I live a happy existence in a 504 square foot house with my husband and my dog in Portland, Oregon. Right now I am the business development manager for a political public relations and marketing firm, but my passion is conflict engagement and the many ways alternative dispute resolution strategies can help people live more peaceful lives. I am currently completing an M.A. in conflict analysis and engagement from Antioch University McGregor. For several years I worked in educational marketing as a writer and project coordinator. I also have more than seven years administrative, fundraising, and events planning experience in the arts and hospitality fields.