This month we welcomed Julianna Dodson to the Radically Rural team as our new director! Julianna moved to New Hampshire four years ago and resides in Spofford with her husband, three young children, & dog. She has been primarily in the financial services industry (which according to her is a lot more vibrant and dynamic than one might imagine!) but has also taught English overseas, and runs her own small business on the side. Both from her own work as a business owner and through helping hundreds of individuals and small businesses through her work in accounting, she has gained a wide array of knowledge in some of the struggles that exist in rural communities as well as many of the intricacies that make rural life amazing.
Currently, she is the president-elect of the Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County and serves on their Executive, Finance, and Building & Grounds committees. She is also the vice chair of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) for the town of Chesterfield, NH. It was her work with the EDC over the past few years that really piqued her interest in helping to cultivate thriving rural communities. For fun she enjoys dancing (currently at MoCo Arts), reading to her kids, going on adventures with her family, and nerding out on all things humanities.
Conveniently, her favorite color is red!
Photo Credit: Tannah Marie Photography