Kaitlin Sevier, MA
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity
Conflict is an inevitable part of life; and the good news is that Dawson Creek Mediation and Conflict Services offers a new approach to managing those conflicts. I focus on a method that will move you forward to your solutions.
I have always thought that there is a better way to approach conflict than what I had experienced in myself and seen in the world. I spent a long time volunteering on the Provincial Crisis Lines and working with at risk youth. I noticed that all of these people lived high conflict lives, and I recognized frustration and anger in these people that I had seen in myself when I didn't know how to constructively manage my conflicts. So I decided to focus my efforts in finding a better way and how to support others in finding the ways that work for them.
I have had a long-time focus on Conflict Resolution. It started at Royal Roads University where I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies in 2009. I worked on the mentally disordered offenders case load at the Kelowna Probation Office for my practicum. Following that I studied Mediation and Negotiation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Most recently I have completed a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management (2014) from Royal Roads University. I completed my thesis on Gang Violence Prevention Strategies within Policing in North America; I studied current violence prevention programs and spent time with the Gang Task Force for the Vancouver Police Department. I am a life-long learner and continue to update my education with further training. I am a member in good standing on the Family Roster with Mediate BC.
I was born in Victoria, B.C. and raised in Summerland, B.C. I have been enjoying being a resident of Dawson Creek with my husband, Scott since 2015. We welcomed our baby boy, William, into the world in April 2018. We love calling Dawson Creek home and are looking forward to spending many more years here!