People of NomadMania

These are the people without whom NomadMania would not be possible.

Core Team

Orest Zub

Orest Zub 🇺🇦

Managing Partner

Online entrepreneur, overlander. Semi-pro tennis player, blogger.

Daniel Zagrodzki

Daniel Zagrodzki 🇵🇱

IT consultant / developer

For work – loves IT; in spare time – loves all outdoor activities.

Milana Bojinović

Amy Fox 🇺🇸

Content & Marketing

Content sorceress, overlander, history and geography nerd. 

William Obinyah Tetteh

William Obinyah Tetteh 🇬🇭

Admin Associate

Funny, open-minded, gentle and loves to discover.

Daniel Zagrodzki

Yaroslav Ingulskyi 🇺🇦

Frontend IT / Web developer

Coffee lover and fan of hard rock music.

Viktoriia Ovcharenko

Viktoriia Ovcharenko 🇺🇦

Software developer

Curious programmer, avid reader, passionate about space, always striving for excellence.

Executive Committee

Mette Ehlers Mikkelsen

Mette Ehlers Mikkelsen 🇩🇰

Chair of the Committee. Mette is a professional board member and 3rd generation of four generations of women travellers.

Donalito "Dondon" Bales Jr.

Dondon Bales 🇵🇭 🇦🇺

Dondon circumnavigated the world three times, and authored the travel book “Gala: Adventures of the Most Well-Traveled Filipinos”.

Thomas Buechler

Thomas Buechler 🇨🇭

Swiss traveller/globetrotter from the canton of Luzern. He has lived almost half his life in the Philippines.

Eleonora Gromov

Eleonora Gromov 🇰🇿 🇩🇪

Born and raised in Kazakhstan before she moved to Germany at the age of 15. She started to travel by herself very early, her first solo trip being to Italy.

Lucy Hsu

Lucy Hsu 🇺🇸

Born and raised in California’s Silicon Valley, a daughter of Vietnamese refugees, pursuing a career in educating children in underserved communities.

Kostiantyn Liorek

Kostiantyn Liorek 🇺🇦

Ukrainian globetrotter who is currently living in Poland due to the situation in his native country. He has lived in a number of countries in the past.

Cameron Mofid

Cameron Mofid 🇺🇸

American traveller of Egyptian-Iranian origin who is currently in the midst of his quest to visit every country in the world. 

Khadija Musa

Khadija Musa 🇰🇪

Somali descent, born in Kenya and left to the US as a teenager she never dreamed of becoming a “world traveler” but eventually did.

Slawek Muturi

Slawek Muturi 🇵🇱

Half-Polish, half-Kenyan traveller who has visited all 193 countries in the world at least twice. 

Anna-Katri Raiha

Anna-Katri Raiha 🇫🇮

A solo female traveller and the first woman in Finland to visit every country in the world. 

Yui Pow Redford

Yui Pow Redford 🇬🇧 🇸🇬

UK-based Singapore native who completed the UN 193 in 2017, becoming the first Asian woman to achieve the goal and the first Singaporean.

Read more about the Executive Committee and each of its’ members here on our blog.

Sustainable Travel Committee

Donalito "Dondon" Bales Jr.

Dondon Bales 🇵🇭 🇦🇺

Head of the NM Sustainable Travel Advocacy Committee based in Australia.

Anna-Katri Raiha

Anna-Katri Raiha 🇫🇮

A solo female traveller and the first woman in Finland to visit every country in the world. 

Boris Kester

Boris Kester 🇳🇱

Visited all the countries in the world and is convinced that sustainability should be high on the agenda of the (extreme) traveler community.

Billy Offland

Billy Offland 🇬🇧

The youngest verified UN Master on NM and is always travelling with a focus on biodiversity.

Gunnar Garfors

Gunnar Garfors 🇳🇴

Visited all the countries in the world – twice. The Norwegian author has written several documentary books. 

Verification Committee

Thomas Büchler

Thomas Büchler 🇨🇭

Minister of Internal Surveillance. Head of the Verification Committee.

Wojciech Fedoruk

Kostiantyn Liorek 🇺🇦

Ukrainian globetrotter, a historian by education, he especially admires World Heritage sites and places of high historical importance.

William Obinyah Tetteh

Erik Futtrup 🇩🇰

One of the biggest Danish travellers, a good planner and organiser.

William Obinyah Tetteh

Jacquelyn Kunz 🇺🇸

Worldly, cultured, NomadMania’s Most Intrepid Traveller of 2022.

Daniel Zagrodzki

Yannik Graf 🇩🇪

A young traveller from Germany with a strong desire for freedom.

