Team

JOSEPH KHARGIE

President

Joseph has over a decade of experience creating and implementing youth engagement strategies. Through his strong leadership skills, tens of thousands of youth have been positively affected. He has initiated high-level partnerships with police services, community partners, school boards and large corporations.

Joseph has hands-on experience with program creation, facilitation and administration. His innovation and dedication has been highly sought after and he recently received the Top 40 Under 40 Leadership Award from the Brampton Board of Trade in 2017. In 2016, he was a Inspirational Award recipient.

As President, Joseph oversees all operations of the company.


PETER KARL YOUNGREN

Chief Operations Officer

Peter has spent over two decades working in the not-for-profit space; specifically with educational institutions. He started his career at nineteen in a refugee camp in Rwanda in 1994. It was here that he saw first-hand how powerful charitable work can be in transforming even the most horrific circumstances.

Since then Peter has founded two large-scale charities; working in over 500 schools across fifty-five school boards. He has worked with all levels of government to implement unique, educational programming for young people.

To date, over 125,000 students have participated in programming designed by Peter and his team.


CHESTER BRYAN

Director of Distribution

Chester has over 20 years of experience in the DJ world. As an industry professional and consultant, he has brought his world-class expertise to the Math Thru Music program and the Create organization as a whole.

He is the Founder and President of DJ Depot, an American and Canadian distributor of professional audio, lighting and DJ equipment. Chester currently shares his time between Orlando and Toronto and is highly sought after on both sides of the border. His role has been instrumental in both creating and organizing the distribution of equipment; particularly for the MTM program.


SAMANTHA DHARMASENA

Director of Marketing

Sam is a DJ and entrepreneur. Music has always been a big part of her life as she grew up playing piano & few more instruments. She’s a self-taught DJ, thanks to YouTube tutorials & all those years of music theory classes. Along with DJ’ing, Sam also holds a Bachelors of Arts & Sciences from the University of Guelph and a Master’s in Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Smith School of Business (Queen’s University). Math Thru Music is a combination of her favourite things: music, education, and community. She aims for MTM students to envision a future for themselves in the industry – whether that’s means pursuing DJing, music tech, entrepreneurship, entertainment law, etc. – Sam wants them to understand that possibilities are truly endless! 

Samantha also runs Solidarity in Sound (SIS), which has a mission dedicated to gender equity in music & nightlife. It’s about building an online, educational platform that offers career-advancement tools for woman and non-binary folks in the industry. 


SUNEIL MATTHEW BABOOLAL

Director of Programming

Suneil was born in Toronto. While growing up in Brampton, he consistently volunteered his time and energy towards his community where he found his passion for helping, inspiring and motivating others. His fondness for DJ’ing was found as a participant, for over 3 years in the Math Thru Music program. During these years is also where his passion and skills were further developed and led him to acquiring the opportunity to work with the MTM organization. He is responsible for many of MTM’s successful events as he has MC’d, DJ’d, designed them.

Suneil is currently studying psychology at the University of Guelph-Humber and always uses his knowledge and talents to fuel his goals of making a positive impact; in efforts to make the world a better place for everyone.