Community Mediation Center
I am a native of Powell, Tennessee and graduated from Powell High School. I attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas on a Hays Memorial Scholarship, and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics. After college, I moved back to Knoxville with my husband Clayton Leasure and attended the University of Tennessee College of Law with a Green Law Scholarship and a Tennessee Law Scholars’ Fellowship. I graduated from law school in 2006. I live in Powell with Clayton and our son. I have worked at Community Mediation Center (CMC) since July, 2005. For 18 years I was the Director of the Juvenile Court Mediation Program at CMC, and my present position is Training Director. I am a family mediator, facilitator, and conflict coach. I conduct mediation trainings as well as skill-building workshops for mediators and non-mediators. I am also proud to be a part of the TAPM Admin Team!
Family Mediation/Domestic Violence Screening, Community Mediation Center, Knoxville TN, 2005.
Facilitation Training, The Mediation Center, Asheville NC, 2011.
Circle Model Facilitation Training, The Circle Center, Nashville TN, 2011.
Conflict Management Coaching, CINERGY, Arlington VA, 2015.
Elder Mediation, Community Mediation Center, 2019.
Restorative Practices and Restorative Circles, IIRP 2019.
At a Physical Location, Online
Child Custody and Parenting Plans, Community-Building, Conflict Coaching, Conflict Management, Elder Care, Facilitation, Family, Landlord/Tenant, LGBTQ+, Neighborhood, Nonprofit/Community Mediation, Relationship-Building, Restorative Justice/Practices, Trainings/Workshops, Victim-Offender Reconciliation