My passion is to help people in all stages of their lives, especially when things can get difficult. I want to help them create positive change no matter what they are going through. By utilizing my services as a mediator, individuals deeply entrenched in what seems like insurmountable differences can come to agreement on issues and leave the process knowing that they contributed to a successful resolution. They often have a sense of relief and renewed hope.
I love what I do as a mediator, and it shows in my approach. My focus is helping other people to make their way through a difficult dispute so they can move forward empowered by making their own decisions.
As a facilitator, I enjoy helping individual and groups learn to communicate better and more effectively. I encourage people to listen with purpose so as to be able to actually “hear” what the other party is saying. I especially like to help divorcing couples communicate in a respectful and courteous way that will provide a framework for the best possible outcome for their family in the future.
Calvin University, Bachelor's in English & Theology - 1986
Mediator & Divorces Service Specialist, Castle Rock Mediation, 2013-Present
Independent Broker/Owner, Waterman Team Reality, 2012-Present