Contributors

Our writers and columnists represent the diverse voices of the changing world of work. Most of our contributors work from coworking spaces around the world.

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Miguel Guerrero

Miguel Guerrero is based in Puerto Vallarta, runs a small business, and founded Vallarta Cowork, a destination coworking space.

Shayla Price

Shayla Price is originally from Louisiana, but now lives at the intersection of digital marketing, technology, and social responsibility.

Megan Hutchcraft

Megan Hutchcraft, AIA is an architect with experience in innovative office design. She is based in Albuquerque.

Bruce Wahl

Bruce Wahl is a programmer and an author at Technivorz.com where he writes about technology and business.

Rebecca Kallsen

Rebecca Kallsen is a Managing Partner at Kallsen + Sennett Communications and coworks in Hamilton, Ontario.

Maor Cohen

Maor Cohen, from Israel, is CEO of Pickspace, a coworking app, and founded the International Entrepreneurship Students Community.

Karoli Hindriks

Karoli Hindriks is from Estonia and spends her time traveling as cofounder and CEO of Jobbatical, a career adventures marketplace.

Lauren Gregson

Lauren Gregson is head of business development at Woodhouse Workspace, and is based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK.

Ann Brown

Ann Brown has been a freelance writer for more than two decades. A born-and-bred New Yorker, she now calls Praia, Cabo Verde home.

Ivan Brkljac

Ivan Brkljac lives in the countryside in Serbia where he runs a international coworking and coliving space.

Ken DeMaria

Ken DeMaria is a self-styled Infrastructure Technologist who now is now the VP of technology at ATLAS Workbase in Seattle.

Jocelyn Ibarra

Jocelyn Ibarra coworks all over the place and shares with us a cognitive behavioral perspective on coworking.

Ryan Chatterton

Ryan Chatterton is based in Budapest. As founder of Coworking Insights, he’s interested in the future of coworking and digital nomadism.

Chrys Tan

Chrys Tan is a digital nomad originally from Singapore. She’s the creator of Women Digital Nomads and currently lives in South America.

Mara Savina Falstein

Mara Savina Falstein lives in Vancouver. She’s a writer and the community manager at flexible workspace platform ShareDesk.

Stefan Bhagwandin

Stefan Bhagwandin is a marketer at Share Your Office and writes for tech and startup publications like The Next Web.

Amanda Gray

Amanda Gray is a journalist in Berlin and Ljubljana. A longtime contributor at Deskmag, she has written extensively on coworking culture.

Nader Luthera

Nader Luthera is a CEO based in New Zealand who tells us how he got together with others to cowork their way around the world.

Kate Dimock

Kate Dimock is an interior designer in Albuquerque who’s contributed a case study on how design and architecture measure up in coworking.

Sylvia Arthur

Sylvia Arthur is the author of Get Hired: Recession-Proof Strategies for Finding a Job Now. She shares tips on how to thrive in the gig economy.

Alex Hillman

Alex Hillman is well-known in the coworking world as partner and cofounder of Philadelphia’s first coworking space, Indy Hall.

Tim Becker

Tim Becker is a Minneapolis-based trial lawyer. Here he helps with legal insights pertaining to freelancers and independents.

Aude Konan

Aude Konan is a London-based French Ivorian writer and former actress. She shares what it’s like to work in a bilingual and multi-country context.

Ansel Liu

Ansel Liu is the founder and managing director of Nomad, the coworking app. He’s based in London and shares news of coworking trends.

Fatim-Zahra Biaz is cofounder of New Work Lab in Casablanca. She tells us about bringing the new work paradigm shift to Morocco.

Edwin Ho

Edwin Ho is a digital marketer in Hong Kong. He shows us what some are doing to change Hong Kong’s status as #1 in worst work-life balance.

Scott Colman

Scott Colman is the Creative Director of UK-based office fit-out company Blue Jelly. He shares tips on making your workspace work for you.

Beth Jusino

Beth Jusino coworks in Seattle and brings us delightful interviews with other coworkers. Her column for us focuses on coworkers’ odd jobs.

