Rick Bowman holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and brings a broad background that includes leadership positions in the United States military, business, mental health and education.  He has functioned as a clinical consultant for mental health clinics and human service agencies, as well as large companies/organizations such as the National Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Alyeska Pipeline Corporation (made up of companies such as Exxon-Mobile and British Petroleum).  Rick has also provided teaching and consultation internationally in countries such as Russia, Cuba, and Jamaica.  Over the past two years he has collaborated with several organizations in Guatemala to provide educational and human services assistance to impoverished children and families.

Rick has been employed in positions such as Clinical Psychologist, Community College Professor, Assistant Principal, Alternative School Director, Student Services Director, and Assistant Executive Director of a non-profit organization providing educational services to students with the most severe behavioral and emotional challenges. He is a K-12 licensed school administrator in the state of Oregon.

Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed., is a Certified Coach using an Appreciative Inquiry model through the PCI®, and is a Certified Trainer in Collaborative Problem Solving (Think:Kids, Boston Mass General Hospital). She’s been in private coaching practice for 7 years, and has coached clients in locations across the country.  Additionally, she has taught, trained, coached and volunteered with organizations in Cuba, Jamaica and Guatemala. Doris spent a decade as a private business owner of a commercial fishing business in Alaska, and has since run programs for children and youth with chronic significantly challenging behavior, as well as those with a variety of mental health diagnoses. She holds a M.S.Ed in Education and an Oregon K-12 administrative license.

Her most recent accomplishment was to co-author the second in a series of children’s books with her daughter, Maritsa, entitled Going to School is Easy Now, which followed the first in the series, Going to Bed is Easy Now, available in English and Spanish. The EASY NOW Series™ is designed to meet the needs of typically developing children, as well as those with ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities. Future books in the Easy Now Series™ will address tangible challenges such as Sharing with Friends is Easy Now, and not-so-tangible challenges such as Solving Problems is Easy Now and Changing Plans is Easy Now.  (www.easynowbooks.com)