Liz Merrill, B.A., M.M., is a Fort Collins mediator and she brings compassion, intelligence and humor to the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). As the owner and operator of Open Space Mediation, Liz guides individuals and organizations through mediation to outcomes that benefit both parties. She believes that the primary focus of any mediation must be to ensure a safe, confidential process where both parties are heard and respected and can take ownership of resolutions. Liz’s approach has been partially informed by her background in nonprofits, as well as a mother. She’s not an attorney, but a natural divorce mediator. She recognizes the emotional strain that conflict can bring to families, co-workers, and neighbors. As a mediator, she facilitates joint decision-making, which can bring empowering solutions.