Chris Welch received his Master of Dispute Resolution degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2005. Prior to obtaining his Master's Degree, he graduated from Pepperdine University, Seaver College with his B.A. in Political Science. Chris has worked at CCR since 2004 and has been the Director of CCR since Summer 2008. His duties include running day-to-day operations of the Center, interacting with the County regarding the DRP Grant, and maintaining correspondence along with guidance, to both volunteers and students. He has facilitated resolutions in various types of cases primarily in the Small Claims and Community arena. He has done over 350 mediations. This experience extends all the way back to seventh grade when he was first trained as a peer mediator while living outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.