Kerri Sands

Vice President of Everything

 

Kerri provides our clients with all aspects of customer service including cost estimating, meeting logistics, and report preparation. She often attends meetings, speeches, and seminars with Craig to assist with facilitation, prepare on-the-spot summaries, and take notes. Kerri also prepares complete meeting reports, strategic plans, stakeholder input findings reports and other products. She also manages a variety of communications, marketing, administrative, and special projects.

She loves stakeholder input work and often conducts surveys, telephone interviews, and focus group meetings for our clients. In addition, Kerri facilitates conference breakout sessions, stakeholder input processes, and team building sessions. She often co-facilitates meetings with Craig.

Kerri joined Good Group Decisions in 2009, having previously worked for six years at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. as the director of Maine’s Farms for the Future program. Kerri has facilitated hundreds of team planning meetings and guided many small business owners to completion of their business plans. She has led workshops and trainings on cooperative communication, team building, team-based planning, program evaluation, and small business development. In the past, Kerri served as an assistant and Director of Research with the Center for Interim Programs in Cambridge, MA, where she helped college-bound students reenergize their life paths through creative, structured gap year programs.

Kerri has a Masters degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Sustainability from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine and a Bachelors degree in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. She is particularly interested in rural business and community development.

Historically a rural and small-town dweller, Kerri currently lives in Portland with her partner Ed, eighty-plus houseplants, and an oddball collection of bicycles.

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