JONATHAN KALAN, CO-FOUNDER.
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Jonathan Kalan is an award-winning photographer, journalist and media entrepreneur. He's traveled over 70 countries, and lived for extensive periods in Africa, the Middle East and Asia reporting for BBC, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and Huffington Post, among others.
Most recently, as the founding editor-in-chief of Timeline he built and launched a mobile-first newsroom designed to "break history", providing deep historical context to breaking news and current affairs.
In his spare time, he hustles leaf plates and is an avid surfer, kayaker, biker, sailor and all-around adrenaline junkie. He recently graduated from TED's inaugural Residency Program in New York City, along with Michael.
MICHAEL YOUNGBLOOD, CO-FOUNDER.
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Michael is an adventurer and entrepreneur who loves starting new (ad)ventures in work and in life. In addition to Unsettled, he is the co-founder of Idea / Shift, a digital creative agency for early stage ventures.
He is the co-founder of Innovations Stories, a multimedia storytelling publication out of MIT and has a decade of experience as an entrepreneur or innovator building new ventures and programs for Fortune 500 companies, investors, and leading academic institutions.
He's an avid mountain and road biker, sailor, traveler, and backcountry explorer. He recently graduated from TED's inaugural Residency Program in New York City, along with Jonathan.
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After discovering service design at SCAD, Charlotte was immediately hooked. Since then, she's been using design thinking methodologies to put herself in people’s shoes, figure out their wants and needs, and come up with dynamic experiences that they engage with today and remember tomorrow. She's spent the past year at AKQA San Francisco working with brands like Audi, Caterpillar, Nike, Visa and The White House to help them rethink some of their own experiences. As a passionate traveler (+40 countries) and community builder she's recently joined our team to help craft the incredible Unsettled experience.
Jonah Brotman is a serial social entrepreneur who has traveled to 64 countries before the age of 30. Yet experiences speak louder than numbers. He has driven from London to Mongolia for charity, contracted malaria twice in Ghana, been arrested in refugee camps, worked on disaster relief in Haiti and Peru, and can say “hello”, “thank you” and “that’s a crazy price” in more languages than he can count. Jonah co-founded Operation Groundswell, a group volunteer travel company dedicated to 'backpacking with a purpose'. In its 10 years, Operation Groundswell has led over 1500 students to 20+ countries while fundraising over $1M USD.
Luli worked for 8 years in marketing and experience design for globally recognized companies with offices in Buenos Aires before she decided to go independent in order to combine her background in marketing and experience design with her passion for helping individuals live life to its fullest. She also quit the 9 to 5 career path to create a healthier lifestyle. She now travels more frequently, enjoys more time in nature, is able to build deeper relationships with her friends and clients, and still finds her most creative outlets in her work. In addition to Unsettled’s program leader in Buenos Aires, Luli is the co-founder of Soaring Consulting, a marketing and human development consulting firm that emphasizes the conscious development of people and companies.
Alex is passionate about creating shared experiences that give people perspective from their peers, different cultures, and from within. She joined Unsettled as Head of Community Growth after managing partnerships at a travel tech startup. With a degree in International Development from American University, Alex devoted her early career to facilitating service-learning experiences in India and Israel at Project TEN, where she went on to lead their North American operations. As a first generation American, she was exposed early and often to the diversity of the human experience and the impressive depth of its ingenuity. She speaks French, Hebrew, and English and has paid rent in DC, Hyderabad, Tel Aviv, Oakland, and a tree-house in Goa. Depending on the season, Alex can be found either chasing powder days (repp'ing SheShredsCo.), rallying her community around social justice and sustainable business, or working from an Unsettled retreat.
We're looking for talented Experience Leaders to join us in 2017.
Think you fit in here? Drop us a line. Hello@beunsettled.co