As of January 1, 2022, I have the following experience
500+ mediation’s, 30 co-mediation’s, 7 observed mediation’s
750+ Total Mediation Hours
Retired First Sergeant Stephen “Steve” Kreider
I am a retired US Army First Sergeant serving over 25 years receiving a Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge during deployment to Iraq in 2004. In my Army career, I had a wide array of experience that includes serving as the Material, Contracting and Accounting Sergeant with 969th Maintenance Company in Horseheads, NY; US Army Recruiter in Richmond, VA; Communications Chief and First Sergeant for the 172nd Command Support Group while deployed at Logistics Support Area Ananconda, Iraq and as Logistic Operations Sergeant for the 211th Regional Support Group in New Orleans, Louisiana and later in Corpus Christi, TX . I served as the First Sergeant for the 304th Logistical Sustainment Brigade in Riverside, CA, the largest Sustainment Brigade in the United States Army Reserves. I was responsible for over 450 soldiers and their families.
I have received numerous recognition’s from both military and civilian leadership to include Certificate of Appreciation from Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA), former Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen, and a Certificate of Appreciation from President Barrack Obama in 2013.
While serving in the Army, I have mediated countless disputes between military and non-military concerning disputes between soldier’s and their family, and also senior leadership disputes. I am proud to say I helped prevent 6 soldier suicides while serving in the Army. After retiring from the Army, I worked in the non-profit sector helping veterans transition from homelessness back into society. I have also worked in the entertainment industry, producing and consulting film and television on shows such as Starting Strong, Duck Dynasty, Flea Market Fanatics and on the feature film Pitch Perfect 3. I volunteer my mediation expertise to the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) to help resolve a multitude of disputes.
In combination with my formal education, mediation training & experience, and military training & experience, I now specialize in assisting families, individuals, or companies that are involved in disputes. I will be the neutral party and assist in the negotiation regarding your conflict whether it is a divorce, child support, visitation access, employment, civil, property, debt, or custody.
I have “A World of Experience to Help You Resolve Your Conflict!”
EDUCATION and TRAINING
40 Hour Basic Mediation Training*30 Hour Family Mediation Training*Master’s in Supply and Logistics Management; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University *BS in Supply and Logistics Management; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Summa Cum Laude)*Project Management: Villa Nova University
Civil & Military Training
Total Quality Leadership Program*Army Advanced/First Sergeant/Primary Leadership Development*Army Battle Staff*US Army Recruiter Training*Security Manager (Secret Clearance)*Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Training*Consideration Of Others (COO) Training*Suicide Prevention Training*Equity and Diversity Professional Development and Training*Affirmative Action Training*Federal Contract Compliance Training
Credentialed Advanced Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association*Full-Member Texas Association of Mediators*Veterans of Foreign Wars, Junior Vice Commander * Iraq-Afghanistan Veterans of America, Member * Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Soldier for Life Program * Military Yellow Ribbon Program * Army Veterans Advisory Council * Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Program, Stakeholders Board * Delta Sigma Phi: Delta Nu Chapter * Alpha Sigma Lambda: Honor Society
Awards and Certifications
Bronze Star Medal * Meritorious Service Medal (4) * Army Commendation Medal (4) * Army Achievement Medal (4) * Army Good Conduct Medal (6) * National Defense Service Medal (2) * Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Expeditionary Medal * GWOT Service Medal * Joint Meritorious Unit Award * Professional Development Ribbon (3) * Armed Forces Reserve Medal * Gold Recruiter Badge * Overseas Service Ribbon *
Guardian of Freedom Award * Congressional Recognition Award * California Legislature Certificate of Recognition * County of Los Angeles Commendation * US Senate Certificate of Special Recognition * Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Special Recognition * Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal * President of the United States (POTUS) Certificate of Appreciation * President of the United States (POTUS) Points of Light Award