Jon Kent practiced law until the early 90’s when he returned to school to study and receive a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution. While in graduate school, Jon did an internship in Victim Offender Mediation and restorative justice in Connecticut. He was drawn to Marshall Rosenberg’s teachings in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 2003. He has taken numerous NVC trainings with Marshall and others as well as offering numerous workshops of his own. Specifics about his background are reflected in his curriculum vitae.

Marilyn Andrews encountered Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in the early 1980’s, when founder, Marshall Rosenberg, offered trainings for anti-nuclear activists in the northeast. Fifteen years later she discovered Marshall’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, and in 2004 began taking classes and workshops. These included weekend workshops given by Marshall and by Robert Gonzales. She also began participating in NVC practice groups. In 2008 she organized a networking group for area practice groups.

     She has brought skills learned from NVC to her work with groups in co-ops. She has co-taught NVC with Jon Kent in the Transforming Community Violence program in Orange, MA since 2006.