“Jeff Merrick and I co-mediated an employment law matter pending before the U.S. District Court. Counsel for both sides expressed their appreciation for Jeff’s skills and hard work helping move this case to resolution; I can’t praise his work enough.”
– Honorable Susan Leeson.

I love my work as a mediator because I help people.

I talk with the parties before we all meet to get a feel for the issues, identify tasks that might improve the odds of settlement, and discuss what process makes sense: same room, different rooms, or both.  I do not believe “one size fits all.”

I am on the mediator panels for the following:


American Arbitration Association


U.S. District Court of Oregon


Oregon Judicial Department

Oregon Patient Safety Commission

I am a member of the Oregon Mediation Association, and I follow the OMA Standards of Practice.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.