I believe at the core of change is solid relationship building. I have a serious passion for transformative conflict resolution systems and truly enjoy the process of reaching lasting agreements with clients. As a skilled athlete and coach, there is a need for conflict assessment and effective communication strategy implementation in athletic communities. My job is to create safe spaces for student-athletes, families, coaches, and extended athletic staff to have a more fulfilling athletic season and career by interrupting the harm cycle caused by conflicts that arise. Born and raised in the Austin, Texas area, I made her way to the Bay in August 2015. I am also published author and enjoy spending my free time working on creative writing and DIY projects or in the company of friends over coffee, boba tea, good food, or a hike in the redwoods.
I am currently the Program Coordinator, thought-partner, and conflict team collaborator at SEEDS Community Resolution Center after joining the organization as a volunteer mediator in 2016. I worked for seven years as an educator then transitioned to the legal profession in legal support positions at Camille King Collaborative Law & Mediation and Disability Rights California, respectively. In addition to her work in Berkeley, I am one of six team members developing an intensive racial and cultural conflict training program with the Center for Understanding in Conflict based in Marin. I am thrilled to expand my work into the area of athletics to continue helping individuals and teams develop lasting resolution through trusted processes and strategies.
"32 waterfalls" is a collection of creative non-fiction prose. Lacey started writing these small snippets describing the emotions behind her lived experiences in 2016, shortly after moving to California from her home state of Texas. It wasn't until six months before publishing that she decided to pour the pain, grief, and celebration of all she had been through into what became this body of work. "32 waterfalls" touches on identity, growing up in a small town, finding truth, living in the shadows of someone else's story, learning and unlearning, true love, being burned by love, and finding your voice amongst chaos. It is a reflection of the human experience. Her hope is that people who spend time in the pages of "32 waterfalls" will find pieces of their own story woven throughout.