About Us

Meet the Hannah Grimes Team

We are a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and educators passionate about providing more accessible entrepreneurial education and empowering entrepreneurs to create thriving businesses.

Julianna Dodson

Julianna Dodson


Office (603) 352-5063
Julianna is our first time ever Radically Rural Director as well as Deputy Executive Director! She oversees all things Radically Rural, including the annual summit, year-round programming, Local Economy Indicators project, and our national network.

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We are passionate about innovation, and use that passion to accelerate the success of our entrepreneurs.

Our Mission

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship provides the space, tools and connections that innovative entrepreneurs need to build strong businesses, thriving local economies, and vibrant communities in the Monadnock Region.

Our Vision

The success of entrepreneurs in the Monadnock region fulfills the Hannah Grimes Center’s broader vision of a sustainable, thriving local economy and vibrant community, built upon the region’s heritage, culture, natural resources, and the civic-minded entrepreneurial spirit of its people.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship educates, supports, and assists in the successful development of entrepreneurs who are committed to building a vibrant community. Through the incubator, our workshops, annual CONNECT event, and many other programs, we help entrepreneurs overcome obstacles and develop the businesses they’ve always dreamed of.

Hannah Grimes Marketplace

The Hannah Grimes Marketplace, located on Main St., is a dynamic retail store with an exclusive focus on local products. The Marketplace helps build local businesses and connect businesses to regional customers. Now with more than 300 members, the Marketplace is a hub for locally made goods.

Hannah Grimes Center Board of Directors

  • President: Deirdre Fitzgerald, Marketing & PR Manager, W.S. Badger Company
  • Vice President: Rachel Eschle, Founder & Partner, BCE Consulting
  • Secretary: Alana Fiero, Communications and Community Relations, C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • Treasurer: Peter Hansel, retired, Filtrine Manufacturing
  • John Houston, President, Houston Advisors
  • Randy Markelon
  • Scott Maslansky, Director of Clean Energy Finance
  • Rachel Morrison, Senior Project Manager, Ashby & Gabriel
  • David Sayles, retired, BlackRock
  • Randall Walter, Architect, Randall Walter Design

Hannah Grimes Marketplace Board of Directors

  • President Melissa Binder, C & S Wholesale Grocers
  • Vice President Mary Ann Kristiansen, Hannah Grimes Center
  • Secretary Dale Montrone, Wondrous Roots
  • Treasurer Jim Lorette, Bunny Boogie
  • Beth Kosuk, Monadnock Food Coop

Key Partners