Meet the team
Visuewelle M. Pryor
Associate Mediator/ Client Management/ Event planner & Marketing Coordinator/ Social Content Creator & Media Coordinator
Visuewelle has always had a heart for helping others find a solution to their problems. Her welcoming spirit makes it easy for those to find peace in her company and because of that, she found passion in mediation. Naturally adept at communicating, Visuewelle is humbled with the opportunity to speak into people’s lives and shine a light in their disputes where real change can be made.
Having come from a creative arts background Visuewelle has been able to seamlessly incorporate the skills and qualities that she’s cultivated through her years of experience in teaching, coaching, performing, and publicly speaking in a way that’s unique to her, yet beneficial to everyone involved. Visuewelle’s tenacity, resilience, and drive is what continuously pushes her to fight in good faith and break free from the status quo.
With intention at the forefront of everything that she does, Visuewelle has been blessed to spearhead projects, coordinate campaigns, lead organizations, and partner with notable institutions. Having both volunteered and worked for numerous charity and non-profit organizations, Visuewelle is an advocate for her community and for those who are open and willing to better themselves.
Dedicated to helping others, Visuewelle is exuberant to be making a difference with Kreider Mediation and looks forward to the legacy that they’ll be leaving behind.
Your life is best lived when you give it away. – Visuewelle Pryor
Associate Mediator/ Instructor/ Communication Director
Deanna’s passion is to bring healing to those who seek resolution in the middle of conflict with high emotions and difficult conversations between others and negotiations. She wants to create opportunities for people to explore resolutions of their immediate concerns and direct their futures in a confidential mutual decision-mDeanna began her career in Mediation volunteering at the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) in Houston, Texas, and is now an Advanced Associate Mediator / Instructor/ Communication Director at Kreider Mediation. With over six years of legal experience and a Communications background from Metropolitan State University in Denver her skills add value to explore options and have a wider understanding to resolve differences. Deanna is a Certified Advanced Mediator in Texas with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. She has participated in ongoing training to expand her knowledge to grow and educate as a Certified Mediator in Texas. Her knowledge in Communications and Law brings the process of underlying the key factors, concerns, and complexities inherent in all civil matters in mediation. As a third party she has assisted in negotiating and resolving matters in debt, civil, personal injury, and real estate with peace of mind and helping the participants control over the outcome of the dispute.
“The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred”-George Bernard Shaw
Dr. Crystal D. Gardner
Associate Mediator/Course Development Director
Dr. Crystal D. Gardner helps Educational Organizations and High-Level Leaders create culturally
responsive teams and increase organizational gains through solution-oriented strategies and
methodologies. She is an experienced Educator and Change Agent of 20 plus years who focuses on
leading and mentoring within organizations to pedagogical groupings and leaders that excel
expectations. She has developed strategies to influence constructive interpersonal behaviors,
communication, coaching, training and diversity that creates a thriving learning environment, while
creating and developing environments that prepare and develop culturally competent and caring
leaders to lead in the world, regardless of socio-economic status, race or gender.
Dr Gardner is experienced an K-12 and Higher Education Administrator, Certified Mediator and
Adjunct Professor. It has been her ongoing goal and charge to provide continuing educational
opportunities to various faculty and staff through the development of Professional Learning
Communities, data driven training sessions and prescriptive coaching cycles.
She has a vast amount of experience in Cultural Competencies, Educational Leadership, Curriculum
and Instruction, Early Childhood- 12th Education, DAEP and Adult Education. She has a passion for
education and more specifically, training, coaching, cross-curricular development, and planning. Her
mission is simply to grow leaders and create environments conducive to change and productivity.
Associate Mediator/Research & Development Director
Family Violence Instructor
Jeannie Tomanetz received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology and then completed her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. During Jeannie’s Master’s, she interned at various locations including an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and at two mental health facilities as an outpatient therapist. After graduating in 1996, she began employment at an 11 county Mental Health Agency where she was an outpatient therapist. Jeannie worked with a wide variety of clients with an emphasis on children diagnosed with trauma-based disorders (stemming from physical/sexual abuse or neglect) and domestic violence where she, along with a co-worker, ran a free domestic violence support group for women and their children leaving violent homes. During this time, she was also a part time therapist at a local inpatient physical rehabilitation unit.
Jeannie moved to Austin, TX in 1999 and began her employment with the Austin Police Department, Victim Services Unit in February 2000 as a counselor in the Family Violence Unit. Although she has worked with victims of almost every crime type in almost 22 years with the City, her primary duties involve working with victims of domestic violence with an emphasis on intimate partner violence. She has been assigned over 20,000 police reports and have spoken to 15,000-20,000 victims of crime.
In addition to providing outreach to victims of domestic violence and other crimes, Jeannie provided several trainings a year in regard to different DV topics such as the general dynamics of DV, effects on victims and children, characteristics of batterers, strangulation, stalking, neurobiology of trauma, lethality, and safety planning. She has developed and/or provided trainings to Austin Police Officers, APD Cadets, Travis County Sherriff’s Deputies, Park Police, Community Organizations, Churches, Statewide Victim Service Organizations, International Chiefs of Police Association members, Travis County Prosecutors (County and District Attorneys), Medical Professionals for Seton Network of Hospitals, and interns and new employees to Victim Services. Jeannie served as a subject matter expert in the field of DV on the Texas Council on Family Violence 86th Legislative Public Policy Committee (2018) and was on the committee that developed the Strangulation Supplement, the first of its kind, to be used by Law Enforcement Officers when responding to crimes involving strangulation and for attorneys to use when prosecuting these cases.
Jeannie is also regularly asked to testify as a Domestic Violence Expert for Travis and Williamson County. She provides expert testimony in DV cases to assist the triers of fact (Judge or Jury) in regard to the different aspects of DV including the dynamics, explaining counterintuitive behaviors or recantation by victims, the psychological aspects of strangulation and/or extreme violence, and common characteristics of batterers.
Associate Mediator/ Assistant Advanced Mediation Instructor/Attorney
Attorney Charles H. Boyce, Jr. was born and raised in the very area, having grown up in the Pleasant Grove section of Dallas. He went to E.B. Comstock Middle School, Skyline High School, and graduated in DeSoto High School where he was a highly recruited basketball and football standout.
For college, he chose to enter Sam Houston State University through an athletic scholarship and, for 3-4 years, played as an all-conference football player. The university is also where he earned his undergraduate degree and met his wife, Merle Boyce.
Before he and his wife began with their businesses in the home health industry, he dabbled in several careers and has worked as an NFL player, parole officer, and a probation officer in the state. By his estimation, he has provided jobs for as many as 400 employees in between their businesses.
He returned to school to receive his Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and is a member of the U.S. Northern District of Texas Bar and the Washington D.C. Bar Association.
Mr. Boyce’s over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner in the health services industry has armed him with the specialized knowledge and expertise to make him an excellent choice in helping resolve issues in Administrative Agencies and Federal Courts.
He is a father to 4 children and husband to his loving wife, Merle Boyce.