Leadership

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

Staff:


Gretchen Lee GRETCHEN LEE 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.


Deborah McGraw DEBORAH MCGRAW 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.


 
 

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.
 
 
Nancy Merrill

Nancy Merrill

Nancy Merrill currently works at the Administrative Office of the Courts as an administrative assistant for the Deputy Court Administrator and Justice Court Administrator at the Matheson ...
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...Courthouse in Salt Lake City. She graduated from Denison University and has also completed the Conflict Resolution Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Utah.
 
 
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Shawn Potter

Shawn Potter is currently General Counsel at Promontory Development LLC. He previously worked at the Wasatch Law Group where he specialized in real estate and construction law, ...
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... He currently serves on the Park City Bar Board of Directors and attended University of Kansas Law School
 
 
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Mark Harrington

Mark Harrington is the City Attorney of Park City Municipal Corporation. His interest in mediation and alternative dispute resolution began as a student in a pre-law program at Brandeis University in the 1980s. ...
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...Via luck of the draw, in a conflict resolution clinical class, Mark was partnered with a classmate who was a relative of negotiator Roger Fisher and the pair recorded an interview of the Getting to Yes co-author in conjunction with their finals presentation. Mark oversaw the initiation of Mountain Mediation by two staff members in his office following evaluating the effectiveness of other community mediation programs during Park City's annual City Tours. His office provided the initial funding as an internal City program until Mountain Mediation established itself as a standalone non-profit organization. Park City remains the primary supporter of Mountain Mediation and Mark continues to serve the Board primarily in a liaison capacity.
 
 
Sam Mekrut

Sam Mekrut

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.
 
 
Natalie Segall

Natalie Segall

Natalie Segall is an attorney and court-qualified mediator with the Utah Courts. She is licensed in New York, Utah and Colorado. Natalie is a graduate of Emory University ...
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...a graduate of The Ohio State College of Law. Natalie and her husband Cameron work together at their firm, Segall & Banko, in Park City, Utah. Natalie has served as Chairperson of the Board and is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for the Peace House, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence. She also helped create and continues to foster Mountain Mediation Center. In her free time, Natalie can be found skiing, biking, or hiking with her two dogs.