Our Team

Our Team

Brian Goldstein, MBA, CFA
President & CEO

Following a long career in the investment management industry, Brian purchased WCCMT in 2007 and pursued his dream of building a great company focused on excellence in education. His passion is motivating people to be the very best they can be and along the way understand that they are making a meaningful contribution every single day.

Nicole Freesman, RMT, PID
Executive Director and Senior Education Administrator

WCCMT is proud to take its next giant step into the future of massage therapy education in B.C. with the appointment of Nicole Freesman, RMT, PID to the position of Executive Director and Senior Educational Administrator. Nicole is a graduate of WCCMT Victoria (2003) and has been a successful massage therapist, clinic owner and operator. She joined the team at WCCMT as a Clinic Supervisor in 2005, then a Primary Instructor in 2006. Shortly thereafter, given her capacity and passion in educational administration, was promoted to the position of Assistant Campus Director, followed by Campus Director and Curriculum Coordinator. In April of 2019 Nicole became the Assistant SEA in preparation to assume the reigns of educational leadership at WCCMT. Her leadership style and educational approach are strongly rooted in intrinsic motivation. Nicole strives to inspire people to connect to their passion and energy to help support and fuel their direction in life, whether it be education or massage. Her vision, integrity and commitment to the profession in B.C., will serve to foster recognition and respect for the important difference massage therapy care makes for the clients and the general public. Nicole hopes students leave the walls of WCCMT with a foundation of knowledge to begin their careers, but also an open mind that continues to grow and evolve.

Sharlene Reis, B.A
Director of Compliance

Sharlene Reis, B.A. started her career in the private education sector as an ESL instructor in Guadalajara, Mexico.  She subsequently continued working in the ESL industry in management roles for 15 years before moving on to other management-level positions in vocational training colleges. Her philosophy towards education management is to empower others to become positive and effective contributors to their organization. Helping others to achieve their goals has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of her career. Sharlene looks forward to applying her skills and experience to the continued success and growth of WCCMT in her role as Director of Compliance.

Kadauna Physaun Wilkes, MA, Bsc
Campus Director

Kadauna hails from the tropical Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where she came from humble beginnings. She started in the field of environmental and public education, where she worked with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as a Public Education Officer. In 2009, she obtained a scholarship to pursue a BSc. in Computer Science (Venezuela) and graduated in 2014. Her experience studying and living in Venezuela, galvanized the need to contribute more to the development of the educational sector. In 2014, she returned to her homeland, where she worked with the National College as an Information Communication Technology Support Specialist and facilitator. With Kadauna’s experience in technology integration and lesson planning, has fuelled her passion and love for education. Thus, her quest for continued learning led her to Canada to pursue her Masters of Arts in Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University, where she successfully graduated. Given Kadauna’s professional and educational background, she believes her new role as WCCMT Campus Director, is an excellent opportunity to make a difference whilst promoting lifelong learning, and supporting faculty and students in their drive for success. Moreover, she considers team building essential in order to be successful, as it provides daily learning opportunities for everyone, whilst enhancing the sustainable future of WCCMT. In addition, Kadauna enjoys permaculture and is an astute environmental steward, who believes in being sustainable and self-sufficient to improve one’s health and well-being.

Sally Walker,  BBAdmin 
Clinic Manager

Sally graduated from WCCMT’s affiliated school (Foothills College of Massage Therapy) in Calgary, Alberta back in 1996.  During her massage career journey, Sally has incorporated a number of disciplines to hone her skills as a therapist.  These complements include; earning a BAdmin from the University of Regina in 2002, certification in LaStone Therapy in 2004, and achieving her Yoga Teacher Training in 2017. Having operated several successful massage businesses, Sally now looks to help the next generation of massage therapists by using her knowledge, skills, and education.

Donna Legris
Clinic Administrator

Donna joined the WCCMT team in December 2017 as our Clinic Receptionist and brings years of reception and customer service experience with her. Originally from Alberta, she has worked in the medical and veterinary field. She also has worked as front desk concierge in another Victoria spa before joining us. Donna enjoys the daily interaction with all of our clinic clients and also with the students that are working in it as well.

Zöe Harvey
Admissions Coordinator

Zöe’s journey into the realm of admissions stems from a diverse professional background spanning marketing, education, and administration. With a solid education in English Literature and Business Administration, she brings a unique blend of analytical thinking and creative flair to her work. Outside academia, Zöe’s adventurous spirit shines through her certification as a PADI dive instructor, reflecting her dedication to mastering and teaching new skills. Understanding the challenges of intensive courses, Zöe keeps her office door wide open, inviting students for guidance or just a friendly chat amidst the greenery of her plant-filled sanctuary.

In her downtime, Zöe showers her chubby cat with affection and treats when taking breaks from writing the next (fingers crossed) bestseller. With her steadfast dedication to nurturing a supportive learning environment, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of Registered Massage Therapists.

Kyle Marchtaler
Student Services AV Tech Coordinator

Kyle joined the WCCMT team in June 2022 to pursue his interest in technology, organizing data, and education. He’s continued to take on new tasks and titles throughout his time at the college, including Audio & Visual Technician, and most recently taking on the Student & Alumni Services Coordinator position. Kyle loves being able to assist students and teachers in not only classroom learning, but many student events around campus as well. In his spare time, he likes to draw, read, and hang out with his cat Marceline.

Jason Benjamin
Clinic Receptionist

Jason has been a long-time employee of WCCMT Victoria. You can typically find him managing our busy public intern clinic in the evenings and weekends. Jason likes listening to jazz music and riding his bike. He is a reliable pillar in the house that is WCCMT and we thank him for his years of service!

Jannel Bau 
Clinic Administrative Assistant

Adriano Pessoa 

WCCMT Victoria Instructional Faculty

Airlie Longpre  RMT

Alana Zapletal  RMT

Amelia Lyne, RMT, RD

Amie McColl  RMT

Angele Chambers, RMT

Ayla Dinney RMT

Blaire Pardee RMT

Carmen Sima, PhD, MSc, BSc, MD

Darcie Coles RMT

David Garbutt, RMT

Declynn Robertson-Hooper, RMT

Edward Down, RMT

Eric Van der Wekken,  RMT

Harry Kaari, RMT

Heidi Schwinghammer, RMT

Jenna Lafleche, RMT

Jennifer Pendray, RMT

Kelly D’Ambrogio, RMT

Kristy Elesko  RMT

Laurence Muir, BScKin

Lisa Davies RMT

Megan Rivard  RMT

Michelena McMillan, RMT

Nichola Slade, RMT

Nicole ‘Nikki’ Baker, RMT

Renanta Brandes, RMT

Rhonda Farnham, RMT

Roxoliana Prus, RMT

Sam Low, RMT

Sara Stamm, RMT

Shannon Dodson BS.C, D.C.

Tanya Alton, RMT

Vanora Millar B.A. RMT

Wynona Put-O’Brien, BHSc, RMT

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