Michael Rust is dedicated to conflict. By championing others in the resolution of disputes and speaking about the causes of conflict, he is a leader in the field of conflict resolution.
Michael is the Executive Director of the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Inc., a non-profit organization performing court connected and community mediation through the dedication of volunteer mediators performing nearly 500 mediations per year. He holds undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from Carthage College and a law degree from Marquette University Law School. After practicing litigation for several years, Michael left the private practice of law to focus on conflict resolution full-time. On a personal level, Michael is married with three children, a cat, and a dog (so conflict follows him everywhere). He is an avid cook and enjoys sampling new beers. Michael is an active Rotarian (Oshkosh) and is an enthusiastic TEDster (serving as Licensee and Co-Organizer of TEDxOshkosh).