My background is Emergency Medicine however I have spent most of my leisure time volunteering with various youth programs at different capacities. Today, I am a student at UH Maui, married with 2 sons (16 and 21 yrs), a domestic Mediator and the Youth Program Coordinator at Maui Mediation Services. We teach students, grade 3-12 and young adults how to see conflict as an opportunity for something good. We've recently begun working within Gay Straight Alliance clubs @ our local high schools. We want to create change by helping students build healthy communication and empower students not to shy away from conflict, but give them tools of healthy engagement.