Welcome to Mediator Practicum student Laura Todd!

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Laura has over 25 years’ experience in leadership development, coaching and training in large companies, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial organizations. She helps teams and groups come together through retreats, expert facilitation, and transformative workshops. Laura coaches leaders and their teams to create a symphony of success.  Laura has an M.A. in Education, Counseling and Guidance, B.A. in Psychology and is certified as a Co-Active Coach.  Laura lives in Bellingham with her family and is found practicing yoga, hiking and biking on the local trails.

You can find more about Laura at www.lauratoddcoaching.com.


Welcome to Board member Stephen Gockley!

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Stephen retired in 2016 from a career as a civil legal aid lawyer, representing low-income persons to preserve rights to housing, necessary physical and mental health care, reasonable accommodations for disabilities, and other safety-net protections to meet basic needs.  Because his clients would often have a continuing relationship with the other party, he always sought durable resolutions that both parties could respectfully agree on together.  He greatly appreciates that this same positive approach underlies WDRC’s various services.  In retirement, Stephen serve on public bodies working to reduce incarceration and to develop innovative ways to improve the health status of both individuals and communities.  To him, WDRC provides similar systemic, constructive opportunities for change in Whatcom County and he is honored to join the board and promote those efforts.

The Mediator: WDRC Spring news is here!

Read up on the latest news at WDRC with our quarterly newsletter. Within you will discover: 

  • Information on our upcoming 25th anniversary celebration, Bridging Divides
  • Upcoming training opportunities
  • Exciting news from the WDRC Youth Program
  • Board transitions and a new mediator Practicum cohort

The Mediator: Volume 13, Issue 2