Background and Contact


Washington Mediation Association Certified Areas of Practice

2010 to present: Domestic/Family (Divorce, Dissolution, Property Division, Parenting Plans), Community, Public Policy, Consumer, Commercial/Business, Workplace Conflicts, Eldercare, Organizational Relations


  • 1996 Professional Mediation Certificate
  • 2006 Family Mediation Certificate: Parenting Plan development, modification, review
  • 2007 Family Law – Parenting Plans/Dissolution-Property Division Certificate
  • 2007 WSU Master Facilitation Certificate: Effective Facilitation for group and public processes. Training and practical application of consensus decision-making, assessing the collaborative potential of group, managing challenging group situations, handling scientific and technical information in contentious public issues
  • 2008 Dissolution/Property Division Certificate: Disputant management techniques and technical properties/paperwork associated with dissolution mediation
  • 2008 Elder Mediation Certificate: Mediation with elders, families, caregivers
    2008 Parent/Teen Mediation Certificate: At-risk youth and families referred by family court
  • 2009 Victim-Offender Mediation Training: Restorative Justice overview, Victim issues, Offender issues, VOM mechanics, meeting model, agreements
  • 2009 Dependency Case Training: Third party custody, parenting plan/settlement agreements between caregiver and biological parent (service plans, placement option disputes)

Continuing Education

  • Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, U of W School of Law , 2007 to present
  • WMA Certification Continuing Education Requirement: Certified Mediators complete 20 hours of continuing education every 2 years in order to renew certification including a minimum of 10 hours in courses certified/qualified by a professional or educational organization. Education specific to mediation ethics and diversity/cultural awareness are also specified.


Washington Mediation Association, WMA certified in 2010 to present (re-certification required every 2 years)    WMA member since 2009

Skagit County Superior Court Approved Family Law Mediator 2009 to present

San Juan County Superior Court Approved Family Law Mediator 2014 to present

Island County Superior Court Approved Family Law Mediator 2014 to present

King County Dispute Resolution Center   Volunteer Mediator, Trainer, Mentor 1995-2004

Snohomish Dispute Resolution Center   Volunteer Mediator, Trainer, Mentor 2006-2009

Skagit County Mediation & Facilitation Services   Volunteer Mediator, Trainer, Mentor 2005-2009


Contact us for a free consultation

call:  360.299.0977                     


mail:        NW Mediation Service

                   PO Box 222

                   Anacortes, WA  98221



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