Meet our Team

Jan Goldsmith
Co-Founder - CEO

Jan Goldsmith, the CEO of The Knowledge Firm, stands out as an exceptional individual with a profound grasp of human behavior. She is not only a school psychologist but also a part-time psychology professor, a thought leader, a compelling storyteller, and a seasoned problem solver. Jan’s remarkable ability to connect with diverse audiences and her unwavering passion for instigating positive change set her apart in her field. At her firm, she specializes in conflict resolution services, offering innovative alternatives to traditional legal systems, which enable parties to reach mutually beneficial solutions. Jan’s expertise empowers her clients to amicably resolve disputes, nurturing healthy relationships and fostering enduring agreements. Moreover, she consistently implements evidence-based interventions and fosters inclusive environments that underscores her mission to assist couples and families in navigating the intricacies of their relationships with compassion, competence, and empathy. Jan possesses a unique blend of intellectual acumen, boundless empathy, and an unswerving commitment to creating a positive impact. Her work has not only reshaped the landscape of parenting education, conflict resolution, and therapy but has also left an indelible mark on the lives of those fortunate enough to cross paths with her.

Dr. Kenneth Goldsmith
Co-Founder - President

As an accomplished Attorney, Professor, Civil Mediator, and Business Consultant, Dr. Ken Goldsmith brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every project he takes on. His multifaceted expertise sets him apart, whether he is serving as a Senior Trial Consultant, a Mediator, or a Business Start-up Consultant. Dr. Goldsmith consistently delivers exceptional results, establishing a standard of excellence that few can rival.
Dr. Goldsmith is not only dedicated to his work but also deeply committed to serving the community. Over the course of his illustrious career, he has been appointed to numerous advisory boards, including the prestigious Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and the Law Advisory Council (LAC) of Levin School of Law at the University of Florida. These appointments, including his selection by Governor Bill Lee to the TBR and his designation by Dean Laura Roddenberry to the LAC, underscore his influence and leadership in legal and educational circles. Furthermore, Dr. Goldsmith actively contributes to the American Association for Paralegal and Legal Studies Education (AAfPE) and the Midwest Institute for International and Intercultural Education (MIIIE) as a dedicated member of their respective Boards of Directors.
Dr. Goldsmith’s journey through the world of academia is nothing short of remarkable. His commitment to education began as the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Assessment for Undergraduate Business Education at the University of Phoenix. Since then, he has assumed pivotal roles, including Department Head for Business and Program Director for International Education at a prominent community college in Tennessee. His passion for teaching has transcended borders, with him delivering lectures on the integration of law and business in diverse countries such as the Czech Republic, Thailand, and China. Dr. Goldsmith’s unwavering dedication to education, coupled with his global presence, positions him as a formidable influencer in the evolution of knowledge dissemination.
As Dr. Goldsmith continues to both inspire and educate audiences, his enduring legacy as a distinguished expert in the fields of constitutional law, education, and business remains a singular achievement.

Ronald Bristow
Diversion Program Manager

Ronald Bristow, affectionately known as “BJ’’ is a remarkable community activist with a strong dedication to  with justice-involved clients. As a certified peer support specialist, BJ brings valuable experience and empathy to his work, fostering community and connectivity among those he serves. The Knowledge Firm is proud to have BJ join our team of changemakers, and all committed to making a meaningful impact on the lives of all our clients.

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