Meet Our Team

The employees of Oceanside Building Learning Together bring a wealth of experience, education and enthusiasm.

Each staff member feels passionately about literacy and the need to offer accessible programs to those from babies to our respected seniors. Please take a few minutes to find out more about OBLT’s valued employees, their favourite quotes and see what makes them tick!

Hover your mouse over the team pictures to see who we’ve become!

Scott Beam

OBLT Manager

Stephanie Cornish

Assistant to the Manager  Dancer. Master planner. World traveler. Book worm. Animal lover. Mum. Wife. Daughter. Sister.

“Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.”

Martha Graham

Leanne Chassie

Administrative Assistant Adventure seeker, summer glamper, Disney aficionado, book & animal lover and scary movie junkie. Also known as: wife, mother, daughter and friend extraordinaire.

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional” 

Walt Disney

Odette Herr

Program Facilitator    Wearer of many different hats. Mother. Wife. Daughter. Sister. Neighbour. Educator. Colleague. Friend. I am always here for you!

Shoot for the moon but even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Attributed to Norman Vincent Peale

Karen Dziedzic

Program Facilitator    Coffee drinker. Nature seeker. Beach dreamer. Star gazer. Night owl. Mom of girls, wife, sister, daughter, friend. Chatty socializer. Thoughtful listener. Eternal optimist.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”   

                                            Fred Rogers

Brian Collicott

TLC Coordinator   Tolkien lore master, tech nerd, nature walker, armchair historian, cat servant, loves starting home projects, can’t watch scary scenes in movies.

“One of the best things about getting older is constantly discovering that kindness is the most important quality we can cultivate.”  

Brian Collicott

Scott Beam

OBLT Manager

Stephanie Cornish

Assistant to the Manager  Dancer. Master planner. World traveler. Book worm. Animal lover. Mum. Wife. Daughter. Sister.

“Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.”

Martha Graham

Leanne Chassie

Administrative Assistant Adventure seeker, summer glamper, Disney aficionado, book & animal lover and scary movie junkie. Also known as: wife, mother, daughter and friend extraordinaire. 

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional”

Walt Disney

Odette Herr

Program Facilitator     Wearer of many different hats. Mother. Wife. Daughter. Sister. Neighbour. Educator. Colleague. Friend. I am always here for you!

“Shoot for the moon but even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”.

Attributed to Norman Vincent Peale

Karen Dziedzic

Program Facilitator    Coffee drinker. Nature seeker. Beach dreamer. Star gazer. Night owl. Mom of girls, wife, sister, daughter, friend. Chatty socializer. Thoughtful listener. Eternal optimist.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”   

Fred Rogers

Brian Collicott

TLC Coordinator    Tolkien lore master, tech nerd, nature walker, armchair historian, cat servant, loves starting home projects, can’t watch scary scenes in movies.

“One of the best things about getting older is constantly discovering that kindness is the most important quality we can cultivate.”

Brian Collicott

OBLT has been working to build a strong community by developing programs, combining our efforts with other organizations with a common goal to support learning across generations. Our efforts help to develop and operate programs and services to engage and meet the needs of community members from pre-natal to our honoured elders.

We firmly believe that by paying attention to the learner as a whole and celebrating the strengths each of us bring, we unlock the secrets to building long lasting, meaningful and successful community literacy programs.

Join The Team

We have competitive wages with benefits and most of our positions are part time.  We have a very respectful workplace and believe in work-life balance while doing our best to be flexible.

This is what some of our staff say:

“We are part of a multilayered family: our team, our parents and children who come to our programs, their families, the school district family and the community partners family. It is all about being part of a shared vision of discovery.”

“I’m proud to work at OBLT where I can help support a non-profit organization that does incredible work in the community.”

Current Opportunities

Full-time Early Childhood Educator

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
– Helen Keller