Analia Rubie, Director

Analia has been a part of the MC College team since February 2011. She brings over 8 years of experience to her position as Director of the Edmonton Campus. Previous to MC College, Analia was the manager of a fast paced high profile salon and spa for 5 years. She has extensive sales experience as the Sales Representative for lines such as Schwarzkopf, TIGI, Redken, and Zoya. Analia is on top of current fashion trends and also has managerial experience with Suzy Shier. She is a fan of the stage and is actively involved in theatre productions. Analia is passionate about her community and has the MC College Edmonton campus involved in numerous charitable events in and around Edmonton.

Cassandra Anderson, Administrator

Cassandra has been part of the MC College team since July of 2012. She brings 15 years of Fashion Retail Experience with her and has managed employees for companies such as Suzy Shier, Jacob, Fairweather and Claire’s accessories. Cassandra has a real flare for customer relations and a passion for the beauty industry she hopes to pass her knowledge and enthusiasm onto future professionals so they may expand their own customer service skills.

Jenny Acton, Administrative Assistant

Jenny has over 10 years of experience in the retail industry; working at Reitman’s and Fairweather in various management positions. From training staff to sales and merchandising, she brings her attention to detail and communication skills to the team. Jenny is “excited to be part of a fun, upbeat and passionate industry” and looks forward to being part of the students’ progress. 

Jenessa Steinke, Enrolment Coordinator

“don’t be afraid to take leaps and bounds. You won’t regret it!”

Beauty secret: eyelash extensions

If you could makeover anyone, who would it be? Jane Fonda!

After getting an Esthetics diploma from MC College, Jenessa continued her education and completed the microblading training technician program through Brows by G. With nearly 10 years of experience as an Esthetician, she has worked at local high-end spas such as Lexus VIP Spa, Carrie’l and Eveline Charles. From Esthetician and Spa Manager to Enrolment Coordinator, Jenessa is excited to show prospective students the vast opportunities available to them in the industry.


Kayla Dame, Registration Coordinator

Kayla has been a part of the MC College team since April 2010; she started with the college as a Salon Coordinator and is currently a Registration Coordinator. In July of 2009, she graduated from the Hair Program at the Del Rio Academy in Port Alberni, British Columbia. Kayla has been a part of the Beauty Industry for over 5 years, and has previous customer service skills in sales and retail.

Sheldon Sawchyn, Salon Manager

If you could makeover anyone, who would it be: Johnny Depp or Charlize Theron.
Must have hair product: wax stick.
What’s on your bucket list? Get a tattoo sleeve and learn how to snowboard. 
Sheldon started his career over 20 years ago with a desire to help people look good and feel good  through hairstyling. He has taken many advanced cutting and colouring classes taught by industry leaders such as: Anthony Mascolo and the TIGI Education team, Artine Ghazarian (TIGI),  Jeff Louis (Artego), Wayne Grund (Surface), Anthony Edge (Label M) and Martin Parsons. His commitment to the industry helped him win the National Wella Young Protégé Competition and first place in the men’s cut/style category at the Allied Beauty Association. Throughout his career, he has gained experience working as a stylist, manager and educator at some of Edmonton’s finest salons.

Kelly Van Brederode, Hairstyling Instructor

With a passion for hairstyling, Kelly pursued a career in hairstyling and graduated from MC College in 2005. After graduating, Kelly started her hairstyling career at Dolce Soleil and moved on to Kaya Loma.  Seven years later, she began working at Sir 101 which specializes in hair restoration for individuals who have experienced hair loss. With the experience of operating her private salon and working other salons/spas, Kelly has knowledge in various product lines including Aveda, Schwarzkopf, and Lanza. Realizing her desire to give back to the industry, Kelly finds herself at MC College as an instructor. She hopes that her students are excited about the hair industry and hopes to inspire them to help others in need such as cancer patients. 

Lyndsy Campbell, Hairstyling Instructor

“I am most excited about sharing my drive and passion of the hair industry with all my students so that they can become the next generation of successful hair professionals.”
As a graduate from MC College’s Hairstyling program in 2001 and a Journeyman Certified Hairstylist, Lyndsy always knew she would have a career in the Beauty Industry. “Having had my hair done as a teenager at MC College, I realized the Hair Industry was where I belonged and I knew I wanted to help people feel their best!” Prior to enrolling in the hair program, she started at MC College as a Salon Coordinator. From Student to Graduate, Lyndsy has come full circle and is now the Hairstyling Instructor. Throughout her career, she has worked as a colourist at a high end salon in Edmonton, Alberta and at Creative Cuts in Devon, Alberta. Since 2008, she has been the Master Stylist and Owner of the Hair Suite.  With over 16 years of experience, she has attended advanced cutting and colouring classes with Wella, Matrix and Schwarzkopf to name a few. 

Esra Chebil, Hairstyling Instructor

“Stay patient. Take advantage of all the knowledge you can get and make the most of it.”

Since graduating from MC College’s hairstyling program, Esra has completed advanced classes in cutting and colouring through Redken and L’oreal. With over 7 years of experience in the industry, she has worked at the award-winning salon, Ricci Hair Co. Esra has also worked at Chatters, Pink Lime and Hair Quest. As a stylist and educator, she is excited to “connect with students and help them stand strong successfully”.

