MY STORY

Raised in Ontario, I moved to Victoria 19 years ago. The coast is now my home and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in this beautiful little part of the world.

I have worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years. I have had the privilege of being invited to the table in family homes, community organizations, indigenous communities, schools and government offices. When families and professionals are looking for someone to bring a high level of empathy, understanding, problem solving and conflict resolution they call me. It is not a privilege I take lightly and I am humbled by what I continue to learn from others.

It is this experience of working with diverse individuals and groups that I bring with me to mediation. I use an interest-based model for mediation that focuses on moving forward from the present to get to an agreed upon, sustainable outcome.

COMMUNITY

I enjoy giving back to my community. I was involved with the Victoria Society for Children with Autism as both a board member and President. I am a founding member of 100+ Women Who Care Victoria, an organization that has fundraised and donated over $100,000 annually for charities in Greater Victoria.

MEMBERSHIPS

Mediate BC

ADR Institute of Canada

Family Mediation Canada

Elder Mediation International Network

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

EDUCATION

I am a qualified Family Dispute Resolution Professional under the BC Family Law Act. I am on the Mediate BC Family Roster. I also hold the certification of Qualified Mediator through the ADR Institute of Canada. I did my mediation training at the Justice Institute of BC and previous to that completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at McMaster University. I have also done coursework in Child and Youth Work at Humber College and counselling courses at the Counsellor Training Institute (now the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training.)

ARE YOUR READY TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE?

All of my services, workshops and courses are designed to help lay the groundwork for positive future interactions, allowing former spouses or co-workers to practice collaboration, problem solving, conflict resolution and understanding each other in their new roles

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