Every couple facing significant marital and non-marital relationship changes cope with similar challenges such as dividing property, determining support, and creating parenting plans. Couples in the LGBTQ community deal with a unique variety of issues, particularly when children are involved. Mediation offers a nonjudgmental process that is cost-effective, less stressful, personalized, private, and dignified.
Carson Cooper is a member of the LGBTQ community. He is currently working as a Head Coach at Life on Fire. Carson has been a Lead Trainer for the National Conflict Resolution Center since 2012 where he facilitates conflict resolution and diversity trainings internationally. Carson has been a Certified Professional Coach since 2015, volunteers at the San Diego LGBT community center, and is a part of Life on Fire, which has raised over $35,000 for hungry families in San Diego.
Cheri Wood has a background in family law, negotiation, mediation, and coaching. She earned a Mediation Credential at National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego, and served as a volunteer mediator at NCRC’s City Heights location during that time. Cheri also earned a Mediation Certification from Mosten Mediation Training in Los Angeles. In October of 2017, Cheri completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Cheri is a straight ally and advocate. For over two years she served as the President of the Board of Directors of TransFamily Support Services, a nonprofit organization that supports transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their families.
Carson and Cheri are skilled at helping couples cooperatively arrive at solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of their families, and coaching individuals to empower them to move from surviving to thriving.