MEET THE TEAM.

Rod Perry

President

Rod is a graduate (1985) of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a background in Kinesiology and Mechanical Engineering. Rod joined Sensyst in 1986 and assumed ownership in 1991. Since that time Rod has overseen the evolution of Sensyst from a vendor of office furniture to a complete solution office interiors company, allowing Sensyst to grow and expand and exceed our client’s expectations. Rod’s experience with large projects and tight timelines will bring leadership and knowledge to any project.

Melissa Kaiser

Senior Designer

Melissa has a diploma in Interior Design from Georgian College. She is an Intern Member of Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario, and member of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). She is proficient in AutoCAD 2019. Melissa brings to Sensyst over ten years of commercial design experience in the areas of space planning, permit & construction drawings, finishes selection and project management with an emphasis on commercial spaces. Melissa joined Sensyst in September 2010 to strengthen our design services team.

Nicole Bodolai

Business Development/Furniture Specialist

Nicole is a graduate from George Brown College. She is a project manager and has a strong background as a furniture specialist. Nicole excels in furniture layouts, furniture specification, and finishes selection. Along with full project management of furniture installations.

Karly O'Krafka

Senior Designer

Karly has a diploma in Interior Design from Georgian College. She is an Intern Member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), and member of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). Karly brings to Sensyst over ten years of design experience in the areas of space planning, selecting finishes, construction drawings, and project management; with an emphasis on commercial spaces. Karly joined Sensyst full time in 2018, but has worked with us part time since 2012.

Caren Yap

Intermediate Designer

Caren has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. She has her Building Code Identification Number (BCIN). Caren brings to Sensyst over twenty years of design experience in the areas of space planning, selecting finishes, construction drawings and permit packages; with an emphasis on commercial and spaces. Caren has worked part time with Sensyst. Caren has worked for Sensyst since 2012.

Weina Li

Office and HR Manager

Weina is a graduate of York University in Toronto, Ontario, with a background in Human Resources and Accounting. Weina joined Sensyst in 2015 and she brings to Sensyst professional accounting services, client services and account management.

Amanda Wilson

Senior Designer/Team Lead

Amanda has a diploma in Interior Design from Georgian College and is working on completing her PMP designation.  Her background in design includes almost 15 years of experience guiding clients through all phases of the design process creating functional and appealing spaces.  She brings to Sensyst strong project management skills and knowledge in large and small scale projects.  She is committed to maintaining valued relationships with clients and helping clients reach the best version of the overall vision for their space.  Amanda joined Sensyst in August 2020 to support the design team in managing project timelines and completion.

Lindsay Geerkens

Furniture Specialist and Junior Designer

Lindsay Geerkens is a 2020 graduate of Sheridan College’s Honors Bachelor of Interior Design program and is currently an intern member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). She joined Sensyst in March 2021 and brings her knowledge as a furniture specialist and junior designer to help both the design services and furniture teams at Sensyst. She strives to ensure all projects have a unified and cohesive look between the design of the space and the furniture elements. She is currently working towards her NCIDQ qualification exams to become a registered Interior Designer. Lindsay is skilled in AutoCAD, CAP 20/20 programs, and Revit.

Emily Perry

Client Services, Installation Coordinator and Furniture Specialist

Emily has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (BA) and her Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from Laurentian University. Emily completes office administration duties such as developing quotations, furniture presentations, furniture specifications, furniture layouts, proposals, and purchase orders.  Emily hosts site visits with clients, trades, and vendors. She effectively creates accurate and detailed installation drawings, schedules and coordinates installations with clients and installers, as well as specializes in full project management of furniture installations.

Arpana Vashisht

Junior Designer

Arpana graduated from Sheridan College’s Honors Bachelor of Interior Design program in 2016. She joined Sensyst in September 2021 and brings over four years’ experience in space planning, furniture planning & selecting finishes for large public spaces.

Arpana strives to create a cohesive design package for our clients that ensures the space is functional and aesthetically pleasing. She is proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.

Jeff Collingwood

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff is a well-rounded Collaborative Business Leader with demonstrated expertise in business operations, relationship management and marketing.  He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. In collaboration with the president, Jeff oversees administrative, operational, human capital requirements, training, recruitment, marketing, budgeting, and financial functions at Sensyst. Jeff is leading the implementation of innovative technology solutions allowing Sensyst to grow, expand and better serve our clients. And with our growth, Jeff is ensuring we continue attract the best and brightest team members as we plan, design, build, and furnish great spaces for our clients.