Salman Ansari

Salman Ansari is a founding engineer of a company recently acquired by Oracle. He lives in San Francisco and DJs, teaches and gives motivational talks in his spare time.

Rakiah Oneeb

Rakiah Oneeb is a freelancer based in Karachi. She writes about the relationship between entrepreneurship and collaborative workspaces around the world.

George McLaughlin

George McLaughlin lives in Madison, WI and has an affinity for early stage start ups. He’s currently working on Townsqua.re, a platform to connect and empower coworking communities.

Aloma Murray

Aloma Murray is an entrepreneur who’s passionate about building community. She’s the co-founder of a Eugene, OR coworking space and business incubator.

Dave Gentry

Dave Gentry writes on the topic of work-life blur for Boston coworking space Workbar.

James Cropcho

James Cropcho lives in New York City and shares with us his experience trying out different spaces to work from.

Diana McLaren is the community lead at Hub Coworking in Sydney and covers the Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Australia.

Kyle Lee broke free from the office and is now starting to explore coworking and entrepreneurship. He’s based in Houston.

Lichen Han is a student and writer based in San Francisco. With a background in computer science, he contributes articles about hackerspaces and makerspaces.

Rachel Young is the founder of Camaraderie Coworking in Toronto and shares with us news from the burgeoning coworking world in Ontario.

Katy Tynan has contributed a number of articles for us. She is the author of Free Agent: The Independent Professional’s Roadmap to Self-Employment Success and lives in Boston.

Jared Choate is an author and freelancer based in San Francisco. When he’s not riding his bike across the country, he writes about startups in the Bay Area.

Sonya Iverson is a synthetic biologist based in Boston. She writes about community science and how coworking lab spaces are impacting science-based companies.

Eric Carr is a writer and designer in San Diego. He especially likes writing about when creative people get together to do otherwise impossible things.

Shailesh Deshpandé founded Indieloft coworking in Nagpur, India and writes about freelancing and tech entrepreneurship in India.

Sara Tiller is a freelance writer who works with small businesses and startups in San Francisco. She has a fondness for data journalism and really great stories.

Tony Giroux is based in Vancouver and is a professional dancer. He contributes articles on coworkers in the arts.

Robin Knowles is a freelance engineer who runs an independent aerodynamics consultancy in the UK.

Suraj Nair is a freelancer based in India and gives perspectives on how shifts in the new economy are changing the Eastern part of the globe.

Chris Allen coworks in Springfield, MO and is focused on highlighting the perceived and tangible benefits of coworking.

Shaun Scott

Shaun Scott is a writer and filmmaker based in Seattle. He shares his perspective here on popular culture and the economic precarity of Millennials.

Kathryn Daniel is based in New Mexico and moonlights as a freelancer and photographer. She discusses higher education and the changing world of work.

Dani Gagnon lives in Toronto, runs a social media company and plays in the band KINK. She shares genuine insights in social media and marketing.

Kelly Baug is a freelance writer in Rochester, NY and sheds light on trends in the world of coworking, and what coworking means for the modern family.

Rebecca Curl is a writer and freelance wig and make-up artisan based in Chicago and is interested in how collaborative practices are used the arts.

Arick Wong is a sleep and circadian researcher based in Boston. He’s interested in the nexus between coworking, scientific research, and industry.

Ashok Amaran is an app developer who coworks from Fort Collins, CO and tells us wild stories of people who have combined coworking and world travel.

Natalie Phillips is a recent graduate and works in a startup in Kansas City. Here she shares perspectives on startups and collaborative culture.

Rafa Moreno coworks from Madrid and shares for an English-speaking audience some of the juiciest bits from Spanish magazine Zona Coworking.

Amir Rajan coworks in Dallas and shares what he learned about attainable goals from his experience in creating A Dark Room, the #1 iOS game.

Elodie Larousse coworks in Nice, France and compares the range of different workspace cultures from her experiences coworking in Paris and Nice.

Brent Comstock is a startup junkie and rural innovator, and is the founder and CEO of BCom Solutions. He lives in Chapel Hill and is from rural Nebraska.

