I have been facilitating, training and mediating for 10 years. Before starting my private practice, I worked as the Family and Youth Programs Manager at Center for Dialogue and Resolution in Eugene (formerly Community Mediation Services).
Tree Bressen of Eugene trained me in facilitation and I received formal mediation training from the University of Oregon Knight Law School's mediation certification program and completed several dispute specific advanced mediation training including family mediation. I have trained and mentored new mediators and facilitators, youth and adults.
I have served on the Eugene Human Rights Commission for the past three years and convened the Commission's work group on homelessness. I developed models for conflict management at transitional housing sites ( rest stops) for the homeless and have volunteered on several community projects. I am a member of the Oregon Mediation Association. I graduated from law school at Mortiz College of Law at Ohio State University in 1992 and received an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1986.