Together our team has created a vision for a comprehensive multi service mediation destination. We want to help you comfortably move through the entire divorce process with your dignity still intact and with hope for the future.
Susan Bradshaw is a master mediator who has been at the forefront of mediation in Utah since acting as Director at Utah Dispute Resolution (UDR) Center in 1997. A 1996 graduate of the Brigham Young University Law School, Ms. Bradshaw taught at the law school for 10 years and was the director of that institution’s Schooley Mediation Center. In 1999, she took a master of laws degree in Dispute Resolution from the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.Since 2009, Ms. Bradshaw has been in private mediation practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an approved mediation trainer for the State of Utah, she has taught basic and domestic mediation classes as a private instructor. She also acts as a facilitator for institutions, communities and large groups in conflict.Susan’s credentials as a mediator are unparalleled in Utah. She is recognized as both a pioneer and an innovator in the practice of mediation in the state. She has practiced in both civil and domestic areas, and includes in her portfolio family, divorce and custody; education; elder care; employment; and probate.
Judi Bell is officially recognized as a qualified divorce mediator on the Utah State Court Roster of Mediators. Her bachelor’s degree in Communication is with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication and her master’s certificate is in Conflict Resolution. She worked for many years in Real Estate and Sales both of which provided her extensive opportunities to hone her negotiating skills. Judi has mediated in 11 Small Claims courts along the Wasatch Front mediating matters of contracts, client/business, landlord/tenant, neighbor conflicts, property, parent/teen/juvenile detention, and other dispute resolutions and has mediated divorces since 2015.These diverse experiences provide her with a broad view of the complex challenges that make up everyday life. Judi is a Founding and Managing Partner of The Family Mediation Group which mediates divorce and custody matters. Her combination of experience and education gives her the unique ability to analyze and help find multiple options to civic, domestic, family, business and a variety of other matters requiring a neutral third-party intervention.
Carolynn Clark has been mediating since 2002 and is a Master Mediator and Domestic Mentor on the Utah Court Roster of Mediators. She received her formal training in mediation at the J. Reuben Clark Law School while completing her law degree. After completing a judicial clerkship with the Utah Supreme Court and working for several years as a litigator at the law firm of Ray Quinney & Nebeker in Salt Lake City, Ms. Clark completed a Master of Laws in mediation at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.Ms. Clark conducts a mediation practice specializing in the area of divorce and family mediation. She has conducted thousands of hours of mediation focusing on divorce, custody and parenting disputes, property division, and other related issues.In addition to mediating, Ms. Clark also currently teaches and oversees the Conflict Resolution Graduate Certificate Program offered through the University of Utah’s Department of Communication. Prior to taking over as director of the Conflict Resolution Program, Ms. Clark instructed and administrated the basic mediation curriculum at the BYU Law School. Ms. Clark is a member of the Utah Judicial Committee for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is also listed on the professional roster at Utah Dispute Resolution in Salt Lake City where she regularly volunteers her time for low-income clients.
Jennifer L. Northcott has 16 years of experience as a mediator and 13 years of experience as an attorney. As an attorney Jennifer practiced matters of domestic law including divorce, custody, parent-time and adoption. Jennifer’s legal practice also included matters related to landlord-tenant disputes, probate issues, elder law and more. Through her practice, Jennifer’s experience has provided her with background and insight that is useful when mediating for parties with cases in the court system. As a rostered mediator Jennifer’s mediation practice has primarily centered around matters within domestic law. She has also mediated matters including, but not limited to, those related to medical malpractice, contract disputes, and landlord-tenant matters. In addition to mediating through her private practice, she has mediated disputes through the BYU Center for Conflict Resolution, as well as through Court Juvenile Offender, School Truancy and Small Claims programs.Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate in 2005 from the J. Reuben Clark Law School and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Political Science in 2002 from Brigham Young University. She has passed both the Colorado and Utah Bars. Jennifer was raised in Canada and has lived and worked in Washington, D.C., Colorado, and Utah.
