So, you’re curious how it all started? Our tale begins with a few restless misfits, filled with a deep longing to experience the wonder of this world, through amazed, childlike eyes. We were disappointed to find that a conventional, static life, couldn’t give us that and after years of trying to thrive in a way of life that didn’t suit, we realized that things had to change. What was the point of sacrificing the joy of today for tomorrows that weren't yet certain?
The weariness set in on a particular young man named Diego. He thought about inviting a few friends to Bolivia, a country he knows and loves, for some time away to refresh and get a renewed sense of purpose. Before setting off on his adventure, Diego met up with his old friend Julia, who shared a love of experiencing the world. The idea of travelling together and working together in a community sparked a brilliant collaboration between these two soon-to-be business partners. They sent out their first 100 emails to friends who might be interested in a trip away and voila!
WiFi Tribe was born.
We’ve been on the road ever since. From its humble beginnings, WiFi Tribe has grown into a bold, beautiful, tight-knit community filled with like-minded, adventure seeking professionals across the globe. Our heart is to facilitate an environment where the whole world feels like home. We travel with open minds, open hearts, and a desire to be our best selves and live our best lives.
But we don’t want to keep this quiet! We want you to join us on the journey of a lifetime, overflowing with amazing memories, genuine friendships, and exciting stories worth sharing.
The team continues to grow and grow, and we have people from all over the world feeding into this community. Below are our core team members who do all they can to ensure you have an incredible experience as a member of WiFi Tribe.
Diego bejarano gerke - FOUNDER
Diego is one of our founders and a stickler for strategy! Relationships are his central focus and his passion for life is infectious. He loves being in South America because it allows him to go on completely wild adventures but he's pretty much at home anywhere in the world. Look out for him on location!
JULIA KALLWEIT - FOUNDER
Julia is also one of our founders and is brilliant with all of our logistics. She does a million different things to ensure WiFi Tribers have an excellent time. Her happy place is South Africa and you can tell when she’s there because she glows with joy. Look out for Julia on location too!
Andrea OTTOLINA - TECH
Andrea works on all the techie bits for WiFi Tribe with all the patience in the world. He fixes our databases and talks us through all the different ways to configure a WiFi setups. His sense of humour keeps everybody laughing and he’s one of the smartest guys we know.
ALEX STYLIANOUDIS - LEGAL
Alex is everybody's favourite legal and finance guy. He also has the best voice we've ever heard, so we often refer to him as 'The Voice'. We spend our days asking him hard questions about laws and taxes but he still loves us. He’s also going to be running chapters so look out for him!
Karol lbik - OPERATIONS
Karol is our operations guy working to make sure things run as smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Our resident ‘Prince Charming’ is never without a sense of adventure. He loves good food and morning surfing. Look out for him on location too!
VAIDILE STARKUTE - SUPPORT
Vaidile is an integral part of the Tribe Support Team and our GIF queen. She answers queries like a boss and she's also a bit of a database whizz! Vaidile loves a kickboxing session, astrology, good books and good food. She also loves a good black and white photo...
KRISTEN YATES - ADMISSIONS
The new kid on the block and a ray of sunshine, Kristen joins us as our new Admissions Guv’na. She’s been a nomad for a while and she loves yoga and smoothies. Her smile lights up a room and her positivity will light up your life! She’ll be appearing in an inbox near you!
AMANDA SCOTT - MARKETING
Amanda is the crazy Brit working on the marketing for WiFi Tribe. Her passion is building a pool of resources for the digital nomad community. She smiles, she sings all the time and she hates bugs. Look out for her (and her hair) on location!
LEAH BARCO - LOCATION MANAGER
Leah is going to be exclusively focusing on running some of our chapters in various places across the world. She’s super fun, a much loved member of the team and is totally committed to making sure our community has a great time with us!