716 W. Franklin St., Suite #1
Boise, Idaho 83702
Sherry Gorrell is a Certified and Supreme Court Approved Mediator, experienced
group Facilitator and Trainer. She is a native Idahoan and a life-long
student of human behavior. Sherry's formal education is in Business, Marketing
and Economics and she has 25 years of Corporate and Small Business ownership
experience. This background, combined with extensive community involvement
and personal growth training, gives Sherry a well-rounded understanding
of individual and work team dynamics.
In the early 1990's Sherry created an Antique Mall and Coffeehouse in a deserted historic downtown building in Nampa, Idaho. She managed the day-to-day operations of three distinct retail businesses within one complex. Her role involved strategic planning; sales and marketing; negotiating and buying; decorating and design; and the development of internal quality systems. It also entailed the recruitment of over 20 volunteer vendors along with their training in customer service, team development, effective communication skills, and conflict resolution. She was also an active Downtown Association Board member and worked towards the beautification of the Historic Downtown area.
Since selling her retail business in 1998 and receiving over
700 hours of extensive graduate Conflict and Team Training from around the Western
United States, Sherry has focused on her passion of finding Win/Win Solutions
to potential and existing Conflict Situations. Her most recent projects
o Union/Management Mediations & Facilitations ~ US Postal
Service ~ Idaho & Washington
o Employee/Employer Mediations ~ US Postal Service ~ Idaho & Washington
o Employee/Employer Mediations for the Bureau of Reclamation
o Small Claim Mediations & Teambuilding Workshop for Valley County, Idaho
o Process Management Team Facilitation for the Idaho Transportation Department
o Construction Partnering Facilitation for The Idaho Transportation Department
o Construction Partnering Facilitation for The Federal Highway Administration
o Resolution of Conflict Training for Hospital Staffs in the Northwest
o Private Divorce and Family Mediations in Ada, Canyon and Valley Idaho,
o Private Small Business and Partnership Mediations and Facilitations
Bob Rainville provides mediation and group facilitation services. He is certified as a Professional Mediator by the Idaho Mediation Association and as an Honorary Mediator in the Cadre of Mediators for the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region. He mediates workplace disputes for the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.
Bob has provided workshops on conflict resolution techniques for governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. He has also assisted in training new mediators.
Bob has over twenty years of experience in large group facilitation. He has facilitated several collaborative efforts associated with land use planning and natural resource management. These efforts included resolution of issues involving management of trails, roads, forests, fish and wildlife habitats, off-road vehicles, and river corridors and modification of policies and procedures.
He coordinated Oregon's Blue Mountains Demonstration Area for four years. Located on 2.5 million acres in eastern Oregon, the Demonstration Area was established by the Governor Oregon and the Chief to the Forest Service to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborative approaches in achieving healthy forests and recovered species of wildlife and fish. As Coordinator, Bob facilitated resolution of conflicts involving private citizens, county governments, watershed councils, and federal and state agencies and assisted them in developing strategies that would unify their efforts and enhance their achievement of common goals.
Bob is a member of the Idaho Mediation Associations and a past member of the Oregon Mediation Association. Before moving to Idaho in 2003, he served as the President of the Eastern Oregon Mediation Center. He has a Master of Science degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College.