Cris M. Currie has been a mediator and conflict management trainer since 1987. He holds a Master of Arts degree in conflict resolution from Antioch University. He co-designed the Certificate in Conflict Management program at Eastern Washington University and teaches courses in conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation. He is a founder and former director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Spokane County, and a former president of the Washington Mediation Association. He is also a practicing home health registered nurse in Spokane, WA.