Dr. Elizabeth Estes brings to the table years of academic research studying conflict resolution practices and a myriad of lived experiences and perspectives. Her knowledge of culture, social norms, and the roles they play in creating sustainable resolutions are what sets her apart from other mediators. Not only does Dr. Estes hold a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution frrom Nova Southeastern University, but she is also a Utah State court-rostered mediator, a Utah State facilitator for Online Dispute Resolution, a Utah State licenced teacher, an authorized OSHA instructor, and an American Red Cross instructor.  She is passionate about empowering people through education.  It is this passion that makes her an effective conflict resolutionist.

Though Dr. Estes is not a lawyer, she has over 8 years of experience navigating Utah courts and their judicial systems.  Her mediation and faciltation styles both focus on bringing a very human perspective to the resolution process.  Her goal is to highlight commonground between conflicting parties and work from that baseline to help parties find sustainable resolutions.  

Conflicts can be very emotional and challenging even to the most stoic people.  Dr. Estes provides a space for conflict, acknowledgement, and sustainable resolution through her guided mediation and facilitation sessions.