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The Full Story

Education & Experience

•          Bachelor’s degree, Elementary Education, 1976

•          Cognitive Interview Technique, 1986

•          Juris Doctorate, 1992

•          Northwest School of Healing:  4-year Tantric Healer Training, 2005

•          Washington State Facilitator training, 2006

•          Washington State Mediator training, 2007

•          NLP Practitioner certification, 2007

•          Somatic Experiencing (SE), Advanced Level:  3-year PTSD therapy, 2007

•          Master’s degree, Psychology, concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy 2019

•          PACT (Psycho-biological Approach to Couples Therapy), Level 1, 2021

Work History--Highlights

•          Vietnam veteran, air combat experience

•          Patrol Officer/Detective

•          Criminal Defense Attorney & Prosecutor

•          Professional educator, K-12 & college level

•          Professional diversity consultant

•          Therapist:  Department of Corrections

•          Emergency Room Crisis Counselor

•          Therapist:  Private Practice

Social Activist

When I was young, I lived in and visited countries where freedom of expression did not exist.  I was a vocal protestor of the Vietnam War and joined the military because I believed that a country that would give me the freedom to criticize it deserved my support.  I remain an activist today, working to create equality for LGBTQI peoples.