Meet the team
We are all in love with Martis and that’s one of the reasons why we have started the first Digital Nomad Town in the world here. This is us – the team of the Digital Nomad Town 🙂
Christine, the founder, is a Business Coach, author of multiple books, public speaker and workshop facilitator. She has worked in marketing and advertising for more than 10 years before she decided to start her own business as a Marketing and Creative Start-Up Coach. Now she is mentoring start-up students at universities throughout Europe as well as working with individuals and small businesses. With her hand-on approach, she has helped hundreds of individuals validating their business idea and creating a successful start-up. She is also the founder of the Creative Start-Up Academy, online courses for start-ups and small businesses. She is in love with Italy and passionate to help Martis to become the first Digital Nomad Town of the world.
Andrea has vast experience in customer care and management of small businesses. He worked several years as a barman, taking care of customers, coordinating the work and accounting. One of his big passions is also travelling. He has visited more than 30 countries in 7 years. During one of his trip he met Serena. Right from the beginning they shared the need of living a slow and simple life working with and for the nature. They travelled together through Asia, Greece and Spain looking for a ‘place to stay’. During these trips they realised that Italy, and Sardinia in particular, is the best place for them to follow their dreams due to the biodiversity, the good food and the great weather – the perfect mix for a good life!
Serena worked 12 years for the airline Alitalia in the customer service, booking and accounting department. She studied and practiced ayurvedic medicine and massage, also travelling to India to broaden her knowledge. She is passionate about cooking which was manifested by working at the American Academy in Rome as a sous chef. Early 2017 she and Andrea moved to Martis as volunteers. Since then they became involved in the idea of repopulating the town and settling down in Martis.
Giovanni studied History at the University of Florence and attended an array of training courses about teaching, life skills and youth work. His work experience covers a huge range of areas such as fundraising, educational work for children and adults with disabilities, agriculture and event management. In 2012 he decided to move to Martis, his mother’s and grandmother’s hometown, to help to repopulate the town and start a sustainable project. He is now the project manager and farmer for a social community project about biodynamic agriculture. When the idea of the Digital Nomad Town came along, he knew this is the way forward and will be part of the bigger aim to help Martis.