Our Staff

Meet some of our amazing team members.

Nicole Forbes

Donor Engagement Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her

Hey! My name is Nicole and I am the Donor Engagement Coordinator at Skills for Life. A little bit about me is that I have written twenty books, I am super passionate about volunteering, and I am a Journalism student at St. Clair College. I am a huge advocate of Skills for Life because I am living proof that their program works! If it wasn't for those soft skills, I would have never published my first book and now I am looking forward to helping others.

Teianna Mollison

Pronouns: She/Her

Hi everyone my name is Teianna! I work in operaitons at Skills for Life focusing on policies and programs! I am a student working on my Masters of Science in Business. Some of my hobbies include tennis, working out, and baking! I am an adventure enthusiast and a thrill seeker! A fun fact about me is that I used to work at a reptile zoo with snakes and lizards!

Sagal Dahir

People and Culture
Pronouns: She/Her

Sagal brings a wealth of expertise in human resources, event management, and project oversight. With a keen eye for organizational optimization, she's dedicated to fostering business success. Her background in operational management, business development, and customer service adds depth to her skill set, making her a valuable asset to the SFL team. At Skills for Life, Sagal leverages her corporate experience to drive the progress of our community's youth, aligning her professional pursuits with meaningful social impact.

Wayon Thomas

Program Facilitator
Pronouns: He/Him

Sean Karstoff

Landscapping Business Consultant
Pronouns: He/Him

Joy Edobor

Donor Engagement Development
Pronouns: She/Her

Joy is a dedicated fundraising professional with over six years of experience. With a proven track record of success, Joy has managed various fundraising initiatives, including developing strategies, cultivating donor relationships, and implementing innovative campaigns. Her passion for making a difference and commitment to excellence drive her to deliver impactful results.

Zahra Duale

Marketing and Communication Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her

Zahra Duale is a marketing and communications coordinator at skills for life with over 5 years of experience helping companies achieve their goals of communicating their value. With experience in digital marketing, content creating, graphic design and communications, Zahra uses that experience to navigate brand management and create marketing plans for Skills for life.

Nour Houda

Pronouns: She/Her

My Name is Nour El Houda Ines, I am originally from Algeria. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, and I plan on pursuing my MBA in 2025-2026 studying Islamic Finance to support my community and continue to provide equitable assistance in a trusted way. My passions are in community development and financial aid to support those who may not be able to access financial institutions. I am a travel enthusiast which sparks my interest when I travel abroad trying new cuisines and exploring new cultures. My future plan would be to move the UAE.