Nomad Podcast: Talking travel, Remote Year and startup life

By Paige | July 12, 2018

I had a chance to chat with Sean in the latest episode of the Nomad Podcast about my experience building a startup while traveling amongst twenty-eight countries during my nomadic stint with third cohort of Remote Year. We discuss some of the challenges our team faced when attempting to build a brand new startup from…

La Chorrera: Chasing Waterfalls in Bogotá

By Paige | July 11, 2018

I’m always down for an adventure, and I love hiking, so when I had read about Cascada la Chorrera in Choachí, I knew we had to find our way out there. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find much in the realm of a guide on how to get to Choachí, nonetheless the actual waterfall. The gist was…

Trekking Tayrona: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

By Paige | July 9, 2018

As part of our exploration of Northern Colombia, we had to check out Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Alex and I had both read quite a bit about the park, and it sounded right up our alley after some of our latest hiking adventures. We stayed a night in Santa Marta to split up our trip…

Oh hey, I thought I was an extrovert.

March 15, 2016

We’ve officially passed the two week mark of our Remote Year adventure. For me, it feels like we’ve been here a month. There’s this weird time-warp that happens when you’re…

Córdoba: A Culture of Happiness

March 6, 2016

To finish off the first week here in Córdoba, our wonderful team leaders, Travis and Samantha (aka Tramantha, the masterminds behind #RY3), planned an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt through our…

My 1 Word for #RY3? Adventure.

March 1, 2016

Only a short 12 hours after finishing up one of the biggest passion projects I’ve ever worked on, PHX Startup Week, I boarded a plane for Córdoba, Argentina to join…

Navigating the World of Volunteer Event Management

January 30, 2016

Event planning is a 5 billion dollar industry. It’s a beast, with lots of specialties and niches. One that I’ve become intimately familiar with over the last few years is…

12 Months, 11 Countries & 1 Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

December 7, 2015

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from…

The Startup Week Story in 9 Steps

December 5, 2015

To many people, Phoenix Startup Week 2015 appeared out of thin air. There are similar perceptions of many successful startups in the business world. In reality, there are hardworking, dedicated…

Learning to Relinquish Expectations

October 17, 2015

Expectations; or what I like to call seeds of unhappiness, I believe are the root cause of an overwhelming amount of dissatisfaction within our society. These seeds can be found…

Intentional Authenticity & Your Company Culture

October 7, 2015

A few years ago I had a discussion with a friend regarding personal transparency and the impact it has on your professional appearance. The specific item in question was, what…

What I Learned From Building a ‘Trust Fall Community’

September 1, 2015

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed an abundance of people looking for a new job, quitting or being let go. For most people, this is an incredibly stressful time…

5 Reasons House of Genius Really Is Genius

August 10, 2015

One piece of feedback I continue to hear in the startup community is that the networking events are redundant. With so many of the same types of events happening in…

The Post-Employment ‘Oh S***’ Moment

July 31, 2015

Over the last few months, a number of friends and colleagues have either resigned or been let go. It doesn’t matter if leaving was your choice or not, the change…

Why I’m 25 & Living At Home

July 23, 2015

An Unexpected Decision All throughout high school, I couldn’t wait to move out; to be on my own, living independently. I think I may have literally counted down the days…