Professionally, I am a facilitator, mediator and most recently a lawyer. I am also a parent to four awesome people and various four-legged fur kids. Having worked in academia, government regulation, for my union and as a parent, my life has had constant exposure to conflict and difficult situations. I believe that confronting conflict and dealing with it are important to maintain our mental and physical health and is an important part of life balance and well-being. I have worked through personal and professional situations as a participant and as a facilitator and mediator, working to find compromise and solutions that work for everyone involved. My personal philosophy is that if you are aware of yourself and those around you, aware of the situation and your own limitations, and you come to the table with the attitude that the problem can be solved, then nothing can hold us down.