To expand my services in the areas of Family and Dependency Mediation, parent education and community education – specifically conflict resolution within families.


Family Law Mediator


1993 || Present Self Employed
Certified Family Mediator

1995 || Present Self Employed
Certified Dependency Mediator

1994 – 1997 || Lee County Public Schools
Guidance Counselor
Responsible for planning and teaching guidance-related lessons to all classes, individual and group counseling, parent conferences, and child study team member.

1990 – 1994 || Bright Beginnings Early School
Responsible for lesson plans and teaching two classes of four year old students, consisting of 18 children in each class.

1986 – 1994 || Sell’s Stride Rite Shoe Store, Edison Mall
Assisted in accounting and bookkeeping activities, personnel matters and sales.

1983 – 1986 || Homemaker

1981 – 1983 || Nadick, Massachusetts Public Schools
Family Counselor
Responsible for a caseload of five to seven children with academic and/or emotional problems. Counseled children at school with parental counseling outside the school setting.

Previous employment history in the areas of personnel administration and labor relations.


Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana
BA, Psychology

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
MS, Counseling

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas
21 graduate hours in Education

University of South Florida, Ft. Myers, Florida
15 graduate hours in Counseling


Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator,

Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator,

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida License Number,


State of Florida, Dispute Resolution Center
Family and Dependency Mediation Assistant Trainer
Legal Aide Society – Board of Directors, Member
Dependency Court Improvement Project – Member
AFLP Board Member
Cypress Christian Day School Board – Secretary
AFCC-National and Florida Chapters

DRC Dependency Certification Trainer – 2000
DRC Annual Conference Presenter – 2000, 2002
Dependency Court Summit Presenter – 1999
Orange County – Parenting Coordinator Trainer – 2002