Jerome received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Oregon. After graduating he taught English at a high school in Japan for one year.  Over the past three years he has worked seasonally as a Hospitality Manager for a remote lodge in Alaska. As a manager in company with a communal living environment Jerome saw inescapable conflict arise between individuals on a regular basis. He found fulfillment in resolving those conflicts and creating peace in both the work space and the living community. Jerome plans to continue developing his skills in mediation and conflict resolution by working with Brian Shimer at the Genesis Good Hearth HOA Center. Outside of work you can find Jerome biking, snowboarding on Mt. Hood, learning a new board game with friends, or planning his next trip abroad.