Keewaytinook Staff


E-mail: denisnault@kochiefs.ca
Phone: 807-737-1135 ext. 4000
Denis Nault - Program Manager
Denis joined the Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence from 2004 to 2006 following a long career in education. After a year as program coordinator with Adult Education & Training, Denis is back with the Centre to manage programs and to work with the Keewaytinook team to develop curriculum materials. Denis currently holds an Ontario Teaching Certificate and has worked with the Ministry of Education in developing provincial curriculum materials and online learning. Denis enjoys travelling, fishing and spending time with his wife on Thunder Lake.


E-mail: christyhopp@kochiefs.ca
Phone: 807-737-1135 ext. 4001
Christy Hopp - Program Assistant
Christy has changed fields from social work to become part of Keewatinook’s team as the Program Assistant. Christy has many years in the customer service/admin field and is happy to join the team. Christy is easy going and happy to help anyone that needs it. Christy enjoys spending most of her time with her family and animals, and loves to go fishing.

Gary Oja - Water/Wastewater Certification / CEU Instructor
Gary retired from the Ontario Clean Water Agency in 2007 and started instructing at the Keewaytinook Centre in 2008. He has extensive experience in water and wastewater operations and holds Level IV certificates in water and wastewater and Level III in water distribution and wastewater collection. His classroom technique is very relaxed and informal with the emphasis on preparing students for their certification exams. Gary is enjoying his new career and meeting and working with fellow operators.

James Haskell - Water/Wastewater Certification / CEU Instructor
James Haskell is from the Red Rock First Nation on Lake Helen Reserve in Nipigon Ontario. James holds a Class III in Water Treatment and Class II in Water Distribution as well as a Water Quality Analyst certification. He has been in the water treatment field for 10 years as an operator and 6 of those years as a trainer in First Nation communities in Northern and North Western Ontario.

Gus Kropf - GED Instructor / Tutor
Gus joined the Keewaytinook Team as a GED Instructor in 2004; this being a natural progression from a thirty five year teaching career in the elementary panel which included ten years teaching developmentally challenged students integrating the students into the regular system and transitioning them to the high school. During his teaching career he developed programs to integrate the curriculum and conducted Professional Development Workshops throughout Northwestern Ontario to assist other teachers in this process. Throughout his life Gus was exceedingly active in his community serving as counselor and Reeve in Municipal politics, volunteering on the Board of Directors for Community Living, Child and Family Services, Hoshizaki House, Grace Haven, Multiple Sclerosis. Additionally he developed/implemented programs for and with seniors, organized and participated in many very successful fund raising efforts for a variety of charitable organizations…a highlight of which was “Albany /86” a canoe-a-thon from Lake St Joe to Fort Albany raising in excess of $10 000.00 for Multiple Sclerosis. Currently Gus operates his own construction, consulting and craft business. Gus is in his element in the outdoors enjoying the solitude of nature and a rural life on Thunder Lake.

Meet the Keewaytinook staff.
KO Info
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Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence209-100 Casimir Ave., Dryden, ON P8N 3L4
PH 807-737-1135 ext 4000 or 4001 TOLL FREE 1-877-737-5638 ext 4000 or 4001
FAX 807-223-8426 E-MAIL info@watertraining.ca