Rural Support Partners, mission-driven management consultants with a participatory approach to create lasting, equitable change in rural areas. Rural community and economic development.

Our Team

Experienced, Innovative, Trusted

Each member of our team takes pride in the on-the-ground and lived experiences that inform our work. As a mission-driven management consulting firm, our services are based on a strong commitment to rural communities and result in more effective leaders, increased organizational effectiveness, improved strategies, fruitful collaborations, and deeper community impact. Get to know us:

Alexa Hinrichs, fellow and manager of the New School of Participatory Change
Atlas Charles, partner Rural Support Partners and director of the New School for Participatory Change, management consultant
Fairleigh Hoots, Senior Manager Rural Support Partners
Kathryn Coulter Rhodes, Partner, Rural Support Partners, evaluation and management consultant
Thomas Watson, owner and director of Rural Support Partners, management consultant

Alexa Hinrichs

Associate Consultant

Atlas Charles

Partner & Director of the New School

Fairleigh Hoots

Senior Manager

Kathryn Coulter Rhodes


Thomas Watson

Owner & Managing Director

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Management - Strategy - Collaboration

Rural Support Partners equips changemakers, organizations, and networks to cultivate lasting, equitable, participatory change in rural areas.

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