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.

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.

Wes Morriseau - Certification Instructor
Wes has been employed in the water and wastewater trade since 2001. He was the water plant operator at the Rainy River First Nation from 2001 to 2004, CRTP trainer at Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Nee-Yaa-Zhing Tribal Councils for OFNTSC from 2004 to 2012, and is the present WTP ORO for Rainy River FN. Wes is also on the AWWAO board. Wes is an automotive service technician, a truck and coach technician, an internal combustion alternative fuel technician, and a petroleum equipment mechanic helper. He has his Water Treatment Level 3, Water Distribution Level 2, Wastewater Treatment Level 1, Wastewater Collection Level 1, and his Water Quality Analyst. He is a member of the Couchiching First Nation (Fort Frances).

Greg Gamble - Certification / CEU Instructor
Greg Gamble is from Dryden and has worked in the water/wastewater field since 2000. He holds a surface water limited sub system certification as well as a master electrician and G2 gas fitter license. He has recently retired as a civil engineering technician. Greg has spent the last 7 years employed as a senior project manager in facilities and infrastructure development. He is an avid fisherman and hunter but also enjoys spending quality time with his family and his grandchildren.

Barry Strachan - Certification / CEU Instructor
Coming soon . . .

Michael Gillis - Certification / CEU Instructor
Coming soon . . .

Larry Laviolette - Fire Prevention Officer / CEU Instructor
Larry graduated from Canadian Armed Force Fire Academy obtaining his Level 1 (1976) Fire Fighting and Professional Aircraft Crash Rescue and Structural Fire Fighter (later obtaining his level 2). In 1981 he received his Level one and Level Two Fire Inspector certification along with receiving National Fire Protection Association Trainer/Facilitator Public Adult Education Practices. He also completed various levels Supervisor level requirements. He was employed with the First Nation Tribal Council was Sioux Lookout as Regional Fire Safety Officer. Larry also has various levels of Emergency Management Response Training. He has a knowledge of National Building Codes and Ontario Building Codes, National and Ontario Fire Codes, Various Life Safety Codes, Occupational Health and Safety Act, modern firefighting, related emergency services and fire prevention and structural fire methods, techniques and procedures and the operation of all equipment and apparatus additional assist.

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