Luka Piškorič is cofounder of Ljubljana coworking space Poligon and the Slovenia Crowdfunding Initiative, and shares ways coworkers can take it to the next level by integrating crowdfunding in-house.

Melissa Mesku coworks in New York City and is the founding editor of the magazine. She discusses the future of coworking, sources contributors, writes the blog, and contributes occasional articles.

Carlos Almansa writes for Spanish magazine Zona Coworking and is cofounder of Nexudus Spaces. He coworks in Madrid and tells us how coworking spaces in Spain are experimenting with bartering.

Perttu Salovaara is from Finland and coworks from Brooklyn. He analyzes the impact of coworking on leadership, and other key takeaways from his recent PhD research.

Keliomer Castillo is based in Philadelphia and writes on tech startups and musicians that work from coworking spaces.

Tony Bacigalupo is the founder of New Work City in New York City and shares his $0.02 on what the hell “new work” means.

Alon Lichtenstein coworks in Cape Town, South Africa and examines whether coworking spaces are good for new businesses trying to seal the deal.

Abdallah Absi coworks in Beirut as founder of Zoomaal, the Middle East’s first crowdfunding platform. He shares tips on how to make campaigns successful.

Raquel Baetz is a freelance writer on a mission to prevent repetitive strain injuries in coworkers everywhere via her company Safe Hands. She splits her time between London and New York.

Inés Arroyo coworks in Madrid and shares how she harnessed collaborative design online to create the #1 educational app The Iregular Project (and how that landed her a TED talk).

Amy Segreti writes for Huffington Post and coworks in Boulder, CO. She sees coworking as an infrastructure designed to support, quite literally, our self-realization on the planet.

Joel Dullroy is co-founder of Deskwanted and Deskmag. As author of Independents Unite! Inside the Freelancers’ Rights Movement, he tells us how freelancers can collectively assert their rights.

Geneva Guerin coworks in Montreal and has shared her new film for the magazine, a documentary about the collaborative artists bringing new life to an industrial Montreal neighborhood.

Mike Caprio coworks in New York City and shares his personal network, as seen through LinkedIn network maps, to illustrate for us how to best develop our own networks.

Leslie Bourke coworks in Portland, OR and talks about breaking free from the American tendency to view overworking, stress, and exhaustion as status symbols.

Hila Ratzabi coworks in Philadelphia and shares a personal narrative of how she got started teaching poetry classes with a little help from the “Just Fucking Do It” philosophy at Indy Hall.

Julie Sutter coworks in Fort Collins, CO and shares with us a funny yarn of the heartening misadventures had by a group that’s determined to start a shared rehearsal space for musicians.

The Geekqualizer is an aburdist advice column for the coworking intelligentsia and those trying to break into its ranks, written by Dublin-born standup comic Roddy O’Hare.

Erin Sperger is an attorney and coworker in Seattle and shows us how lawyers navigate the rules of professional conduct so they too can work from coworking spaces.

Clarice Meadows is a coworker and New York-based game designer who created an interactive game for the magazine in which the reader role-plays through their first day at a new coworking space.

Hanna Löfqvist coworks in Stockholm and tells us about collaborative projects happening at the Entrepreneur’s Church (it’s not really a church, it’s just inside of one).

Mohamed Ezz ElDin coworks in Cairo and takes us on his journey in getting Tennra, his crowdfunding company, off the ground. Hint: robots are involved.

Gina Lujan coworks in Sacramento, CA and tells us how she came to found HackerCare, the health insurance for, well, hackers (and their startups).

Gemma Church

Gemma Church is a freelance tech writer in New York City who coworks from The Farm Soho.

Pek Pongpaet coworks in NextSpace in Silicon Valley, and heads Impekable, a design agency and software products company. He tells us what dating and coworking have in common.

Kevin Galligan is an old-school coworker and CEO of Touch Lab, New York’s top Android development shop. Here he recounts how building his company was deeply intertwined with the advent of coworking.

Aleksander Szulc coworks in Warsaw and tells us how coworking enabled his company, Adtify, to work remotely from each other but still maintain a sense of community.

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