Geography Committee

Harry Mitsidis

Harry Mitsidis 🇬🇷

Founder. Global nomad, bowling, aviation, statistics, Eurovision Song Contest fan!

Wojciech Fedoruk

Dietmar Cerjak 🇦🇹 🇸🇮

Seeks to experience the world fully, eager to see, taste, and feel everything. He dreams of crossing mountains, sailing the Seven Seas, and discovering unknown territories.

William Obinyah Tetteh

James Coyne 🇱🇹 🇮🇪

James, born in the UK with Irish and Lithuanian roots, loves maps and exploring. He travels to many places and wants to see more of the world.

Daniel Zagrodzki

Katelyn Jarvis 🇺🇸

Founder of the non-profit “Peace Stamps.” and aims to enhance cultural understanding and make a positive impact through her journeys.

William Obinyah Tetteh

Dmitry Malov 🇷🇺

Born in Magadan, Russia, at that time — USSR. So at first, the only way of travelling possible for me was by reading adventure books and studying maps. Seen then, a huge fan of remote islands, micronations, and the last surviving scheduled ships.

Daniel Zagrodzki

Erik Jelinek 🇨🇿🇬🇧

Raised in Scotland with studies in France and Germany, embraced travel early. At 23, he embarked on a global journey, intending a year but returning after three, captivated by the world’s wonders.

William Obinyah Tetteh

Mikael Staffas 🇸🇪

Since the 1980s, he has has been exploring countries and regions, setting a goal in 1983 to visit every country before retirement, averaging four new countries annually.

Daniel Zagrodzki

Vassilis Stamatelopoulos 🇬🇷

With over 36 years in the Hotel & Travel industry, this professional understands the significance of travel for relaxation and cultural connection.

Alumni Members

Milana Bojinović

Milana Bojinović 🇧🇦

Executive Manager. Scuba diver, nature lover, under travelled.

Daniel Zagrodzki

Eugene Petrus 🇺🇦

Marketing manager. He is the biggest fan of his pet and a travel star Traveling Chapati.

Wojciech Fedoruk

Wojciech Fedoruk 🇵🇱

Executive Committee and Vice-Minister of Internal Relations. Showing the world to his children. Fan of polar regions.

Tor Anders Birkenes

Artem Golubchak

Designer. Artem is a web developer, designer, traveler and digital nomad from Ukraine.

Gianni Bianchini

Gianni Bianchini

Digital Sphere Minister. Blogger, writer, photographer and youtuber. Co-founder of Nomad is Beautiful.
Pirkko Schildt

Pirkko Schildt

Finland Ambassador. Travel and stories from travels. Travelling duo with my husband.

Steve Buckley

Steve Buckley

Internal Relations Minister. A Brit now living in New Zealand – usually 3 trips per year.
Nicola Coratella

Nicola Coratella

Italy Ambassador.
Ric Gazarian

Ric Gazarian

Ambassador – US and Thailand. Chasing 193 at GlobalGaz.com, podcasting at Counting Countries.
Jack Goldstein

Jack Goldstein

Spanish Language Associate. Every type of travel including very long drives.
A. Mehmet Haksever

A. Mehmet Haksever

Executive Committee Member. World Heritage traveller, Islamic architecture, meditation, cruising.
Lars Jensen

Lars Jensen

Website tester. Global shipping analyst on a quest to visit everywhere in the world.
Samer Kawar

Samer Kawar

Online Operations Minister. Wanderluster. Architect. Urbanophile. San Franciscan. Sketching my way around the world.

Markus Lundgren

Markus Lundgren

Executive Committee and Ambassador. Restless traveller wanting to learn from other world views.

Gina Morello

Gina Morello

Charity Development Minister.

Redzuan Rahmat

Redzuan Rahmat

External Relations Minister. Part-time traveller with a penchant for travel to unrecognized countries and unusual destinations.

Mike Weiss

Mike Weiss

Community Development Executive. Curious by nature, anthropologist wannabe, fueled by unusual destinations.

JoAnn Schwartz

JoAnn Schwartz

WHS Minister. Focused on the less visited and unusual parts of the world.

Bill Wohlrab

Bill Wohlrab

Communications and News Minister. An optimistic citizen of the world who longs for the open road.

Grigori Yeghiazaryan

Grigori Yeghiazaryan

External Relations Minister.
Tor Anders Birkenes

Tor Anders Birkenes

Minister for 193. Electrical engineer and hobby traveller exploring our beautiful world.

Harri Tuomola

Harri Tuomola

Minister of Major Lists. Fan of borders and lists. Native of Finland, currently residing in Mitrovica.

Founder

Harry Mitsidis

Harry Mitsidis

Founder. Global nomad, bowling, aviation, statistics, Eurovision Song Contest fan!

harrymitsidis.com

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