Welcome to IMA Member Spotlight, where we take a closer look at individual IMA members and why they became a mediator.
Meet our first Spotlight, Scott D. Brand, CPM, and owner of Scott D. Brand Conflict Resolution. A multi-faceted professional based in Salmon, Idaho, Scott also mediates with the Supreme Court of Nevada and nationwide with AEP Meditation & Notary Services. He’s been an IMA member for two years and is a valued member of the IMA Board.
Here are a few questions IMA posed to Scott and his responses:
Q: When and why did you become a mediator?
A: Simply, I really enjoy helping people solve problems. I wanted to help empower others to solve their own conflicts and control their own destinies versus going to court, handing over all self-determination to a stranger, and losing the power to dictate the outcome in their lives. I believe in people making hard choices for themselves instead of sitting on the sidelines and allowing a third party to determine their fate. Watching stress and negativity fade away and being replaced with a sense of calm is rewarding.
Q: What types of mediation do you practice?
A: Child custody, divorce, property, small claims, estate, HOA.
Q: When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time?
A: When I’m not working, you will find me riding my mountain bike, floating on the river, spending time with friends and family, hiking with my dogs, or planning my next adventure.
Q: Please share with us one fun fact about yourself.
A: I have four dogs I rescued from the animal shelter.
Thank you, Scott for participating in our first IMA Member Spotlight!