Who We Are

Susan Gulick, a trained mediator, founded Sound Resolutions in 1995. Susan has over 25 years of experience resolving complex public policy issues and specializes in environmental policy, facilitation and project management. Susan's strengths are her ability to listen and understand problems and concerns, analyze the options, and then facilitate the creation of workable solutions and action-oriented results. Clients include the State of Washington, the State of California, the State of Hawaii, numerous cities and counties in Washington state, multiple Watershed Planning Units, and many others.

Prior to founding Sound Resolutions, Susan served for six years as the senior Environmental Policy Analyst for the Washington State House of Representatives. In this non-partisan position, she drafted bills and amendments, analyzed the impacts of proposed legislation, and facilitated the development of consensus on controversial proposals.

Her experience also includes six years as the Waste Reduction and Recycling Manager for King County, Washington where she managed a staff of over 30 and a budget of over $8 million. Together with her staff, Susan designed and implemented some of the most progressive recycling and hazardous waste programs in the nation.

In 1993, Susan was awarded a fellowship to attend Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Her studies focused on creative approaches to resolving environmental policy disputes.

Susan has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. She is the recipient of the Kennedy Fellowship from Harvard University, a meritorious award for professional and academic achievement.

Sound Resolutions works in collaboration with many other professionals. Please contact Susan Gulick for more information on team members.