Adrian Symonds has spent the past fifteen years providing conflict resolution to families in the Comox Valley. The Ministry of Children and Family Development (Courtenay) view his services to be an essential component in the mediation of family issues that do not involve child protection issues. He is a last resort mediator for counselors at local middle and high schools, and family organizations. He is a senior facilitator at Comox Valley Community Justice, an organization that respects his deep commitment to restorative justice. The ability to function calmly in a high stress environment, to innovate, to relate intimately with people and to be clear are admirable qualities that serve him well as a mediator in the Comox Valley.