I received my training from Kay Pranis and apprenticed under her as well. My experience with Circle Process is as a trainer and practitioner. I use Circles in the college courses I teach: Intro to Conflict Resolution and Intro to Restorative Justice. I also have been a keeper in dialogue/healing circles surrounding race relations-specifically involving historical trauma and I have held compassion Circles as well.
I am a sole practitioner.
Areas of Interest and Service
- Circle Process
- Restorative justice principles and practices
- Supervising a professional staff
- Training and teaching
- Collaboration and facilitation
- Team building
- Strategic planning
- Curriculum development
Since 2002, I have been a promoter and practitioner in restorative dialogues in criminal justice systems as well as in work, home and community. In 2005, I received my Master’s Degree in Applied Healing Arts from Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, Maryland and am currently pursing a Graduate Certificate with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. My training includes Mediation, Victim-Offender Mediation, Community Conferencing, and Peacemaking Circles. Workshop presentations include the Art of Listening, Restorative Dialogue, Use of Circles in the Classroom, Compassion Circles, and Peacemaking Circles. I am past-president of the Maryland Chapter, Association for Conflict Resolution and a tri-chair of the Restorative and Criminal Justice Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. I also have a track record of supervision, training, and development planning in organizations. Designing and providing strategic planning and direction and building teamwork in work groups to build consensus.