Michelle Benedict is a Utah Court approved Divorce Mediator. In addition, she is actively involved in Restorative Justice as a volunteer mediator for the Administrative office of the Courts Juvenile system in the Truancy and Victim/Offender Programs. She is the owner of Invictus Mediation, specializing in conflicts involving family, divorce, workplace, education, small claims, business, athletics/dance, landlord/tenant, and Neighborhood/HOA issues. Her professional workplace background is in Human Resources and her professional business background is in small business ownership as an Artistic Director/Owner of a dance studio for 15 years. She is proactively involved in the community and has worked with youth for over 25 years. For the past 8 years she has directed a charitable organization for at-risk youth. She earned a Graduate Certificate from the U of U Conflict Resolution Program and holds a BS in Communication from the U of U. Michelle enjoys the challenge of helping people come to a peaceful resolve. She believes in the impact that Restorative Justice and Circle Processes can make in our society, and when those common-ground principles are applied to conflict, how much smoother it can make the process go.
Ann House, MS, AFC® is a certified financial counselor and educator. She established the Personal Money Management Center, a resource for students at the University of Utah. Ann’s center received the Outstanding Financial Counseling Center and the Outstanding Educational Program awards from the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education in 2015 and 2016, and the 2018 CashCourse Financial Educator of the Year from the National Endowment for Financial Education. Before building the center, she worked with the state legislature and the state office of education to implement a required financial course in high school, including teacher accreditation, and course and student assessments. A recently issued “national report card” on state efforts to improve financial literacy gave Utah the only A+. She is a published author, adjunct instructor and professional speaker. She wants her clients to learn to become savvy consumers as they will be making dozens of consumer-financial decisions each day throughout their lives. Ann is also an amateur astronomer, spending her summers in southern Utah gazing at the stars.
Peggy de Azevedo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a trained mediator with an extensive background in supporting conflict resolution. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah, and a Practical Nursing Degree from Utah Valley University. As a counseling professional, Peggy has had 20 years of experience mediating conflict between families, couples, neighborhoods, and businesses. Because of her nursing background, Peggy has a professional understanding of medical issues. Peggy teaches conflict resolution and speaks on relationships, stress management and women’s issues in a variety of community educational settings.
Rich Glade, M.A., L.C.S.W. has a background in psychotherapy, interpersonal relations, mediation and Buddhist mediation. He began his career in social work as a group worker and later as a Head Group Worker and Program Director at Neighborhood House on the west side of Salt Lake City. In 1969 he left Utah and accepted a position with the Edmonton City Department of Social Services developing community preventative Mental Health programs including educational and training programs in the areas of addiction and suicide prevention. As an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) he taught courses in small group behavior, interpersonal relations, community development and conflict resolution.He also provided consultation and training to the Edmonton City Police Department, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Indian Association of Alberta. After returning to Utah he has worked primarily as an organizational consultant, and as a psychotherapist focusing his practice on couples, families and Major Life Crisis (PTSD). As a mediator he works from a client centered approach with an emphasis on Collaborative resolution. He is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ms. Mangelson has been involved in mediation through resolving conflicts in community affairs, government boards, advocacy, and helping people find solutions to their disputes and problems for over 20 years. She has been a successful mediator and advocate for conflict resolution in real estate, employment, discrimination, civil/divorce matters, child protection, landlord/tenant, contracts, fraud and injustice, the medical community, business, and community organizations. She has had hundreds of hours of mediation experience, has been trained and mentored by master mentors, and has been a successful business owner. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and through understanding people’s issues helps them achieve acceptable agreements and solutions.
Rosi Alfonzo M. Tiene experiencia en mediación resolviendo conflictos en la Comunidad Hispana por más de 20 años, ayudando a personas a encontrar soluciones a sus problemas domésticos y conflictos civiles, divorcios, custodias, manutención de niños, contratos, fraudes y problemas de el consumidor. Ha recibido su educación de los mejores instructores de el Estado de Utah, categorizados como “Masters”. Habla Inglés y Español y tiene la experiencia en endender conflictos y encontrar una solución aceptable, evitando los tribunales a un costo cómodo.