Brighton College’s programs are developed and instructed by industry professionals who are closely connected within their fields.
|Edward Cheung – Engineering Technology
Edward has two decades of teaching experience in construction engineering, architectural drafting and AutoCAD, in both private and public higher education. In addition, he keeps in touch with the industry and helps students find relevant work experience. Edward has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He heads the Engineering Program at Brighton College.
|Colin Crabbe – Accounting and Payroll
Colin has over 14 years of accounting experience in BC’s resources industries. He has brought that vast practical experience into the classroom for the past 23 years. Colin is a Certified Management Accountant (CMABC), and is a Provincial Instructors Diploma holder. He heads the Accounting Program, and serves as Senior Education Administrator for Brighton College.
|Jim Wong – Accounting and Payroll
Jim Wong is a senior instructor for the Accounting and Payroll diploma and certificate programs and a sessional instructor for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. With over twenty-five years of experience, Jim is professional accountant with broad experience in accounting, project costing, management reporting, and accounting information systems. When he is not instructing, Jim consults on various accounting software applications and business application training projects.
|Michele Vincenti – International Trade and Freight Forwarding
Michele Vincenti has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, both as a consultant and as an executive in financial institutions. He highly skilled in strategic business planning with a focus on international development. Michele is particularly adept in managing relationships and working as an agent of change management. He believes in holistic approaches where business solutions are achieved by integrating economics and people. Michele is a trusted consultant and business professor at varies universities in Canada and abroad. He is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants in USA (IMC-USA), Canadian Institute of Management (C.I.M.), Chartered Institute of Management London (UK)(CMgr and F.CMI) and he is Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).
|Tony Liu – Information Technology
Tony has a degree in Computer Software Engineering and over eighteen years IT industry experience, including Systems, Network and Database Administration. His IT experience encompasses large organizations of Web Hosting, Retail and Insurance field with high transaction volume. He has delivered Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) and Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for over six years. Tony is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a Oracle Certified Professional (OCP).
|Robin Olafson – International Trade and Freight Forwarding
Robin brings over 35 years of Traffic and Transportation knowledge, along with Freight Forwarding industry experience to the team.
For the last 16 years Robin has centered her expertise on the movement of Perishable products. She has developed a global network to assist with the seamless movement of temperature controlled and time sensitive commodities. Robin is a Certified CIFFA Professional Freight Forwarder and is currently instructing at post-secondary institutions.
|Barry Morgan – Hospitality and Tourism Management
Barry has 30 plus year career as a senior manager in the hospitality industry both as the chief operating officer in several private golf club clubs in Canada and as an operations manager with various Holiday Inns and the Banff Springs Hotel. A graduate of the Hotel Restaurant, and Institutional Administration program at Ryerson in Toronto, he has also earned his BC Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College. He was awarded a Fellowship of Professional Club Management (FPCM) in 1992. When not teaching, he provides consulting services to the Canadian private club industry.
|Peter Goel – Accounting and Payroll
Peter Goel has been with Brighton since May 2016 and has an immense passion for teaching and coaching. Completing his Bachelor’s Degree from BCIT, he has also recently obtained his CPA and CGA certification. Starting as a Junior Accountant for a Not for Profit organization, Peter has since worked his way up to Senior Accountant. He has worked in various industries such as property management, construction, manufacturing, public practice and municipality. When not teaching, Peter loves spending time outdoors, cooking, running marathons, and keeping up to date with political and financial news.
|Nam Phuong Le – Business
Dr. Nam Phuong Le is an expert in business management and is currently teaching business at Brighton College. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Business Administration from Vancouver Island University, a Master of Science in International Business from University of Hertfordshire (UK), and a Doctor of Business Administration from Walden University (USA).
|Mark Bukata – International Trade and Freight Forwarding
Mark has over 20 years of Supply Chain experience. He has led projects in Supply Chain like Sourcing Strategies, Scheduling Strategies and Customer / Supplier Relationship Management projects. Mark has been described as an individual who seeks out opportunities to optimize supply chain operations and improve business. Complimenting Marks’ business experience, he has been a part-time instructor for the past 15 years at BCIT in the Facility of Business within their Operations Management department.