Meet the Faculty and Staff

Each member of the Taylor Pro College team shares a common passion for education and making a difference in our students’ lives. Through their industry experience, our faculty and staff provide students with the guidance and support that will make their time on campus worthwhile, filled with precious learning and upskilling opportunities. We are committed to empower students to gain the competitive edge to do well in their chosen career path.

Mary Ann Catabay

Cilcy Poykayil Zachariah

Daniel Zahodnik

Academic Partners

Taylor Pro College’s articulation agreement with University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia enables Business Administration (BA), Office Administration (OA), Hospitality Administration (HA), Hospitality Management (HM), and Social Services Support Worker (SSSW) Diploma Program graduates to gain entry to the Bachelor of Business degree. Students must complete their respective diploma programs at Taylor Pro College with good standing, and must meet the required entry standards for English language proficiency as published: https://www.utas.edu.au/international/applying/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements.

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We are also in partnership with the College of the Rockies to provide Professional Driver Training and Air Brake Training. We have been helping them promote state-of-the-art simulators to help grow the business.

Work With Us!

We are open to new ties and partnerships that will improve our programs and offerings to our students. Contact us at taylorprotrainingmarketing@gmail.com for any partnership initiative that you would like to discuss with us

Mary Ann Catabay

Executive Assistant to the Director of Recruitment and Sales
Department: Student Services

Mary Ann Catabay has over two decades of experience in general office administration. She is a master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude. Mary Ann has worked in property management, customer service, and service apartment guest management. Catabay finished her bachelor’s degree in science majoring in Computer Science from Central Colleges of the Philippines in 1996.

Before graduating, Mary Ann was a manager at a McDonald’s branch in the Philippines, a role she held from 1994 to 1995. She then joined Majid Al Futtaim Group as a manager in 2005, 

CBRE Emirates LLC as Administrator/ Property Management Services – Specialist in 2008, and Quality Property Management as Property Administrator in 2017. Prior to joining Taylor Pro College, she worked as an executive assistant to EP General Trading and Habita Property.

Mary Ann handles office tasks as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Recruitment and Sales of Taylor Pro College. 

Cilcy Poykayil Zachariah

Instructor

Department: Computer/IT, Business

Campus: Online

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am -3.30 pm

Cilcy Poykayil Zachariah has more than a decade of teaching experience in computer applications, and eight years in accounting. Her classes revolve around relatable applications of the subject matter, visual and practicable learning experiences, and inquiry-based instruction so students can have a deeper understanding of the concepts.

She is working towards getting his Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Payroll Compliance Practitioner from Douglas College and CPA.

She finished her Bachelor’s Degree of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering from St. Joseph’s College of Engineering & Technology – India in 2008.

After graduation, Cilcy  worked as Assistant Professor in B.C.M College of Arts and Science and then for VIET in 2009. She served as Accounting Office Administrator for Noaisys Immigration Inc. in 2019 for two years, while working as a Program Instructor for Thunderbird Community Center in Vancouver in 2011. She then went on to land more teaching roles — Business Computer Applications Instructor at CDI College, Camp Computer Instructor at Douglas College, Curriculum Developer- Web Technologies at Vancouver Central College, and Business & Computer Instructor at Coquitlam Continuing Education. Cilcy teaches computer and business courses at Taylor Pro College online.

Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College (2011)

Database Developer Certificate from Langara College (2011)

Daniel Zahodnik

Instructor

Department: Office Administration, Office 365

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 3:30 pm  

Daniel Zahodnik believes everyone should keep learning because education is a lifelong pursuit. He holds a master’s degree in Media from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia; and a BA in Theatre and English from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. In both institutions, he finished with High Distinctions.

Zahodnik has more than 25 years working in film, theatre and entertainment before moving to the hospitality industry with organizations such as Delta Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International.  He has been teaching in private colleges for three years now.

At Taylor Pro College, Daniel Zahodnik teaches Office 365, Office Administration, Career Essentials, and Introduction to Business Computing. He applies hands-on instruction with examples that fit the student’s experiences and career path.

SPECO – Courses in Non-Violence Intervention, Fire Safety and Waste Management (2019)

Lesson and Activity Planning  (2018)

SuperHost Certified Trainer (2017)

Occupational First Aid Level 1- with AED (2017)

Serving It Right (2017)

Food Safe Level 1 (2017)

Supporting the Adult Learner (2017)

Using Microsoft Suite Effectively  (2017)

Tourism Certified Professional (2016)

Professional Recognition: Recognized by the Premiers Office of Saskatchewan for Contributions to the Tourism Industry

High Distinction – MA Media, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia (2007)

High Distinction – BA Theatre and English, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada (2003)