Meet the Conflict Resolution Team

Brooke Wichmann

 Associate Director of Conflict Resolution Services

Brooke views conflict resolution as a powerful means of fostering positive transformation within individuals, relationships and communities. With over a decade of experience in this field, she strives to ensure that the SRC provides the highest quality Conflict Resolution Services to the CSU community.

Brooke is a certified Conflict Management Coach, Co-Active Coach, and mediator.  She has also completed extensive training in restorative justice practices, Social Justice Mediation, and Non-Violent Communication.  She obtained an M.A. in Peace Education from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace and is currently a doctoral student in CSU's Education and Human Resource Studies program.

Ashlyn Friend

Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution Services

Ashlyn believes conflict often occurs when there is an absence of connection.  As a conflict resolution practitioner, she helps parties strengthen relationships while addressing specific issues of contention.  Ashlyn has a strong record of building successful collaborative partnerships and implementing innovative programming to serve students. Prior to joining CSU, she served as the Conflict Resolution Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder where she established an alternative dispute resolution program for students.

Ashlyn earned a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and has over seven years of experience working in higher education.  She has obtained certification in conflict coaching and mediation as well as completed extensive training in restorative justice process.

Kayla Schlenz

Restorative Justice Program Manager

Born and raised  in a small community in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California, Kayla obtained M.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

She was introduced to Restorative Justice (RJ) while serving as  Residence Coordinator at St. Lawrence University, in upstate New York.  Feeling a strong  affinity for the philosophy and practices of this paradigm, she  was able to develop educational programming, policy, and processes that infused RJ into the campus community.

Kayla is passionate about using restorative practices to address incidents of harm and proactively foster communities of openness, connection, and understanding.  In addition to being a facilitator of RJ processes, Kayla is a trained mediator and Intergroup Dialogue facilitator.

Alexis Hughes

Coordinator of Conflict Resolution Services

Alexis joined CSU in summer 2019 after teaching at a small liberal arts university in Virginia and working with a conflict resolution nonprofit in Philadelphia. She has an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Arcadia University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Hollins University. She is a certified Conflict Management Coach and Mediator and has training in restorative justice, facilitation, circle processes, and non-violent social movement practices.

Alexis was a United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Peace Ambassador in 2018 and has worked internationally, conducting research and conflict analysis on sectarian strife in Northern Ireland and indigenous environmental tensions in Chiang Rai, Thailand.


Neely Goree

Graduate Assistant

Neely is currently in the Student Affairs in Higher Education master's program here at Colorado State University. While Neely completes her master’s program over the next two years, she will work as the graduate assistant in the Student Resolution Center. She loves the opportunity to strengthen her conflict resolution skills and get experience in the field.

Neely earned her M.A. and B.A. in Religious Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Neely's professional experience has been in higher-education. She worked at Covenant College where she supervised student activities, student government, and orientation.

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