After 25 years in financial planning and real estate development, I decided to move into full time mediation in the spring of 1999. Because of my background, I was comfortable mediating general business cases, real estate condemnation cases, contractor- homeowner, and probate and estate issues.
To expand on my opportunities I took a course in Child Protective Services mediation and an opportunity to mediate these cases led me into doing over 100 of theses cases over the years and I became one of the most experienced mediators in this highly specialized field. In 2006, I was awarded by the State of Texas, the Ellis County Family Services Award for outstanding mediation of CPS cases.
I found that I enjoyed the mediation of these family related cases and having gone through a very acrimonious divorce myself, with all the pain that people experience in that, I found myself led into the mediation of divorce cases.
After mediating over 1000 cases, hundreds of which have been divorces, I feel that I am one of the most experienced mediators in the field. Because courts sometimes refer divorce cases to me, I’ve worked in cases with zero, one, two, or four attorneys.
I am a Viet Nam war veteran having flown as a navigator in B 52’s. I am a duplicate bridge Life Master, and finally I have become a serious Christian and consider my work to be an opportunity to minister to others.