Washington State Mediation Services
Mediation is the process which allows each party to be heard,
and to hear each other in a neutral setting, with any imbalances
of power adjusted for by the Mediator. As an impartial facilitator,
the Mediator manages the process to assist the involved parties to
explore options and reach their own settlement for those issues they
agree to discuss. Contact us. Although our office is in the Methow Valley at Winthrop, WA., we will travel throughout Washington State.
Mediation can be used for:
between service providers and their clients i.e. builders and
home owners, landlords and tenants, suppliers and consumers
- Neighborhood disputes
- In general, any time conflict arises and the parties want to resolve
Facilitation is the action of leading, or coordinating a group discussion,
or work group. The Facilitator is an outside party, and is tasked
to keep discussions on task, while making sure all opinions and ideas
are discussed in an orderly fashion, without bias.
Facilitation can help:
or small meetings move forward in a productive manner
- Two or more
groups that may have differing points of view, meet and have
a constructive discussion.
has a broad base of experience that has given him the understanding
to listen with impartiality and to help others hear
their own issue from another’s perspective.
Chris has experience
as a Forester, a Builder, a Father, a Coach, has worked with
the Okanogan County for Growth Management compliance, has worked
on the Methow Valley Water Pilot Planning Project using consensus
for agreement with citizen groups, Local, State and Tribal governments.
Chris started his training as a Mediator in 1993 and has extended
his activities as a volunteer with the Okanogan County Dispute Resolution
Center to professional mediations around the state. Chris has been a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and a Certified Mediator with the Washington Mediation Association.