Our Team

The Fairwinds Team is a combination of experienced trainers and consultants with a diverse range of expertise and experience.

Senior Consultants

Brenda Fair, CPHR

Brenda has been a principal of Fairwinds Training and Development since 1995 and in that time has worked with many local and national businesses and organizations. A graduate of Acadia University, Brenda received her Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation through the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations in 2001….read full bio

Rick Fair, BA, BEd

Rick has been a principal of Fairwinds Training and Development Inc. since 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Education degree. Throughout his career, Rick has drawn on his education whether it is in sales, coaching, facilitation or leadership. Rick was a former coach of the Canadian Canoe and Kayak team in the 1980’s where he worked with several World and Olympic Champions….read full bio

Sylvie Thibault, MBA

Sylvie is a leadership capacity builder and seasoned management professional with a proven track record in developing teams and businesses in both the private and public sectors. Sylvie holds an Executive MBA, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s University….read full bio

John Zettler, MBA

John delivers customized and interactive training and people strategy solutions to individuals, teams and organizations. He is an experienced Human Resources Leader with 20 years of professional experience across several industries… full bio

Stéphanie Maillet, BA, D.Ps.

Stéphanie is happy to call Moncton, New Brunswick home. She holds a Bachelor’s degree of psychology from the Université de Moncton (New Brunswick) as well as a Doctorate in Business Psychology from the Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec)…read full bio


Chris Giddens, MBA/LLB

Chris Giddens is a legal and business professional who combines management expertise and business development acumen with legal and contractual expertise. Chris holds MBA and LLB degrees from Dalhousie University and is equally at home facilitating senior management discussions about strategic growth or reviewing an organization’s terms and conditions for risk management….read full bio

Frank Garner, BA, B Ed, Master of Coaching Diploma

Frank Garner is well known and respected in international sport, recreation and government circles. As Olympic and National Team Coach for the Canadian Canoe Team from 1974-1985, he led the country to over 45 medals in international competition…read full bio

Charlotte Pridy, MSc, CFP

Financial Advisor of Fairwinds Training and Development Inc. and owner of Target Financial.