Meet the Coworking Wiki Upgrade Project Team!
Jacob has been a volunteer for the Coworking Wiki since 2008. After years of approving new users and deleting spam, he developed a strong desire to make the Coworking Wiki a better place for everyone involved or interested in coworking. Jacob realized that in order for the Coworking Wiki to keep up with the movements growth and still demonstrate the key values of coworking, a team needed to be assembled to provide the Coworking Wiki ongoing dedicated support. Jacob is the co-founder and owner of Office Nomads, a coworking space in Seattle, WA.
Chelsea has been part of the Wiki Upgrade from the very beginning, changing roles as needed for the project, but she has found a perfect fit in her job as Team Coordinator. She is keeping tabs on project progress, making sure we all stay accountable, supporting volunteers, and handling any donations that come in. When not working on the wiki, she is the All-Purpose Superhero at Office Nomads in Seattle. She enjoys jogging, long walks on the beach, and being an insufferable smartass.
Janelle Doll – Volunteer Coordinator
Janelle is the Coworking Wiki Upgrade Project’s new Volunteer Coordinator. She is a recent college graduate who is incredibly passionate about supporting entrepreneurs. Outside of working as Operations Coordinator at Hera Hub and working with the coworking wiki, she spends her time enjoying beautiful San Diego. She hopes to continue traveling, visiting coworking spaces, and working with social entrepreneurs to make sustainable change worldwide.
Jeannine is handling resource updates and editorial privileges for the Coworking Wiki. A resident of two nations and a southerner in both, Jeannine can be found in Oosterhout, The Netherlands and/or in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In the Netherlands, she is the owner, chief cook, and bottle washer for Kamer52, a coworking community. She is also, as far as anyone can work out, the first and only American to become a part of the organization of a Carnaval Crewe in North-Brabant, where she handles PR and social media accounts for the Kaais Zomercarnaval. In the United States, she is a recovering lawyer (inactive) and consults with other lawyers on Civil Appeals, Civil Litigation, Contract Review, and Litigation Prevention. That means she knows a lot about how to sue folks, how to prevents folks from hiring somebody like her, and what to do if somebody already did.
Katie has relied heavily on the Coworking Wiki since her first day as an operations director for the Gangplank Chandler workspace in Arizona. Katie looks at her role with the Wiki Project as an opportunity to learn more about coordinating efforts on an international scale, as well as time to give back to the resource that started her off.
Kyle is a Community Builder at NextSpace, in addition to being in the final stages of preparation before the official launch of his own coworking venture, Corilla. Outside of coworking, Kyle writes, plays music, runs, rides bikes, and does pretty much anything else that allows him to express his inner nine year old. He’s excited to spread the good word about the wiki and other Open Coworking initiatives in hopes that more people will join the movement and find out for themselves that work environments don’t have to suck.
Ashley Aspiranti - Directory Coordinator
Ashley works closely with The Coop and Desktime in Chicago, where she is well known for taking excessive iPhone photos of the office dog, Eli. She is also the Coworking Wiki Upgrade Project’s Directory Coordinator, which seems fitting considering her lustful architectural eye and obsession with list-making. She enjoys working remotely and is passionately curious about how and where others work. Her coworking weakness? Any workspace combining exposed beams, high ceilings, reliable wifi, inviting ambiance, and free coffee.