Leadership

MMC brings together the best of professionalism, experience and compassion.
 

Staff:


Gretchen Lee GRETCHEN LEE - Executive Director
gretchenl@mountainmediation.center

Gretchen is an attorney and a court-qualified mediator with the Utah Courts. She is currently serving as the Executive Director for Mountain Mediation Center. Gretchen has trained in restorative practices, including facilitating victim-offender conferencing, and is a member of the Restorative Justice Collaborative of Utah, a statewide network of RJ practitioners. She has an extensive government relations background- having worked as an attorney for the Utah State Legislature and most recently, for both the private and nonprofit sectors drafting various resolutions, initiatives and other policy documents. She graduated from Colgate University and Emory School of Law.


Jay Dyal JAY DYAL - Court Coordinator
mountainmediation.mediations@gmail.com

Jay is the Small Claims and Appeals Coordinator for MMC. Jay has experience with contract, landlord / tenant, personal debt, student IEP and other types of mediation. He is currently completing domestic mediation training.University of Denver. Jay has over twenty-five years of experience working in the public sector in emergency response operations, including time with the Department of Defense which provides him with a unique perspective when mediating. He has attended additional training in restorative justice and HOA law. Jay holds a BA in Journalism, a Juris Doctorate and is currently completing a BS in Psychology. Jay enjoys the courtroom environment and working with mediation clients during the trial process.



Deborah McGraw DEBORAH MCGRAW - Community Conversations
deborahm@mountainmediation.center

Deborah is a court-qualified rostered mediator with the Utah Courts. She is currently the Program Coordinator for Mountain Mediation Center. Her mediation experience includes private and group mediation, divorce and domestic mediation, and facilitating victim-offender conferencing. She has an extensive restorative background, which includes practicing Circle work, meditation and self-empowerment techniques for the past 25 years. She is an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University, Center for Professional and Continuing Education. She graduated from University of Denver.


Bella Criscione BELLA CRISCIONE - Student Intern


Bella Criscione was born and raised in Park City, Utah. She is currently studying political science at Boston College and is very interested in the criminal justice system.


 
 

Board:


Evie Brinkerhoff

Evie Brinkerhoff

Evie Brinkerhoff is a trained attorney and mediator. She currently works for the Utah Courts as a child welfare mediator. She previously worked at Utah Dispute Resolution as ...
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... a mediator and office director for northern Utah. She has worked extensively in schools, developing and implementing restorative justice and mediation programs for schools. She has also conducted numerous high conflict divorce cases and has worked extensively with the immigrant and refugee population of Utah.
 
 
Natalie Segall

Mary Freeman

Mary is new to the area and comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and conflict resolution. While living in Vermont, she completed the Mediation/Conflict Resolution Program at Woodbury College. ...
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.... From there, she was hired as the Program’s Internship Coordinator and spearheaded the creation of the Shelburne Community Restorative Justice Program which was a direct referral program for youthful offenders. She is also past-president of the Vermont Mediators Association. After leaving Vermont and before coming to Utah, Mary lived in MN where she was the Program Director for the Open Door Food Pantry. She is excited to resurrect her passion for RJ here in Utah.
 
 
Miriam Garcia

Miriam Garcia (Board Chair)

Miriam is the School Readiness Program Coordinator at Holy Cross Ministries. She started working for Holy Cross Ministries in 2007 as part of the After School Program team and has a passion for working in early ...
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... early childhood education. She was instrumental in developing the preschool project now known as the School Readiness Program that takes place at St. Mary’s Church in Park City. She was born and raised in Mexico City and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Early Childhood Education from the National University of Mexico. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and daughter.
 
 
Moe Hickey

Moe Hickey (Treasurer)

Moe Hickey is the new CEO of Voices for Utah Children. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Managing Director of the Park City Institute. ...
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From 2008-2015 he served as the president of the Park City Board of Education, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Park City Education Foundation.

A native New Yorker, he began his professional life in the global financial markets. He worked both domestically and internationally for twenty years. He completed his career as a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was the Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets.

He is a graduate of Wagner College, where he received a BS in Economics. He currently resides in Park City, Utah with his wife and two children. He enjoys outdoor activities, cooking and travelling.
 
 
Sam Mekrut

Sam Mekrut (Secretary)

Ms. Mekrut currently works full-time as a Child Welfare Mediator for the State of Utah.   She is qualified to conduct all types of mediation, including Utah court-ordered divorce mediation; ...
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...she is also a court-qualified mediator with the Utah Courts. Ms. Mekrut has conducted hundreds of mediations involving families in which children have been neglected or abused. These complex cases, involving numerous parties and often highly sensitive issues, require the utmost in confidentiality and compassion. Prior to becoming a mediator, Ms. Mekrut worked for many years in nonprofits fighting for social justice. She feels passionate about equity in the justice system and has a strong interest in restorative justice. Ms. Mekrut began her work with Mountain Mediation Center as a volunteer mediator in Small Claims Court and has served on MMC’s Board since 2015.
 
 
Alex Natt

Alex Natt, Esq.

Alex Natt has been practicing law for over 20 years in Park City. He recently received a professional certificate in alternative dispute resolution from the University of Utah Graduate School of Humanities. He volunteers as a small claims judge (SLC), DJ for KPCW and an election monitor.
 
 
Dr. Claustina Reynolds

Dr. Claustina Reynolds

Claustina Reynolds serves as Assistant Principal at Ecker Hill Middle School in Park City. Claustina came from the Salt Lake City School District, where she served as Educational Equity Supervisor. ...
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...Reynolds also has experience as a teacher, coach, middle school administrator, higher education instructor, and staff developer. She has completed a doctorate degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.
 
 
Jill Sheinberg

Jill Sheinberg

Jill is an attorney, mediator and lifelong advocate of equality, peace and justice. She is a founding member of the Park City Women’s Giving Fund and the Utah Women’s Giving Circle and a member, ...
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... of the Utah Women’s Forum. A native New Yorker, Jill graduated from the University of Michigan (BA) and the New School for Social Research (MA in Sociology). After receiving her law degree, she worked in the fields of employment law and not-for-profit representation. She also facilitated community mediations for several years in Brooklyn before moving to Park City in 1995.

In Utah, Jill has worked at KUED television station and various film companies as a community connections organizer, taught at Westminster College (Masters Leadership program) and is currently a Master Mediator on the state court roster, specializing in family and employment issues.

Jill is currently a board member of the Haitian Orchestra Institute and Park City Film. She has previously served on the boards of Adopt-a-Native-Elder, Planned Parenthood of Utah, ACLU of Utah, National ACLU, Salt Lake Acting Company, and is a founding member of HEAL Utah.
 
 

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