I began my working career in the shipbuilding industry on the East Coast, and later on the shores of Lake Michigan, holding middle and senior level management positions. I’ve served in the Army Reserve and National Guard, retiring as a Captain after 24 years of service. Several decades ago I became interested in community and environmental affairs – presenting workshops and seminars to large groups – facilitating solutions to conflicts among opposing groups of land developers and environmentalists – and developing collaborative efforts to strengthen land preservation initiatives.
More recently, I’ve worked with the Transportation Security Administration, (TSA) teaching a variety of interpersonal skills courses designed to support the agency’s Integrated Conflict Management System.
The military and business management experience, involvement in community and environmental affairs, public speaking, conducting workshops and seminars has helped me to appreciate the complexities of managing conflict.