We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Eddie Zacapa

Author and founder

Eddie has worked with various nonprofits and is the co-founder of Life Enriching Communication and a certified trainer with The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). He also facilitates workshops where he assists individuals, couples, organizations, schools, families, and communities.

He has worked in the domestic violence field for over 18
years and has helped hundreds of men and women end the
cycle of violence.

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Andrew Zacapa

Graphic Designer

Andrew like playing video games on his spare time and enjoys designing logos, banners, posters, badges and more. He designed the cover of the book Principles and Practices of Nonviolence by Eddie Zacapa.

Michael Tedesco

Administrative Support

Michael provides administrative support, oversees our Peace Circles and also manages the distribution of review copies and free copies of Eddie’s book Principles and Practices of Nonviolence.

Several years ago I lived in an HOA that was experiencing much discord.  There was a good deal of hostile, angry communication going back and forth between the homeowners and the HOA board.  But I remember one homeowner’s emails:  they were direct, clear, firm, and yet kind.  I asked the person about her writing style, and she directed me to Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication.   I went to an introductory session at BayNVC and I immediately connected with the idea that we all share universal needs.  I learned that where we sometimes differ is how we go about meeting those needs. 

I took many classes there, and then in 2016 got my certification to be a mediator.  I volunteered for a couple of years in the Contra Costa CA small claims court as a mediator — and now I’m doing the same in the Reno NV court system.  I never imagined in a million years starting a Reno NV chapter of Sidewalk Talk, which is basically street listening, but here I am.  I’ve known Eddie for several years and jumped at the chance to work with him.

Persie the cat

Being cute and furry

Persie likes taking naps and playing tag with humans.

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