J.R. Isadore is the Systems Analyst for Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey. As a part of the Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk team, his responsibilities include keeping all tech running smoothly for our clients, which can range from network operations and security to mobile app development.
Working directly with key leaders in the IT industry, J.R. is able to utilize the best technology for the Atlantic First Nation Network, strengthening connections between students, teachers, administrators and MK employees. Additionally, J.R. is part of the MK App Development team, combining his passion for Mi’kmaw language learning with his knowledge of coding and design to create learning apps for Mi’kma’ki and beyond.
Outside of Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, J.R. proudly coordinates the annual Wallace Bernard Memorial Native Youth Hockey Tournament with his brother, Mike. Since 2007 and with the help of a team of dedicated volunteers, they have continued their grandfather’s legacy, making the Wallys a marquee sporting event for the Mi’kmaw Nation.
J.R. resides in Truro, NS with his partner Sharon and their daughter Violet, along with their pets: Molly, Dory, and Toby.