Our Team

Greg Abell — Principal

Contact Greg via email — grega(at)somtg.com


Greg is the founder and principal of Sound Options Group, LLC. He oversees the design and implementation of all services.

Interpersonal relationships lie at the core of everything Greg does. He believes that everything of importance occurs in relationships. He especially enjoys helping organizations design systems to engage conflict with curiosity and optimism.

Greg’s psychology background prepared him for his entry into the emerging field of alternative dispute resolution Greg has helped individuals and organizations successfully navigate through conflict and change since the 1980s.

Carlo Rossi — Associate


Carlo Rossi has been involved in Special Education advocacy and mediation for over forty years. He has spent the last twenty years as the Independent Child Advocate (Ombudsperson) for the Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).  An adjunct faculty member in the Department of Special Education at San Francisco State University for twenty-five years, he has previously worked for the California Department of Education, United Cerebral Palsy Association, and Community Alliance for Special Education. He has been a frequent presenter for the State of California Statewide Dispute Resolution Conference, CADRE and LRP. He is passionate about parents and districts working collaboratively and cooperatively together while meeting the needs of student’s with unique learning challenges.

Mindy Hyde — Case Manager

Contact Mindy via email — mindyh(at)somtg.com


Rebecca Larsen — Office Manager

Contact Rebecca via email — rebeccal(at)somtg.com