I’ve been a conflict resolution professional since 1993, providing mediation, facilitation, teaching and training, coaching, and consultation to individuals and organizations in both the public and private spheres in Eugene, Oregon and throughout the State of Oregon. From 2006 to 2014, I was the first Director of the Masters degree program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon, teaching mediation, mentoring students, developing curriculum, and leading the program to a position of national prominence. Working within the University of Oregon helped me understand the particular dynamics of higher education research institutions, allowing me now to work effectively mediating, facilitating, and consulting in university settings.
In addition to traditional in-person mediation and facilitation, I also have become adept at online video interpersonal mediation and group facilitation.
My most recent book, Embodied Conflict: the neural basis of conflict and communication (Routledge, 2018) has been called groundbreaking. It offers a new way of understanding the dynamics and challenges of communication and relationship, and why we respond to differences and disagreements as we do.