Founder + Managing Director
Stephen graduated from OCAD in 1988, and over the next 10 years established himself as one of Canada’s top art directors. He was named Creative Director of Ammirati & Puris (with creative partner Angus Tucker) before leaving to start john st. Stephen has championed john st.’s emergence as a digital leader in social, interactive and mobile. He has chaired the Marketing Awards, the Bessies, Strategy magazine’s Shift Disturbers conference, and served on the jury at Cannes 2009. Stephen loves, in no particular order, his son, his dog, Batman comic books, and his wife Eva.
Co-Founder + Admissions
The Co-Founder of our Toronto chapter, Muneet is our compliance specialist who keeps us all running. If you’re a student you’ll most likely connect with her first because she knows everything there is to know about Miami Ad School, really, ask her anything. She’s also the guinea pig for all experiments in-house because of a ‘lets get this sh*t done’ attitude. A graduate of the Business Management program at Ryerson University but the stellar memory comes from a past life doing a Bachelor of Science for Biology.
Learning Experience Manager
Nicolle is a masterful organizer and personal development fanatic. She is committed to creating meaningful experiences and helping others grow. Nicolle joins us from Cannes Lions, having developed premier global training programs in partnership with top-brands (Google, Deloitte) and agencies (Cheil, Dentsu Aegis Network). She has worked in marketing, events and learning & development roles in Toronto and London, England. She enjoys music, travel, witty puns and a good cup of coffee.
Simone is an internet enthusiast, loving all things design, meme, and tiktok. Since graduating OCAD University in Graphic Design, she’s branded international travel brands, animated for sports teams, and designed countless digital campaigns. A happy go-getter, she rarely drinks coffee and is fuelled by 6AM workouts and tea lattes. Simone spends her free time designing for music artists and editing youtube videos. When she’s offline, she’s eating, outside adventuring, or both! Always inspired by the world, send her a clever ad or brilliant design to boost her day!
Living her best lactose free life, Jocelyn is a soccer enthusiast who came to us as an intern and slowly wiggled in a place for herself on the team permanently as our admissions coordinator. She is responsible for helping prospective students on their journey to joining the MAS family. She has a chihuahua named Luigi, but deep down she knows she’s more of a cat person. Most days she can be found with a space heater next to her desk, because she is always complaining it is too cold. She is camera shy, so she drew this picture just for you.
Kennedy is an Ottawa-born Creative who has lived in Toronto for the past decade. During that time, he has studied and worked in Advertising, Film Production, Media Sales and Education Operations. As a lifelong learner with a love for creativity, he aims to provide the support and encouragement necessary for our students to achieve greatness across all of our programs.
Design + Communications Manager
Andrew is a visual storyteller who uses the mediums of design and user experience thinking to convey concepts and ideas. He is fuelled by black coffee and the determination to create something new everyday, these things include Videos, Photography, Design and Art. When Andrew is not working, you might find him drinking craft beer on a canoe in the middle of a lake somewhere.
Straight from the country of Pierogi, Kielbasa and Cabbage, Marta is our newest team member. She graduated from Jagiellonian University – one of the oldest universities in the world (no joke – established in 1364) in Cognitive Science and Warsaw University in Bioethics. You can call her true ‘gold digger’ with no offence taken, due summertime you can find Marta somewhere in the Yukon and Northern BC woods, looking for actual gold. She is also passionate about Neuroscience, horseback ridding, aikido and science-fiction in literature and movies. Marta is honest, straightforward, always full of energy and wears heart on her sleeve so do not hesitate to reach out to her with any bothering you issue – she will be delighted to help you.
Idil is a meditation enthusiast, loves Italian sandwiches and hates writing bios. She graduated from Ryerson University’s Bachelor of Commerce, and is now integral part of the Miami Ad School Team, using her brains and upbeat personality to help students on their journey to MAS, and expanding our networks.
Strategy Program Director
Chelsea’s passion for human behaviour, creative thinking and technology led her to a career in communications strategy. Her experience spans across several industries, developing data-centric solutions in partnership with brands like Danone, Dairy Farmers of Canada, RBC and Expedia. Chelsea is currently a Sr. Strategist at Mirum and the Strategy Boot Camp Program Director at Miami Ad School. She previously held positions at creative shop Grip Limited and digital agency Henderson Bas Kohn. Beyond “work”, she spends her time reading, puzzling, working out, volunteering, laughing (a lot) and drinking wine (a little).
Social Media Program Director
As the Director of Social Media at Anomaly, Jennifer manages a team of 6 Social Media specialists and overseas 15+ brand’s social media activity. With an MA in International Marketing Communications and MSc in International Marketing Strategy, she has achieved 10 years experience across CPG, alcohol, automotive, retail and non-profit categories. Previous clients include Ford, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bacardi, Grey Goose, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Kraft, and Mercedes-Benz. She has lived and studied in England, France, USA. In her spare time she serves as a National Advertising Benevolent Society Ambassador and Director of Nominating for the Junior League of Toronto.