Principals/Leaders
The key individuals working to promote the Project Victory vision and programs include the following:

Project Victory Executive Director

Theo Brown, M. DIV.
Theo Brown has 30 years of experience as an organizer, administrator, facilitator and trainer for organizations that work on behalf of peace, reconciliation and social justice. He is currently Executive Director of Project Victory, a national educational organization that promotes dialogue and conflict resolution as a means of dealing with the complex problems that threaten our future. In this capacity, he helps design and facilitate the dialogues and training sessions that Project Victory conducts around the country on a range of controversial subjects, including: national security, the environment, race relations and health care.

Mr. Brown is also an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, DC where he teaches classes on Peace and Conflict Resolution. Previously, he taught for 15 years in the University of Southern California's Washington Semester Program and for 3 years at the Harry Truman Scholars Summer Institute. He has also presented lectures and workshops at more than 25 major universities across the country and served for five years as a mediator with the District of Columbia Mediation Service.

Mr. Brown received his B.A. degree in political science from Baylor University. After teaching secondary school for two years in West Africa, he studied at Union Theological Seminary and received a M. Div. degree with a major focus on ethics from Duke University Divinity School.

Project Victory President

Craig Schindler, J.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Craig Schindler is a nationally known speaker, trainer, facilitator and consultant. He is President of Project Victory, based in Palo Alto, CA and Washington, DC. Project Victory is a national nonprofit organization that has taught conflict resolution, mediated dialogue, and personal leadership to thousands of people in more than 30 states. Dr. Schindler has conducted workshops, trainings and courses for hundreds of groups, including: professional associations, government agencies, corporate leaders and religious organizations.

Dr. Schindler has mediated dialogues between groups in conflict on a wide variety of topics relating to national security, the environment and health care. He has received several awards for his work in developing innovative methods of conflict resolution and peacemaking. His book, The Great Turning , (with Dr. Gary Lapid, 1989) was acknowledged internationally as "a visionary and practical approach to conflict resolution" and a "win/win masterpiece." The book was translated into German and in Russian and has been widely promoted by the Australian Conflict Resolution Network.

Dr. Schindler received his B.A. magna cum laude from Stanford University and holds a law degree from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. in psychology and religion from the University of California at Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union. He was assistant professor of environmental ethics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and has also taught at Harvard Divinity School, Stanford University and Trinity College.

Project Victory Associates

Cynthia King, Ph.D.
Cynthia King has 25 years of experience as a communication and organizational development consultant, facilitator and trainer, both as a principal with Communication Catalysts of Santa Barbara, CA, The Wisdom Way of Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, CA, and as an associate with Project Victory. She has consulted with government agencies, non-profit and educational organizations and community groups around a variety of organizational topics including: intercultural communication, managing transitions and conflicts, team building, building leadership capacity, meetings management, and facilitator training.

Ms. King specializes in helping organizations and businesses respond to the needs of a diverse workforce in a rapidly changing global environment. Her past clients include: the U.S. Forest Service, the Economic Development Council of Los Angeles County, the Family Service Agency, Amgen, Agilent Technologies, California State University at Chico, the Agricultural Research Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the International Center for Earth Concerns.

In addition to her consulting work, Ms. King has taught at CSU Chico, Feather River College, and Antioch University, Santa Barbara. Ms. King holds an M.A. degree in Intercultural Communication from CSU Chico and a Ph.D. in Mythology and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She also received a bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature from San Diego State University.

Olivia Maynard , CPCC
Olivia Maynard is a Professional Coach who works with individuals and organizations to see what is possible, think strategically, and implement action plans to create the life and work of their dreams and delight. Olivia is committed to "transformation as a way of life." She is a certified coach through The Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA, and plans to pursue an MA in Human and Organizational Transformation.