Currently employed full-time for a federal government agency as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator and Lead EEO Counselor. Experienced/trained in the following areas: Mediation (workplace, neighborhood, parent-teen, landlord-tenant, etc.), Facilitation, Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counseling, Mediation Role-Play coaching/training, Community Outreach/Education and Public Speaking.
Organizations, this work has been performed for, include Oregon Federal Executive Board (OFEB) Shared Neutrals program, City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Budget Advisory Committee (ONIBAC) meetings under commissioner Amanda Fritz; Mayor Sam Adams’ office Portland Plan advisory group meetings and phase 2 community outreach workshops; City of Gresham community housing/urban planning workshops; City of Vancouver Community Mediation Services; East Metro Mediation; Clackamas County Dispute Resolution Center; Bonneville Power Administration (BPA); Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); Veteran’s Administration (VA); U.S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS); Indian Health Service Dept. (IHS) in Warm Springs, OR.; Marylhurst University; Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU); Portland Community College (PCC); Parkrose High School; Food Front Co-op.
Graduated, with honors, from Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland, OR. in 1978. Attended Portland Community College (PCC) which included American Institute of Banking (AIB) and Institute of Financial Education (IFE) courses, PeopleSoft University (obtained professional certification) and the USDA Graduate School. Was a High School National Merit Scholarship Finalist and received recognition in Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Was a recipient of IFE’s Outstanding Student of the year award.
Have volunteered for over 23 years (and counting) as current and former executive board officer and/or member of a half dozen non-profit and/or employer sponsored volunteer organizations.
Currently reside in Portland, Oregon. Have been married to the same wife for over 28 years and have a 22 year old daughter who is a recent cum laude graduate (University of Portland). Have been a lifelong volunteer with various organizations like the Oregon Food Bank and the American Red Cross (Have been a volunteer blood donor on “Rare Blood” registry with over 110 lifetime blood donations). Enjoy watching and playing sports (was once invited to try out for the local Portland professional soccer team) and love to travel (spent childhood traveling around the world and lived in a number of countries abroad including Pakistan, Turkey, Japan, Greece and others).