I hold a masters degree in Social Work and have spent over 25 years serving families. My experience
ranges from program management and clinical supervision to training, facilitation and mediation. I was an adoption specialist, group facilitator and trainer before acting as director of a federal research project providing services to young parents for fifteen years. I produced an award winning
documentary (Play Again, 2010) and have taught at the university level.
But what I love most is working directly with changing families. My approach is warm,
non-judgmental, and structured yet flexible. I integrate coaching into mediation sessions as needed.
I am trained as a family mediator, co-parent coach and Collaborative Divorce Family Transition Specialist.
I am a certified court connected mediator in both Small Claims Court and Family Court in Multnomah County.
I am a member of the Oregon Mediation Association, Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. I am committed to ongoing professional learning and have
experience with complex parenting schedules, child development and children with special needs, intimate partner violence, substance use disorder, ADHD, anxiety, the neurobiology of trauma, adoption, and attachment.