Nomad Stories - Oct 2020 - Recap
Find out how Enrique, Somto and Eliot are carving their way to location independence.
Outsite regularly hosts Nomad Stories Panels. Our most recent took place in October 2020. Listen to the panel here, and find out how to get in touch with the speakers.
Topics of Discussion
🗺What prompted their desire for a location flexible lifestyle
💻What they do for work to maintain the lifestyle
🏡How coliving has played a role in their lifestyle
🌟Considerations: home base vs. no home base, work from home vs. nomadic
🔥Q&A time with the panelists
Meet the Panelists
👨💻 Lead Software Engineer, Salesforce.com
Curious mind. Traveler, thinker, adventure seeker. Enrique is a Software Engineer at Salesforce.com. Born and raised in Mexico City, went to college in Tennessee and has lived in the United States ever since. Based in Austin, TX, Enrique has been working remotely for the last eight years. Mixing slowmading and traveling with and without a permanent place.
📍 Los Angeles, U.S.A
👩💻 Founder and CEO, Destination Forward, LLC
Somto is a Nigerian-American writer, digital marketer, and content strategist. She is the founder of Destination Forward, LLC, a digital marketing business that helps people make money online and build a location-independent lifestyle. Somto writes about travel and online business tips on her blogs, Somto Seeks and Fight the Cubicle. An avid solo traveler, she has visited 30 countries and plans to visit at least 100 countries in her lifetime.
📍 Lisbon, Portugal
👨💻 Creative Director + Digital Strategist, Ventana Creative
Eliot’s passion lies in bringing impactful stories to life through new and innovative channels of communication. After cutting his teeth learning storytelling in Hollywood, Eliot jumped into the world of marketing through branded story initiatives with the likes of Patagonia, United, Funny or Die, PepsiCo, and LiveNation. In 2019, Eliot launched Ventana Creative, a 100% remote creative studio offering digital-first creative services to global brands. Since then, Eliot has operated the business from around the world while traveling over 275,000 miles and now, due to covid-19, finds himself enjoying the slomad lifestyle in Lisbon, Portugal.
@eliotraymond | ventanacreative.co
Moderator: Christina Wiese
👩💻Head of Community and Events, Outsite
Christina helps organizations tell stories and build communities through events, experiences, and content development. She cut her teeth working on content marketing for the SXSW Film Festival before moving to California. In L.A., she worked as a digital strategist and writer for a boutique travel publishing company before finding a home on the Outsite team. When not in front of a laptop, you can usually find her hiking, swimming, and hammocking across the globe.