My practice is based on a belief that most people want to do better. Whether working with families or organizations, I focus on meeting people where they are and helping them get to a better place. No one enjoys living in conflict but it is easy to get stuck and not be able to see a way out. I have the training and skills to help clients get out of the muck of conflict and back on the road to their future.
I envision a world that honors the dignity and inherent value of every person and where the resolution of conflict is restorative rather than retributive.
My mission is to provide a values-centered process for clients to problem solve in the present and plan for the future. By focusing on solutions rather than blame, I help clients transition to their next stage of life without the baggage and collateral damage that often comes with an adversarial system.
I have called Des Moines since birth. After graduating from Roosevelt I headed south to Vanderbilt University in Nashville for my undergrad in communication. It was a wonderful four years that made me realize that I am a Midwesterner at heart, so I returned home and worked for the family business for a few years before law school at Drake. I have two amazing daughters and two goofy cats.
So why the name Harmony Law?
I love music. I played the harp through high school and still pick it up now and then. I also sing in the chancel choir at Plymouth church. I have been singing in choirs since I was young, and it has been a consistent source of joy in my life.
After going through my own divorce I went back to my maiden name and changed the name of my practice to Harmony Law. Harmony in music is the weaving together of different notes and tones into something more than they can be on their own. Music also teaches us that a little dissonance in the chord does not destroy the piece, it is the path we need to follow to get to the resolution.
This is how I see my work with people. Sometimes we need to work through the dissonance to get to resolution but in the end, we build a harmony that honors the contribution of each person.
A peaceful transition is possible.