Mediation Areas of Practice
My background is founded with a Master's Degree in Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking at Fresno Pacific University. I was Director, FPU Mediation Services Civil & Probate Division, Superior Court, County of Fresno for 12 years. I am an associate with the Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies mediation panel. I earned a BA in Rhetoric with an emphasis in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley (’77). I maintain continuing education with excessive hours of certified mediation training including hours from the California State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. I have been trained in construction dispute arbitration certified by the New Mexico Bar and as an employment mediator by the EEOC. I have twenty-eight years of experience in retail business ownership and real estate management. I am a Research Consultant and advanced mediation trainer for the Fresno County Superior Court. I consider myself a conflict resolution specialist.
My work as Director, Mediation Services Civil & Probate Division and Lead Mediator for the Fresno County Superior Court Dispute Resolution Program Act (DRPA) established my expertise in: