I obtained my law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 1991.  I began my legal practice in insurance defense and a few years later began representing clients in employment and business litigation until 2017 when I exclusively began providing dispute resolution services. 

I began professionally mediating in 2010.  I have mediated well over 100 cases, and completed over one hundred fifty hours of advanced mediation education and training.  I regularly speak on dispute resolution and mediation topics, and I am actively involved in dispute resolution committees in the Oregon State Bar and American Bar Association.