Our Team

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Name:

Sherry Berlinghoff

Title:

President

Joined SK Group Inc:

1994 (Founder)

Biography:

Sherry has been with SK Group Inc. since its inception in 1994 (Stitch King Embroidery). Early in the business, she wore many hats: customer sales and service which included answering phones and placing orders; setting up embroidery designs; embroidering the garments and bookkeeping. As Stitch King grew, staff was added to take on the different positions which allowed Sherry to focus her attention on business operations. The business grew from a 200 square foot room to the existing 11,500 square foot facility that houses SK Group Inc. today. In 2010, with the move to the larger facility, Stitch King changed its’ business operation name to SK Group Inc. In 2012 a fully operational print shop was added, and to complete the “one stop shop” experience, a sign shop was incorporated in the spring of 2014. In the fall of 2014, Sherry purchased her partners’ shares and became the sole owner of SK Group Inc.. Sherry has always strived for customer service excellence and quality workmanship and under her direction has instilled these attributes in the staff of SK Group Inc. 

“My goal is to make SK Group Inc. renowned for client branding excellence across all mediums.”

Name:

Jessica Sommers

Title:

Sales & Production Co-ordinator

Joined SK Group Inc:

2002

Biography:

Jessica has had the pleasure of working full time for SK Group Inc. since 2002.  Her start in the production area helped her to become skilled at all the different aspects of production.  She then moved to the sales team and over time, with the experienced gained, became operations manager where she works closely with the SK Group team to ensure client satisfaction.  With her roots in SK Group, she has developed a passion for the industry and enjoys working closely with clients to provide them with a positive customer service experience.

Name:

Sharon Dunseath

Title:

Sales Co-ordinator

Joined SK Group Inc:

2005

Biography:

Sharon was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. As a teen she moved to Southern Ontario for 10 years and worked in the customer service industry. Sharon moved back to Sault Ste. Marie in 1993, missing the quality of life that Sault Ste. Marie had to offer. She has worked in sales and customer service for 30 plus years in various positions. She is very friendly, outgoing and is always eager to please. Sharon has been with SK Group since 2005 and is happy to be a part of the SK Group family.

Name:

Carolyn Oknianski

Title:

Sales Co-ordinator

Joined SK Group Inc:

2015

Biography:

Carolyn started working for SK Group in November of 2015. The staff and customers have made her transition of stay at home mom, to part time embroiderer easy and seamless. SK Group has become her family away from home.

Name:

Eric Sommers

Title:

Production Controller

Joined SK Group Inc:

2005

Biography:

Eric has worked in the Digital and Screen Print industry since 1999. Starting at the age of 17 he has worked in numerous capacities including; Typesetting, Digital Pre-Press, Bindery, Screen Pre-Press, Manual and Automatic Screen Press Operation, as well as Wide-Format Digital Printing.

Eric joined the SK Group family in 2005 as a screen printer. He assisted in the development from a small manual shop to the fully automated operation currently employed. More recently Eric has moved into the position of Production Controller at SK Group, being charged with overseeing the entire production teams’ day to day work and scheduling.

Name:

Brett Millroy

Title:

Creative Director

Joined SK Group Inc:

2010

Biography:

Brett graduated from the 3 year Graphic Design program at Sault College in 2008. After graduation he began his first job as a professional in the business world at Sault College Student Union. He was hired as the Graphic Designer and Events Planner Intern to create, implement, and advertise various events for the students of Sault College.

When growing up, Brett was always interested in the Arts such as painting, drawing, and layout for project presentations. He also had a passion for Snowboarding, Skateboarding, and Hockey. Then he began to realize that he could combine all of his interests into a professional career as a Graphic Artist, creating board designs, T-Shirt and clothing designs, and advertising for all sports.

Brett is currently working at SK Group Inc. as the Creative Director and Sign Production Lead. He is a multi-functional individual that multi-tasks well to support the design services that are needed in SK Group's departments. He also developed and maintains the professional brand identity for SK Group Inc. He began working for SK Group Inc in April of 2010 and has created and maintained a well organized and growing Creative Department where he and the other graphics designers create designs for all professional branding including garments, commercial print, promotional items, signage and decals in a fast and adept manner that keep the customers well satisfied.

Name:

Kathryn Manley

Title:

Graphic Designer

Joined SK Group Inc:

2014

Biography:

Kathryn Manley graduated from the Applied Photography program at Sheridan College in 2004 as well as the Graphic Design Program at Sault College in 2011. She has worked for design companies in both Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. Kathryn is efficient is all aspects of design, however she specifically enjoys creating layouts, websites, and logos. She is very detail oriented and holds a high standard to everything she produces.

Name:

Mike Engel

Title:

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Joined SK Group Inc:

2017

Biography:

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Name:

Sadie Werner

Title:

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Joined SK Group Inc:

2017

Biography:

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Name:

Robin Discher

Title:

Embroidery Lead

Joined SK Group Inc:

2008

Biography:

Robin joined the SK Group team in April 2008 (known as Stitch King at the time), as a member of the embroidery department. Before joining SK Group, Robin had previously done some machine embroidery as a hobby, but that doesn’t compare to what is done at SK Group. SK Group has many different types of clients, from individuals, teams, groups and organizations to small and corporate businesses and Robin believes that no matter the size of the client, they all deserve our full attention.

Since starting with SK Group, Robin has gone from being an embroidery team member to being the embroidery department team lead. Throughout this time she learned a lot about the machines, embroidery design program, and the designs. Robin enjoys working with the other members of the embroidery team at SK Group and collectively they make sure that the clients are well taken care of.

Name:

Lindsay Chmiel

Title:

Embroiderer

Joined SK Group Inc:

2017

Biography:

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Name:

Melanie Wright

Title:

Receiving/Shipping - Print Assistant

Joined SK Group Inc:

2011

Biography:

Melanie was born and raised in Sault Ste Marie. She moved down South to the Niagara region at the age of twelve and returned to the Sault fifteen years later. She worked in customer service for ten years. Three of those years she was a co-owner of her own used book store where she was able to share her love of reading with customers that came through her door.

Melanie enjoys the work she does at SK Group from ordering the product to receiving it and ensuring that our customers get what they ordered. She also works in the print shop assisting the print lead with bindry.

Name:

Jordan Renner

Title:

IT/Web & Application Developer

Joined SK Group Inc:

2014

Biography:

Jordan has been in Sault Ste. Marie for most of his life, with a plan to stay local and support his community when he can. He graduated from Sault College in 2012 with a degree of Computer Programmer and finally in 2014 with a degree of Computer Programmer Analyst. After completing his Sault College degree, Jordan started working for SK Group Inc in the IT department.

Throughout his employment, Jordan has fixed many computer problems and has aided in developing new applications and equipment to better serve SK Group Inc.

Name:

Ruth Bradley

Title:

Book Keeper

Joined SK Group Inc:

2014

Biography:

Starting in the business world at the age of 18, Ruth accumulated many years of knowledge in the day to day operations of a business. In 2012, she decided to delve deeper into the financial end and became the bookkeeper for several small local establishments. In 2014, Ruth was excited to join SK Group and, under the guidance of Sherry, learn the business. Ruth provides SK Group with the financial accountability any organization strives for.