Growing up in the hair and beauty industry and being mentored by his father, Frank Cairo, a successful entrepreneur, Joe expanded his education with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Political Science. With over 21 years in the college industry, Joe gained experience in his position as Director of Operations for six years before becoming President of MC College. He uses his irreplaceable experience as he currently sits on the Executive Board of the National Association of Career Colleges. Joe was previously the Chair of the Alberta Association of Career Colleges for three years while being a member for six years. Joe intends to inspire our students with entrepreneurial spirit and by providing the tools necessary to cultivate financially rewarding careers.
Cheryl Harrison has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Alberta. She has been with MC College Group for 23 years. During those 23 years, Cheryl has worked in a variety of positions within the company including Admissions Advisor, Administrator and School Director. In her capacity as V.P. Operations, Cheryl is responsible for ensuring a quality educational experience is delivered at the seven MC College Campuses. She oversees all aspects of school operations and works hard to create a culture of commitment to MC Graduate Success. Cheryl also acts as the Secretary of the Alberta Association of Career Colleges.
Lynn graduated from MC College’s Hairstyling program in 1992 and became Journeyman and Red Seal certified in 1993. After graduating, Lynn worked as a licensed hairstylist at Champs Elysee Studio and Salon Elegante for nine years. In 1996, she returned to MC College this time as a Hairstyling Instructor where she stayed for nine years. Lynn has vast knowledge working with Joico, Schwarzkopf and Artego products. Seeing the need for a human resource professional at the growing MC College, Lynn enhanced her education by completing her Human Resources diploma. In 2006, Lynn started her HR career as a Human Resource Administrator and then was promoted to Human Resource Manger in June 2007. In her off time, Lynn enjoys reading, continued education, and running and training for half marathons. Lynn intends on inspiring our students by ensuring that our team of mentors in each campus are as passionate about the industry as our future professionals are.
Anna graduated from MC College in 1982 as a hairstylist. A few years after graduating, Anna was an instructor at MC College for five years before relocating to Italy. For six years, she was the Director of Education and an educator for Pivot Point International. After a two year stint as a Cosmetology assistant in public education, Anna immigrated to Saudi Arabia where she expanded her experience as a hairstylist, educator, and salon manager. Using her vast knowledge, she returned to MC College Group as Director of Education in 2010. Anna hopes that our students know that this profession is very rewarding and to pursue it with dignity and respect.
Catherine has been a part of the MC College group team since 1998. Since then she has experienced different areas of the company. She started as an Administrator/Admissions Advisor then moved up to Assistant Director for seven years. In 2009, Catherine became a part of the Head Office team as Executive Assistant. In 2013, she completed the NACC Leadership Academy. Catherine spends her free time cooking, enjoying art and design, and with her new hobby, knitting. As she tends to appreciate things a little out of the ordinary, she encourages our students to look at people or situations from a different perspective.
Stephanie’s journey at MC College began in 2006. With her educational background in Business Management, she began her career as a Director of the Edmonton campus. Under her leadership, Stephanie led her campus to receive the School of the Year for two consecutive years. Stephanie moved to Head Office as Executive Assistant in 2008. In her spare time, she loves to travel, golf and cook. Stephanie visits the school salons and spas and encourages our students to develop their all-important customer service skills.
Chinda has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She began her career in marketing as an intern at a world renowned shopping centre and at a non-profit organization. Prior to MC College, Chinda was part of the marketing and operations team at a fast paced high profile salon and spa for 4 years. As the Marketing Coordinator, she intends on inspiring students by providing them with a creative outlet where they can display and promote their work. She enjoys hiking, keeping on top of fashion and make-up trends, and graphic design.