Lyle Halvorson, Hairstyling Instructor

Lyle has been a part of the MC College team for over 10 years. He brings over 25 years of salon experience to his position as a Hairstyling Instructor. Lyle taught the Government of Alberta Apprenticeship Program for 5 years at MC College. During those years, Alberta's top Hairstyling Apprentice came from Lyle's class three times. Lyle has been to numerous product knowledge seminars, including Aveda, TIGI, Artego, L'Oreal and Swartzkopf. He has completed technical training with Kenny Gibson, Oscar Bond and Gina Khan. Lyle has also participated in Mindful Teaching Seminars from Pivot Point International and Ambassador Training with Sebastian International.

Cynthia Perrie, Hairstyling Instructor

“I take great pride and responsibility in empowering students...I love to see them grow into a secure, confident stylist. As an instructor, I will always be part of their hairstyling history.”
From Journeyman Certified Hairstylist to Educator and Business Owner, Cynthia has over 30 years of experience in the Beauty Industry. She has worked at Toppy’s Hair Design (Burnaby, BC) and Magic Cuts (Vancouver, BC), and has owned Diva Hair Design (Maple Ridge, BC). Since 1990, Cynthia has been a co-Owner, Director and Hairstyling Instructor at a cosmetology school in BC. “The beauty industry chose me. When I graduated High School...I soon realized I needed a trade. So I went to hair school and never looked back...loved the excitement and it was a way to stay connected to people” Cynthia has taken advanced cutting and colouring classes through Artego, Redken, Rush, Vero Colour and Schwarzkopf. Throughout her career, she has travelled to Pivot Point Academy in Chicago and Seattle for training in mindful teaching and design forum. 

Myle Tran, Hairstyling Instructor

Myle has been with the MC College team since 1997 and has over 20 years of experience in the Beauty Industry. She has achieved Level 4 of the Instructor Training Program, has completed the U of A Extension "Train the Trainer" Program and finished 5 levels of the Mindful Teaching program from Pivot Point International. She has participated in numerous advanced cutting, coloring and color correcting classes with Schwarzkopf and Artego Canada. Myle is certified in Hair Extensions, Dreadlocks and Make-Up Artistry.

Larissa Tychkowsky, Hairstyling Instructor

“Never stop learning to push yourself”
What is your beauty must-have product? Lipstick!
Favorite food: Pizza.
What is your favorite item in your closet? My flower suede boots.
Larissa is a graduate of MC College’s Hairstyling program. Upon graduation, she quickly learned the power of education. Larissa has taken advanced classes in balayage (Dawn Bradley Hair & Larissa Love Salon), hair extensions (International Luxury Hair & Babe Hair Extensions) and social media for business. Throughout her career, she has worked at Pure Beauty Salon and Allure Salon.

Zsuzsana Varga, Hairstyling Instructor

Zsuzsana has over 25 years of experience in the salon and spa industry. She has worked at salons in Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg, and has competed in several hair competitions. As the Salon Manager, she feels her position will have a positive effect on students’ experience at MC College because she is able to use her knowledge to help perfect students’ technical skills.

Cathy Whitford, Hairstyling Instructor

Cathy is a graduate of MC College’s Hairstyling and Nail Technician program. She has 10 years of salon experience as a Hairstylist and 2 years as a freelance Nail Tech. Throughout her career, she has taken advanced cutting, up-do and color corrective courses. Cathy was inspired to start a career in the beauty industry after completing the cosmetology program in High School. Her passion for the industry and her need to help future professionals motivated her to become an Instructor. Cathy looks forward to using her experience to help Hairstyling students develop their technical skills.

Francesca Gray, Esthetics Instructor

“Perseverance fuels the learning experience and patience beautifies it”
Beauty must have product: Moisturizer.
Favorite item in your wardrobe: All my high heels.
Francesca is a graduate from MC College’s Esthetics program. With over 12 years of experience in the industry, she has taken advanced education in nail technician (NSI Nails), eyelash extensions (Lash Forever Canada) and chemical peels (Serene). Francesca has worked at Salon Beyond and Body bar, and at YNV Spa & Tanning. 

Honour O’Donovan, Esthetics Instructor

Honour has always had an interest in the health and beauty industry. Her passion began with makeup. She started her career at The European Institute of Esthetics. Upon graduating she had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of skin care lines such as Dermalogica, Image, Comfort Zone, Dermed, BioElements, Jane Iredale and now Bernard Cassiere. She received additional training within the spa involving chemical peels and advanced Microdermabrasion techniques. She is proud to be apart of the MC College family and loves being an Educator.

Alisha Schick, Fashion Instructor

A graduate from the MC College Fashion program in 2001, Alisha has remained an active and influential component to the growth of the fashion industry in Edmonton. Not only has Alisha been running her private label out of a studio with Bamboo Ballroom for the past several years, Her involvement as an instructor for the MC College Fashion Department keeps her inspired and current. Her teaching experiences also allow her to mentor and build community with students and peers who share her passion.  Some of her past students include Sid Neigum, who was a recipient of the Toronto Fashion Incubator New Labels award, and Nicole Campre, a recent finalist in the Mercedes Benz start up competition. Some of Alisha’s other experiences have included fashion illustration for Manulife Place as well as Blue Skys Sportswear, styling for local publications such as Parlour, and Georgie magazine, and retail buying and merchandising for local independent boutiques. You can also find Alisha helping out backstage coordinating shows and events as well as being a Featured Designer with WCFW.

Amy Nelson, Salon & Spa Coordinator

“Always be on top of trends...that will set you apart from being good to great”
Favorite emoji? red hearts
Favorite food: anything fried!
Favorite item in your wardrobe: chunky sweaters and leggings
Amy is a 2015 graduate from MC College’s Hairstyling program. She started her career in the industry at Bliss Hair Design where she specialized in balayage and shadow roots. 

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