As one of the founding members of Consilia Conflict Resolution, LLC, an ADR firm focusing on alternative dispute resolution services, I provide mediation, mediation training and meeting facilitation services.
My ADR practice includes mediating disputes involving land use, real estate (commercial and residential), earnest money, landlord/tenant relationships, breach of contract, divorce, parenting time, and employment issues.
My ADR practice is informed by my business experience including my role as president of Vertical Real Estate Consulting, Inc., a real estate acquisition company, specializing in leasing and acquiring governmental land use entitlements. I worked with corporations and property owners negotiating contracts and drafting real estate documents. I also worked with governmental entities to obtain land use entitlements representing clients before boards of county commissioners and planning commissions and facilitating stakeholder meetings in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
My ADR and legal experience includes resolving disputes related to the following matters:
►Contracts and Business Entity Disputes
►Divorce (Parenting Time, Property Division)
►Family Law Modifications
I have prepared and led 40 hour Introduction to Mediation Trainings as well as a 16 hour class on Advanced Mediation. I have been a moderator and presenter at CLE ADR trainings, on subjects such as ethics, real estate and conducting remote mediations.
In addition to my private mediation practice, I am the Executive Director of the Colorado Bar Association Court Mediation Services program.
Executive Director of Court Mediation Services
“Mediation Ethics,” Speaker at ADR Section Presentation. November 6, 2015.
"The Use of Mediation in Real Estate Matters," Speaker at ADR Section CLE. March 4, 2016.
"Remote Mediation: Before, During and After the Pandemic," Panelist. October 15, 2021.
J.D. Creighton University School of Law, 1995
M.A. University of Tulsa, 1991
B.A. Colorado State University, 1988
Nebraska, admitted 1995
Colorado, admitted 1996
Colorado Bar Association
ADR Section of the CBA
Real Estate Section of the CBA
Colorado Wireless Association
The Mediation Association of Colorado
ADR TRAINING (50+ hours of training)
40 Hour Mediation Training – CBA
Mediating Health Care Disputes, American Health Lawyers Association
Numerous ADR trainings through the Colorado Bar Association and other CLE program providers
ADR First Mediation, Mediator, 2006 – 2009
Associate Attorney, Ayd and Johnson, 2003 – 2005
Associate Attorney, 1996 – 1998
Above Ground Level, “Top 11 Ways to Prepare for a Neighborhood Meeting” June/July 2009.