Nick Tackaberry currently serves as co-founder and Mediator at Collective Mediation Minnesota – a dispute resolution initiative designed to teach, model, and facilitate alternatives to litigation such as neutral evaluation, negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. Nick also volunteers for the Conflict Resolution Center (CRC) in Minneapolis where he focuses on leading the Words Can Work program. This court ordered outreach project was created to help at risk minority youth – by teaching them better coping, communication, and life skills. Nick works in a full time capacity for the Federal Government to assist U.S. Military Veterans in accessing services and benefits through a myriad of programs and resources. Prior to working in this capacity, Nick worked for Fortune 50 companies in the dot-com sector as a senior executive; focusing on leadership, human resources, and systems engineering and optimization. As a dual American-Australian Citizen, Nick lived in Australia for 7 years where he worked in a variety of corporate, financial, banking, and legal capacities. Of particular note, Nick ran the Magistrates and Districts Courts, and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) in Beenleigh, Australia. Prior to working in Australia, Nick was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Infantry and served in active ground combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). He was medically and honorably retired from the U.S. Army after his tour of duty in OIF. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.