About Us

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Tom Nickalls

Tom Nickalls | CEO & Founder

Tom, is a two-time founder and has been leading sales teams for over a decade. He has hired, trained, and led teams of up to 40- with an 8-figure quota.

At one point in his career, Tom was terminated in an extremely unprofessional manner. That experience rocked him, and it took a while to recover.

Determined to prevent others from undergoing similar experiences, Tom resolved to help forward-thinking small and medium businesses create custom HR strategies – with a focus on HR strategies for “today’s workforce”.

The resolution to modernize HR led to the start of Castle HR. Watch the video here.

Tom was born in Malawi and came to Canada by way of England – (sadly no accent). Love of travel was instilled by his parents and is a continued passion – hopefully collecting passport stamps again in 2021! His passion for sports is both as a player (volleyball, golf, soccer, running, etc.) and as a fan (Green Bay, Raptors, Leafs & Jays). He loves dabbling in the kitchen and wonders what could’ve been if he chose culinary school over business school…

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Robyn Leduc | Senior HR Professional, CHRL

Robyn is a strong advocate of modern HR and has been a human Resources Professional for over 10 years, working in a broad array of sectors from construction to technology.

Robyn has a strong track record of helping small and medium sized businesses establish custom HR strategies and Health & Safety plans that contribute to organizational effectiveness and help to mitigate risk profiles.

Outside of HR, Robyn loves camping, running, and playing with her two kids.

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Marylisa Forsyth | Senior HR Professional, CHRL

Marylisa is a pioneer HR professional with over 30 years of HR management experience, mostly working in the public sector. She holds a degree in labour relations from McMaster university and Workplace Mental Health Leadership from Queens.

She has a track record of coaching in transformational leadership, team building, managing change, and building positive labour relations. In addition to being a key part of Castle HR’s leadership team, Marylisa is on contract with the City of Burlington and sits on the Haldimand and Norfolk CAMHS board of directors.

Marylisa is well on her way to building Canada’s next alpaca empire, one fuzzy scarf at a time.

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Lindsay Schultz | Senior HR Professional

Lindsay is a Senior HR Professional with over 15 years experience working in both private and public sectors.  She is also a small business owner in a highly competitive industry.

Lindsay has been successful in creating innovative HR processes for several small, medium, and large size companies to streamline and improve business performance.  She has a strong background in conflict management, training and development, evaluating core processes and many other HR functions.

Lindsay is going to take over the world with her massive collection of art supplies and Lego that she reluctantly shares with her 2 kids.

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Anna Boshoer | Senior HR Professional, CHRL

Anna is an HR professional with over 10 years experience in HR management and recruitment. She was an adult educator before changing her career to Human Resources and is still passionate about education and coaching.

In her HR career, Anna has worked with a number of technology organizations. She’s established successful corporate HR and Recruitment functions, introduced and implemented new processes and practices in HR operations, compliance, employee relations and engagement, recruitment, training, communication, and health & safety. 

Outside of work, Anna is passionate about sharing her knowledge with job seekers and volunteers as a career mentor. She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family, and travelling. 

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Mike Daser | Senior HR Professional, PHRi

Mike is a Senior HR professional with over 10 years experience driving business growth and team engagement. From a small publicly held brand ideation start-up to one of the GTA’s largest privately-held manufacturers, Mike has built his career on delivering an exceptional employee experience.

In his career, Mike has built and led teams, established corporate HR programs and policies, and holds a strong passion for Health & Safety.

When he is not working, you will find Mike at his local golf course or watching classic Disney films with his two twin children.

Eli Zeldin - Castle HR

Eli Zeldin | Sales Development Representative

Eli is a sales professional with 10 years of direct-to-consumer sales, chiefly in the entertainment and cannabis industries. 

His broad range of experience has taught him the importance of Modern HR Strategies and he is excited to show you why it should be an important element of your business as well.

When he’s not sending emails or making calls, you’ll find Eli with a megaphone in hand, leading the Toronto FC supporters from the Lakeshore Terrace at BMO Field or eating his way across the world while visiting other football stadiums.

Alec Nickalls - Castle HR

Alec Nickalls | Learning & Development Manager

Alec is an experienced facilitator and instructional designer that has worked in Toronto’s tech firms for his entire career. Prior to joining Castle’s leadership, he spent 9 years with Apple in L&D, training facilitators, and leading city-wide training programs.

Alec brings a progressive and inclusive perspective to employee development strategies, performance reviews, and training for forward-thinking firms. 

Alec is an avid cat enthusiast and Brazilian jiu jitsu brown belt.

Viviana Santa - Castle HR

Viviana Santa | HR Admin

Viviana is a business student at Western University specializing in HR and Management.

Viviana believes that everyone has the ability to do amazing things if they are in the right environment. For that she is passionate about learning modern HR practices so that one day she can help organizations implement best practises that will help their employees reach their full potential.

When Viviana is not studying or working, she’s out looking for new adventures and hopes to one day take her adventures internationally.

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