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a Certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counselling from York University
With over 35 years in senior leadership positions spanning in 4 countries, Gopal’s expertise is global and his drive for taking on challenges is well known.
Susan earned Master of Arts and Honours Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Waterloo, where her studies focused on the business and analysis of tourism.
Fabian is a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Exercise Physiologist and President of FabYourLife Inc, a multidisciplinary health and wellness company in Markham.
Paul is a Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist with the Cardiac Wellness and Rehabilitation Centre at the TrilIium Health Centre in Mississauga.
Peter is a Registered Dietitian, holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Foodservice Management.
Chef Rivera apprenticed under Mark McEwan at Sutton Place Hotel, Pronto Restaurant.
Ann is a registered dietitian with extensive expertise in the public and private sector of the Food Service industry, Healthcare- Patient Feeding, Long Term Care, Retail Food Court and College & University feeding.
Jodi is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Fitness Professional.
Elisa received both an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, and a Master of Science degree, in Kinesiology and Health Science, from York University.
After graduating from Queen’s University with a degree in English Literature, Victoria worked in both the travel and restaurant fields. Following years of participating in fitness classes, Victoria attended her first Group Exercise instructor training course at the local YMCA in 1990 and realized she had found her passion in teaching.
Heather Savage started as a pool rat at a local rec centre and through the love of play developed a career by working for four municipalities across the GTA.
Jason is a Performance Coaching Consultant and Positive Interventionist. His areas of expertise include Life, Executive, Team Effectiveness Coaching and Leadership Development.
Leah Shainhouse is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a member of the Dietitians of Canada.
As the Executive Chef of The International Centre Chef Tawfik brings over 20 years of professional culinary experience to his role.
Sergio Shidomi completed his apprenticeship at The Vintage Inns group located in Niagara-on-the-Lake from 2003-2006.
Lori is a Registered Dietitian with 8 years experience in clinical nutrition with focuses in Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Type 1 Diabetes.
Darian is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with a Bachelors degree in Fitness Education from McGill University and a Masters degree in Fitness Specialization from York University.
Rick completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, and a post-graduate diploma in Recreation Management at Humber.
Tracie is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with 15 years of experience in the field of nutrition.
Deb Singer has been in the fitness industry for almost 20 years.
With over 17 years as Pastry Chef, Devonne’s experience spans the spectrum from fine dining, hotels, and event catering to overseeing a multi-restaurant pastry program.
Brad has both academic and industry experience in Sport, Recreation and Fitness.
With well over a decade in the tourism industry, Kevin has held a wide variety of roles.
Ryan Snider, Ph.D. was raised in Nairobi, Kenya where his parents were teachers at an International School.
Ramesh is a passionate hospitality, tourism and wine educator.
Simon was set on a professional culinary career at the age of fifteen after taking a summer job as a prep cook at a local restaurant in Burlington, Ontario. He found the excitement, energy and pace of the kitchen exhilarating and he was instantly hooked and knew his path.
Bryn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Science from BCIT and is the past Executive Director & CEO of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
Megan has over 16 years of experience working in the cruise, wholesale, retail, management and operations areas of the Tourism Industry.
Jay completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Concordia University.
Winne has an academic background in law, however the fitness industry is where Winnie truly belongs.
Canadian born Chef Michael Teune started his career in a small Italian restaurant outside of Toronto.
Tonia graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching clinic in 2000. She has practiced in a variety of clinics including integrated clinic environments with chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths, and acupuncturists. Tonia has also been an instructor of massage therapy programs for over three years.
Alanna has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry including both corporate and commercial clubs.
Ryan Visser is the Retail Director at Humber’s School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism.
Mike completed his Undergraduate Degree in Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University and his Master of Science Degree from the University of Toronto.
Andrea’s love of travel started early and she pursued a career in the Industry by obtaining her Travel & Tourism Diploma.
Lucia Weiler is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist who loves food and helping students, communities and businesses translate nutrition science into reliable and life-changing advice.
Konrad Weinbuch is a European trained Master Chef.
Brent completed an undergraduate degree in Sport and Physical Education at Laurentian University and a M.Sc. in Fitness Science at York University.
Sarah completed both her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University.
Nigel was born and raised in San Fernando, in his native country, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. His passion from an early age, was to enter the culinary field, which he believes he inherited from his father.
Kara is a former Canadian World-Class Beach Volleyball Player who competed all over the world on the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour.
Julie is a graduate of Humber's School of Business (Advance Diploma in Business Administration) and also holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from Athabasca University.