Thomas M. Watson

Thomas M. Watson OWNER / MANAGING DIRECTOR   Owner / Managing Director Thomas is a social entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience in nonprofit and business management, community economic development, network building, and philanthropy. Before founding RSP, Thomas served as the Director of the Grassroots Support Project at the Southern Rural Development Initiative (SRDI) where […]

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Business Management Consultant | Lindsey Wilson

Lindsey Wilson VICE PRESIDENT   Vice President Lindsey Wilson is a business management consultant who serves as the Vice President of Rural Support. She is also lead consultant to the Appalachia Funders Network. Lindsey brings more than 13 years of leadership across non-profit, consulting, political, and social justice work. What drives Lindsey is finding and […]

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Director of Organizational Consulting | Kathryn Coulter Rhodes

Kathryn Coulter Rhodes SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER   Director of Organizational Consulting Kathryn Coulter Rhodes serves as the Director of Organizational Consulting with Rural Support Partners. Currently, she works with Opportunity Appalachia as a Program Manager to support communities across five states prepare for community development real estate investment projects. Kathryn is also the lead data […]

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Project Manager | Fairleigh Hoots

Fairleigh Hoots PROJECT MANAGER   Project Manager Fairleigh Hoots serves as Project Manager with Rural Support Partners. Fairleigh is also the administrative lead for the Appalachia Funders Network and Central Appalachian Network. She is new to the world of philanthropy and nonprofits but brings many years of business management experience from the veterinary and healthcare […]

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Program Manager | Atlas Charles

Atlas Charles PROGRAM MANAGER   Program Manager Atlas Charles is a business management consultant who serves as Program Manager at Rural Support Partners. Atlas is also the Network Manager for the Central Appalachian Network. In their work with the Central Appalachian Network, Atlas advances the Network in growing a supportive regional ecosystem for community economic […]

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