Rural Support Partners

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:

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Alexa Hinrichs

Fellow & Manager of the New School

Atlas Charles

Partner & Director of the New School

Fairleigh Hoots

Senior Manager

Kathryn Coulter Rhodes


Thomas Watson

Owner & Managing Director

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

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