Our Team

Quentina Parsons

Director of Operations

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Ally Roache

Admissions Coordinator

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Suzanne Reid

Front Desk Coordinator

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Kristy Power

Administrative Assistant

Kristy first came through the HDC’s doors as a client. After discovering the positive and creative atmosphere of the HDC, she couldn’t help but stay!

Kristy is a Saint Mary’s University graduate and has worked in industries such as film and government. Kristy is an organizer at heart and her many skills include fluently speaking English, French, and Spanish. Kristy is passionate about exceptional customer service. When she’s not at the HDC, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, salsa dancing, reading, and travelling.

Shari Fitzner

Lead Hair Educator

Shari brings 20+ years of experience in the beauty industry and is a proud graduate of the Hair Design Centre. Shari has been educating students for 12 years and is passionate about education and the ever-changing industry. She believes keeping yourself educated in this industry keeps you inspired and competitive. 

As a Redken Certified Colorist, Shari enjoys passing along her knowledge and watching students grow into successful stylists, salon owners, or platform Artists.

Shari’s message to all her students is “The Sky is the Limit…. So, Dream Big ” 

Stephanie Coadic

Hair Design Educator

A proud Hair Educator, Stephanie is passionate about delivering exceptional results to clients and teaching her students to do the same. Stephanie holds a diploma from New Dawn Hair Design. 

Stephanie thrives on seeing her students flourish and she’ll never forget the first time one of her students achieved Master Stylist status. When she’s not at the HDC, you’ll find Stephanie at the dog park with her pup, doing Zumba, salsa dancing, or eating her favourite food while watching her favorite movie—pizza and The Notebook

Chris MacKenzie

Hair Design Educator

With a passion for producing outstanding colour and texture, Chris shares his aptitude for hair styling with the HDC students as a Hair Educator. Chris graduated from Concepts School of Cosmetology in 2005, and will never forget when he started working as a Stylist, earning commission for the first time.

Chris is motivated by those special “ah-ha” teaching moments, helping students understand a concept they’re struggling with. Chris has the (self-proclaimed) voice of an angel, and loves cooking, traveling, and watching his favourite movies—anything scary, or the classic, He’s Just Not That Into You.

Ann Watkins

Hair Design Educator

Ann’s experience, passion, and commitment to continual learning are what make her a phenomenal teacher at the HDC. Ann is a Master Stylist who has worked in Redken and Aveda salons since graduating from the HDC in 2005. Her portfolio includes impressive milestones such as completing a Specialty Style Updo Design Course in Los Angeles, CA, and a feature in Duly Noted magazine.

Ann’s philosophy is that hair plays a major role in any person’s image, and she prides herself in helping students create versatile, beautiful looks that clients can style and maintain themselves. 

Pam Collier

Hair Design Educator

As a passionate educator with 25+ years in the industry, Pam has worked as a Stylist, Salon Leader, and Platform Artist. While Pam is experienced and skilled across the board, her favourite service to provide and teach is hair extensions.

Pam attended the Redken International Symposium in Las Vegas, which is one of her most fond professional memories. She also includes the HDC graduations as some of her favourite moments—she loves watching her students grow their skills. Outside of hair design, Pam loves Harry Potter, cotton candy, and her metal detector. 

April Walsh

Hair Design Educator

As a graduate of Art & Technique Academy in Ontario, April has 8+ of experience as a Stylist. Whether she’s turning a brunette into a bright blonde or chopping off someone’s long locks into a stylish pixie cut, April loves a challenge. Her favourite professional memory involves her very first colour correction on a client—never an easy feat! April loves yoga, and relaxing with a bowl of popcorn and her favorite movie, Beauty and the Beast.

Melissa Douglas

Hair Design Educator

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Rebecca Graham

Hair Design Educator

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Wilma Broussard

Hair Design Educator

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Elizabeth Wambolt

Hair Design Educator

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Courtney Lively

Hair Design Educator

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Lisa Todd

Lead Esthetics Educator

Lisa’s experience in the beauty industry ranges from esthetics, to inventory, and now education with the HDC. Lisa is an expert in waxing, clinical esthetics, and also worked as an Inventory Manager for Maritime Beauty Supply. Her vast expertise and passion for teaching make her a versatile educator.

In her spare time, Lisa is involved with animal rescue and loves to cook. Her favourite food is pasta, and you’ll catch her chowing down while watching her favourite movie, Eat, Pray, Love.

Renee O’Brien

Lead Spa Educator

Renee’s passion for making people feel beautiful from the inside out has led her to a career in cosmetology. She’s a graduate of Concepts School of Cosmetology and has worked in the industry for 12+ years.

Renee draws inspiration from her peers at SRG and loves to share her passion and knowledge with them, too. Renee will never forget the first HDC graduation ceremony she attended—she loves to watch her students succeed and grow. Writing music is another one of Renee’s talents. She also enjoys eating Indian food and watching her favourite movie, Patch Adams.

Denise Surette

Esthetics Educator

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Tammy MacIntyre

Esthetics Educator

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Melanie Murphy

Esthetics Educator

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Leah Harris

Esthetics Educator

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Brittany Humber

Esthetics Educator

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Patricia Veinotte

Makeup Educator

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