WHAT WE DO

Provide Efficient, Scalable Technology Solutions That Elevate Humanity

Our Mission

We are a mission-driven company. We believe strongly that education institutions around the country understand the importance of attending to the human side of the students and teachers in our classrooms, and that it is merely logistical problems that keep us from scaling mental health, social emotional, and well-being programs across districts and states. Our mission is to provide an efficient tool that will allow educators to more effectively elevate the next generation of humanity. 

Our Values

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Real People – We keep it real. We will always be truthful and transparent in our communications and when you contact us you’ll always get a response from a real life human, not a robot! 😎

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Heart Centered – Everything we do is guided by love in our hearts; for our team, for our families, for everyone we serve through Rhithm, and for humanity at large. ❤️

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Inspired – Rhithm was inspired by the individuals our CEO served as a mental health clinician, and we continue to be inspired by the stories we hear of Rhithm making a difference and saving lives. 💪🏼

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True Believers – We believe in education, we believe in human beings, and we believe that, in partnership with our educators, we can make a massive difference. 🙌🏼

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Hustler Energy – We are relentless in our service and in pursuit of our mission. No one will work harder than our team to meet our customers needs and we won’t stop until we reach the goal! ⚡️

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Makers of Change – Rhithm makes change. It changes school cultures, it changes classroom dynamics, and it changes lives. 🙂

OUR TEAM

JOSH KNUTSON

CEO / CO-FOUNDER

Josh was born and raised in Denton, TX. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2012 from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2015. After graduation Josh and his wife moved to San Diego where Josh worked as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist until 2017. In an effort to make a larger impact on the systemic issues that affected each of his patients, Josh left his career as a therapist and set out as an entrepreneur, focused on building solutions that would elevate humanity. Josh and his wife moved back home to Texas, and started their first business, Thrive Child Development in Denton, where they taught emotional intelligence skills to children 6 months – 4 years. Josh co-founded Rhithm with one goal: to bring SEL & EQ to the larger education system and to positively impact the lives of as many students and teachers as possible.

JAKE GANNON

PRESIDENT / CO-FOUNDER

Jake was born and raised in Denton, TX. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from Auburn University in 2012, and began working in the IT staffing and project management fields with industry leader Insight Global for three years. In 2017, Jake co-founded SocietyMethod, a custom web development services company focusing on enterprise clients with sensitive needs for data analytics, reporting and user experience. Jake and Josh reunited in January of 2019 with a passion for leveraging technology as a positive agent for change, with Rhithm being their first endeavor as a team. Jake co-founded Rhithm with one goal: to bring SEL & EQ to the larger education system and to positively impact the lives of as many students and teachers as possible.

Matthew Shelton

APP PARTNER

Matthew Shelton is a Texas native and now calls Dallas home after graduating from The University of North Texas. There he received a Bachelor’s in Marketing accompanied by a minor in Psychology. After graduation, he worked with a marketing and branding agency in Deep Ellum focusing on inbound and paid advertising. After some time at the agency and eager for a new challenge he joined the Rhithm Team as App Partner. Leading CRM Development, organizing Marketing efforts, and assisting in Sales.

Natalie Sullivan

Training & Resource Specialist

Natalie Sullivan was born and raised in Texas, having hopped all around the state but calls North Texas home after graduating from University of North Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences with a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she worked one-on-one with children who have experienced trauma with in many settings, including hospital and non-profit realms. After working closely with these clients, she realized her passion of prevention work. Once she found that Rhithm was teaching coping skills to children starting at the age of 4 years old, she knew she wanted to be a part of the team, signing on as the Training and Resources Specialist.

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