My work as a mediator, writer and teacher are expressions of my core passion for building understanding and helping people find ways to work together. Since joining IEN in 1997, my work has covered a wide range of issues, from forest planning to sea level rise. One of my specialties is to help design large stakeholder engagement summits, such as the Virginia Food Security Summits, two Governor’s Summits, even an Interfaith Summit. I’ve facilitated the development of watershed plans, community visions, and organizational strategic plans. In recent years, my work has focused on issues of stormwater management, onsite septic systems, food and agriculture, tobacco harm reduction and health. Learn more about my backstory here. You can find my resume here.