Juris Doctor THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL, Lansing & Grand Rapids, MI
Master of Management AQUINAS COLLEGE, Grand Rapids, MI
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics GRAND VALLEY STATE COLLEGE, Allendale, MI
MEDIATION TRAINING - State Court Administrative Office approved
General /Civil Mediation Training 2010
Domestic Relations Mediation Training (Divorce) 2012
Domestic Violence Screening Protocol Training 2012 & 2017
Adult Guardianship / Elder Law Mediation Training 2016
Child Protection Mediation Training – 2016
Special Education Mediation Training
OTHER RELEVANT TRAINING and EXPERIENCE
Collaborative Divorce Attorney / Mediator Training 2015
APPROVED BY COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE INSTITUTE of MICHIGAN
35 Years of experience in computer and business with several major West Michigan companies
8 Years nonprofit executive experience
7 Years Adjunct Professor of Law at Thomas M. Cooley Law School
2 Years Adjunct Professor – Grand Valley State University - College of Education
- Negotiation Skills
- Interviewing and Counseling
- Coaching for Mediation training classes (Civil and Domestic Relations)
- Coach of Cooley’s National Competitive Negotiation Team
2 Years Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University – Student Administrators and the Law.
MEMBERSHIPS and AFFILIATIONS
Admitted to practice law in the courts if the Great State of Michigan
Member of the State Bar of Michigan
Member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association
I am on the Court Approved Mediator List in every county from Lansing to the shores of Lake Michigan.
I mediate in the Mediation Centers in Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, and St. Joseph.
I regularly coach for SCAO approved mediator training courses
I was born and have lived in West Michigan for the majority of my life. I am most proud of my three children and my grandchildren. I thoroughly enjoy my work and balance it with my love of family, outdoors activities, reading, and gardening.