Radically Rural Planning Team

Lillian Chase, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Julianna Dodson, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Kristen Noonan, Savings Bank of Walpole

Megan Miner, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Eileen Sarson, Communitarian

Julie Schoelzel, Greater Monadnock Collaborative

Radically Rural Advisory Group

Leah Bayens, The Berry Center, Kentucky

Andrew Button, Mashup Lab, Nova Scotia

Nicole Civita, EcoGather, Vermont

Chris Estes, Aspen Institute, District of Columbia

Sarah Green, Kansas Sampler Foundation, Kansas

Dana James, Black Iowa News, Iowa

Kitty Jerome, Volunteer, New Hampshire

Geoffrey Kershner, Academy Center for the Arts, Virginia

Isaac Nehring, Student, Montana

Ben Rassmussen, National Center for Frontier Communities, New Mexico

Megan Weis, Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare, South Carolina

Track Leaders

Doria Brown, EcoTok

Jason Cooper, Southwest Region Planning Commission

Jessica Gelter, Arts Alive

Chris Harris, Kansas Leadership Center

Benee Hershon, Cheshire County Conservation District

Todd Horner, Southwest Region Planning Commission

Emily Lytle, Reynolds Journalism Institute

J.B. Mack, Southwest Region Planning Commission

Drew Polatchek, League of Conservation Voters

Sara Powell, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Jack Rooney, The Keene Sentinel

Rob Werner, League of Conservation Voters

Tricia Zahn, Cheshire Medical Center

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Radically Rural Director

Julianna Dodson is originally from South Carolina, but has lived temporarily in nearly half of the US states, and moved to New Hampshire in 2017. She resides in the small New Hampshire town of Westmoreland, population 1,696. The beginning of her career was spent teaching English overseas, after which she worked in finance and conducted her small business on the side for 10 years. Julianna joined the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship in Keene, NH in 2021 as the director of Radically Rural. In 2022 she also added duties as Deputy Executive Director for the center, where she oversees human resources, finance, operations, and programming. Outside of work, she leads an economic development committee for a Brownfields remediation project, and volunteers with organizations such as Project Home and Out in the Open. For fun she enjoys dancing, reading to her kids, thrifting, surfing, and nerding out on all things humanities. Conveniently, her favorite color is red!

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