Our Team

Our Team

A message from Dean Turner, President of F.A.S.T. Rescue.

It has been an interesting ride for F.A.S.T. Rescue and especially for me.   We owe our success and longevity to our clients, some of whom are still with us since our very humble beginnings in 1998; and to our many long-time employees, whose dedication and commitment to F.A.S.T. Rescue still amazes me to this day.

A little about me…

I was born in Windsor, Ontario, the middle child of 11 children.  My parents were married at 16 years old and we were not rich, but I never knew it.  All 13 of us lived in a 2 ½ bedroom house, which must have been really crowded when I think about it now; but at that time, seemed like such a great place.  My mom and dad were beautiful, loving people and they loved each other until the day they died. If someone was down and out, hungry or needed a place to stay, there was always a place for them to sleep, even in our crowded house.  When we finally moved to a 3-bedroom house with a basement, it felt like we had moved into the Taj Mahal.

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Dean Turner

Dean has an extensive background in Health & Safety, complimented by years of community service and consulting experience. Much of his 22 years in the Canadian Military was spent training soldiers. His extensive experience and knowledge gives F.A.S.T. Rescue it’s solid base in the safety realm.

Shyamala Nathan-Turner

Vice-President/Sales & Marketing
Shyamala has been in the Sales & Marketing field for over 20 years. Working with several national companies in Canada, Shyamala brings solid experience in training, sales, presentation and coaching skills. Shyamala focuses on the consulting services for our clients, including our Occupational Health & Safety Systems.

Our Finance Department

John Dyer

John Dyer, CPA, CMA, has over 30 years of financial management experience including chief financial officer roles in both private and public companies, controller roles and public practice accounting. As a CPA, John has wide ranging experience in a variety of industries.

Melanie Malijan

Melanie has a degree in Economics and comes to F.A.S.T. Rescue with a great background of work experiences ranging from Office Administrator to Accounting. Her experience, team work and dedication makes Melanie a great asset to F.A.S.T. Rescue.

Our Sales Department

Gillian Musaib-Ali

As Business Development Manager, Gillian has been a key contributor to new business while developing strategic areas of growth with new and existing customers. Her consultative and organized approach to problem solving has made her an invaluable member of the team.

Our Training Department

Giffer Maxius

Giffer has more than 10 years of combined experience in the field and of Sales and Administration.  Giffer works to ensure our courses run at peak efficiency and effectively liases with clients and instructors to ensure that our training exceeds expectations.

Shaela Nathan-Turner

Shaela’s dynamic facilitation style has drawn our clients back year over year.  She is a certified Emergency Medical Responder and has been able to use her skills not only in the classroom, but also in several emergencies.  As a dedicated and knowledgeable team member, Shaela is involved training and mentoring our Instructors, as well as facilitating and training large groups.

Patrick Robak

Patrick has been teaching our programs for over 17 years, and specializes in our workplace programs. He is an enthusiastic and dynamic instructor who brings his broad spectrum of experiences to the teaching environment. As our Construction Health and Safety specialist, Patrick enjoys using his experiences as a rescue technician and a construction manager.

Our Supplies Department

Dave Wood

Dave has been instrumental in making the F.A.S.T. Rescue warehouse management efficient. His vast experience from his years in Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving keeps our warehouse running smoothly and ensures that we not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations.