Bette Christofersen was born and raised in the D.C. area. She received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and her M.S. in Pediatric OT from Virginia Commonwealth U. She practiced OT for 16 years before retiring to raise her children. Since moving to Nashville in 1989, she has been a community volunteer for many non-profits, such as Second Harvest, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Bridges, Monroe Harding, Book’m, and CASA. Since 2011, Bette has developed a new ‘career’ as a Civil and Family mediator for NCRC. Her passions--besides NCRC, family, and friends--include tennis, entertaining, cooking, reading, and travel.