Description of Practice
I have been a career banker since 1973 spending 26 years in banking. I have a construction lending background assisting parties acquiring construction loans, follow through during the build, construction draws and conversion to the permanent loan.I became interested in mediation in the early 1990’s and completed my 40 hour basic in 1994. In 1998, I became the 162nd Certified Professional Mediator with the Idaho Mediation Association. My banking background has made property and assets based settlements a success for my mediation clients.
1997 to 2005
I contracted with a judge who allowed mediation to be a very prevalent process of the court. Honorable Judge Williamson and I petitioned the County Commissioners for a mediation budget. In 1998 I began contracting with Valley County mediating on a volume of 10 to 50 small claim cases per year. I have continued providing this service for over seven years; mediating over 150 small claims cases since the program began in 1998. In excess of 150 case hours for small claims.
I began a small business for Private Sector Mediation in 2005, and I am still serving clients today, specializing in complex property/portfolio settlements, impasse cases that have received a judgement without a property settlement or business/partnership disputes and long running litigation cases requiring a final settlement. My Private Sector and Court Ordered case hours to date exceed 450 hours of mediation.