Annie Kilburg is an experienced dispute resolution practitioner and has served as a mediator and facilitator in many contexts. She earned her master’s in conflict resolution from Portland State University and volunteers as a committee member with the Oregon Mediation Association. She was trained in Move This World’s 10-week sustainable peace education program. During graduate school, she assisted in managing a peer mediation program at a Portland public high school, in collaboration with Resolutions Northwest. This program transitioned the school’s traditional punitive approach to conflict with a restorative justice-based system. She designed a similar conflict management program for a local non-profit, the Rose City Rollers (RCR). RCR is Portland’s roller derby league, consisting of over 500 members. She also volunteers as a mediator at the Multnomah County Circuit Court and mentors other mediators who volunteer for this program.
Annie’s team experience and her progression towards becoming a collegiate athlete dates back to beginning dance at the age of three. She became well versed in various dance mediums and participated in a regional dance team that won several national championships. She went on to earn a dance scholarship at Hawaii Pacific University, where her dance team won several national championships.
Annie’s background includes a lifetime of dance and team experience, as well as a decade of education and legal management experience. She is passionate about designing and implementing collaborative conflict management programs and incorporating elements of inclusiveness, as well as sports team and organizational theory.
Being raised in a rural town in Eastern Oregon, Annie is naturally drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This has influenced her many other interests in culture, traveling, photography, snow skiing, and yoga.