Andrea (she/her) is a certified mediator with advanced training in Restorative Justice Practices, Family Mediation, Conflict Coaching, Agricultural Mediation, and Tribal Engagement. She is a certified Conflict Dynamic Profile assessment practitioner. She thrives collaborating with teams, operationalizing concepts that challenge systemic thinking to grow with sustainable, restorative process. She brings an effective business drive and relational strategy to her work, drawing from her experience as a licensed geologist (RG/PG). She is Co-President of Resolution Washington, the member association of 21 Dispute Resolution Centers across Washington state. When not working, she’s likely learning life lessons on a surfboard or investing in friendships.
As a student, teacher and practitioner of nonviolent/compassionate communication for nearly 20 years, Lori believes that how we talk (and listen) to one another matters. Lori did her basic mediation training with Six Rivers in 2010; experiencing the destructive results of unresolved conflict in community groups inspired her to become a mediator. This led to specialized trainings in Facilitation, Restorative practices, and Foreclosure mediation. Lori is a volunteer facilitator for the Restorative Dialogue program (for juvenile offenders and those they’ve harmed) with Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Lori enjoys tai chi, foraging for wild edibles, and growing food.
Nicolia Mehrling (they/them, she/her) brings expertise in group facilitation and professional trainings, as well as a gift for honing in on the key issues of a conflict. Their previous work in the small business, local government, and nonprofit sectors provides a foundation for the application of conflict resolution skills in diverse environments. Nicolia came to Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center from a background in cooperative management and sustainable agriculture. Her seven years of facilitation and five years of mediation experience lead Nicolia to firmly believe in the power of conversation to resolve wicked problems. Outside of Six Rivers DRC, Nicolia studies traditional Jewish practices and dances for fun.
Early Resolution Specialist
Ona earned her B.A. in communication studies and relational conflict management from St Cloud State University. She brings 10 years of experience in community mediation, Restorative Justice and project coordination and design. Ona is a trained mediator and is a passionate believer in the positive effects of resolving disputes through mediation. She lives in Goldendale, Wa with her husband and pets.
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