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Support Team

Rob Bennett
Rob Bennett, Chief Executive Officer

Over the past several years, Rob has held executive roles with organizations across the country. He’s had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most progressive and influential leaders in the province, as well as across Canada. He’s excited to lead the team and share the Kepler Advantage with as many communities and families as possible.

Mary Mutchler
Mary Mutchler, Director of Operations

Mary joined our team in May of 2019 and brings almost three decades of high-level operational leadership to Kepler Academy. Having owned and operated many successful programs, she brings an unmatched knowledge in early childhood education to the team and mentors many of our up-and-coming leaders.

Jennifer Begin
Jennifer Begin, People & Culture Manager

With more than 15 years in leadership roles serving diverse customer groups, Jennifer brings a unique approach to organizational culture and talent development. With a passion for life-long learning and Mental Health, Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a diploma in Human Resources, and is completing an Advanced Certificate in Psychological Health and Safety.

Oakley Martin, Programming Director

Oakley brings Exploratory Education to life at each centre. She holds her Bachelor of Education Degree, and over the last eight years, has taught many different Early Childhood programs in child care centres and schools, with a focus on physical education and inclusion. Developing, implementing, and leading innovative programs are her specialities.

Rachel Jones, Marketing Manager

Rachel’s background in mom-blogging and business planning fuels her passion for helping littles ones and families. She brings a niche knowledge in new parenthood and holds strong connections in the parenting and entrepreneurial community in Edmonton. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society. Her son Alex (5) attends Kepler at Sun Life Place.

Vanessa Baker
Vanessa Baker, Administrative Assistant

Vanessa is Kepler’s dedicated administrator. She is currently studying to earn her Bachelor of Commerce Degree and holds her Diploma in HR Management. She previously worked in post-secondary education administration, where she gained interest and knowledge of the early learning field. She has a pet Cockatiel, Rio!

Keira Holman, Executive Assistant (Next Equities)

Keira is our team anchor who you may have already had contact with. She supports operations, manages many complex projects and data, answers inquiries daily, and compiles processes and documents.

Kepler Academy is backed by the Next Equities team, which has a proven track record of establishing leading quality brands in numerous industries.

Learn More About Our Centre Directors by Visiting Each Location’s Page

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