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JR Musselman- Master Mediator

Combine the most extraordinary life experience with an almost “Jedi like” ability to connect and teach people and you have JR Musselman.  JR continues to get the highest reviews of any of the mediators that have been at Common Ground Mediation. His clients appreciate his ability to blend just the right amount of humor into his direct approach that has proven to get even the most complicated cases done in faster than most other mediators. JR was a combat helicopter pilot with several tours in IRAQ. After incurring some life altering disabilities from combat he resolved to press forward and came home and received a bachelors degrees from the University of Utah. He has had parents divorce and also experienced a divorce himself. He has remarried into a partnership where his new wife brought 11 children to combine with the two children with his first marriage. He has personally experienced the highs and lows of co-parenting and blending families and brings his wisdom and negotiation skills to the mediation process.

David Musselman- Master Mediator, Communication Coach.

Dave Musselman is the founder and President of Common Ground Mediation. Dave has created multiple interactive tools to help couples process through the divorce process with clarity and confidence. He has been mediating divorces for over 25 years. He was the first non lawyer mediator in Utah and Dave was the original founder of the the Divorce Mediation Institute of Utah.  He attended the University of Utah and received degrees in communication and advanced certifications in mediation. Considered a bit of a maverick in the mediation community he has helped to redefine how couples approach divorce. He is known for is creative debt and asset agreements and especially for his alimony buyout formulas. He has consulted with divorce attorneys nationwide teaching them about alimony buyouts. He is also known for his parenting plans that level the playing field for couples and give them full control of their parenting agreement instead of letting attorneys and judges make the decisions. He enjoys all outdoor activities and loves to travel. He is married and has 6 children.

Mari Catherine Vinton- Divorce Trauma Coach

With over 5 years mediation and coaching experience in Utah’s number one mediation firm, Rin uses her compassionate, intuitive coaching approach to save relationships, empower individuals healing from divorce and strengthen fractured communication between separated couples for productive and amicable co-parenting relationships.

With Rin’s “care and repair” approach, individuals discover functional, real-world tools and solutions. Using these solutions, clients work with Rin one-on-one to build confidence and skills that empower and heal both couples and individuals from the inside out while setting a positive trajectory for future relationships.

Cheyenne Gehlen- Divorce Case Manager

Cheyenne has been working a case manager for divorce mediation for 4 years, and is proficient in divorce document management. She sees large successes in completing cases and helping clients work through the document process.
She is known for her innate ability to multitask and measure up to clients highest levels of satisfaction. She’s pleasant to work with, and has a keen eye for detail and professionalism when it comes to clients going through a divorce.


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