About Us

Six Rivers Mediation is a non-profit dispute resolution center serving the Mid-Columbia region. We receive funding from local, state and federal organizations in order to provide low cost conflict resolution and education services. Our mediators and facilitators are highly trained community volunteers dedicated to helping people solve problems and resolve conflict. We strive to create positive conversations and a safe environment for settling disputes, as well as education and training opportunities.


Marti KantolaMarti Kantola Dane, Founder and Director

Marti has 12 years of strategic communications process design, negotiations, collaboration and dispute resolution experience. She brings creative problem solving orientation and results-oriented facilitation expertise. Words can create a thousand pictures, she ensures you are heard and the results you envision are the ones you will see. Marti holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech: Rhetoric and Communications. Ms. Kantola Dane was a professor of Communications and Co-Director of Forensics at the University of Alaska where she taught Communications, interpersonal and small group dynamics as well as argument and debate.


Andrea PachecoAndrea Pacheco, Executive Assistant

Andrea is a collaborator with a heart for effective and transparent communication, community facilitation and civility in dynamic and diverse workplaces and homes, interest-based negotiation, and balanced self-care. She helps you see the whole picture through many perspectives. She is a mediator, licensed Geologist, Air Force brat, musician, snowboarder, and gardener.

Mission Statement

By establishing a forum where each party is heard, we teach listening.

By creating an environment where each party can speak, we teach communication.

By developing processes that seek resolution, we teach the importance of dialogue.

By building these processes into a method of mediating disputes we teach citizenship.