Family Dispute Resolution Professional

James is a Mediate BC Family Mediation Roster member and holds two degrees; a BA from Trinity Western University and an MA from the University of Calgary. James is passionate about helping families resolve difficult problems and find a good way forward.  As a result he is constantly increasing his knowledge and awareness of best practice.  Most recently he participated in an Intelligent Compassion workshop. In addition James has trained for his role of Certified Lead Smartsettle Facilitator by completing the Certificate of Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC, fulfilling his practicum requirements at the innovative Langley based CJI Centre, extending his skills at the Evocative Empathy Training workshop and completing the extensive training required to achieve Certified Lead Smartsettle Facilitator status.

James has been a valued contributor to the conflict resolution discussion conducted by the Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium, the Victim Offender Mediation Association, the Canada Criminal Justice Association, IRRP, Corrections Services Canada, and Fresno Pacific University.