Rachel with Porcfest Tickets

Rachel and her husband Jeremy

The Free State Project is pleased to announce that starting immediately, long time Free Stater Julia Miranda will be taking on the position of Interim Executive Director. Rachel Goldsmith, who has been working in that position since January 2018, will be taking a three-month leave of absence to spend time with her expanding family.

Julia may be new to the FSP in an official capacity, but she was one of the earliest movers and has lived in the Monadnock region for over 12 years. Professionally, she works as a graphic designer.

“My time in this role will be short, so my number one priority is to keep things running smoothly so that Rachel can be with her family as they welcome the newest addition. I also plan to work towards getting the online merchandise store relaunched.”

When asked her opinion on the best way to achieve “Liberty in Our Lifetime”, she says “I’m a big believer in the value of building relationships and communicating effectively. Don’t underestimate the power of being a good neighbor, and making personal and community connections.”

Julia at Porcfest 2018

“It’s been amazing to see this project grow. New Hampshire has the largest community of liberty lovers in the world. On top of that, it’s a great place to call home and will continue to attract people who want to build a better life for themselves and their families.”

We are all thrilled to welcome Julia to her new role in the FSP and excited to see Rachel off to her family!

Please contact Julia with any questions at julia@fsp.org, and of course, find our community online on