Surround Yourself
with those who
Make You Better

the village


Why a Village?

To know that you truly belong. To be surrounded by those who make you better, every day. To forge deep ties. To have support in the pursuit of service. To dramatically upgrade your quality of life. To rediscover what it means to play. And to actively design a new way of living.

TEDx on the power of community.

What is it?

The Village is a residential community of people who believe in their power to change the world. They do work that deeply inspires them, supported by a community that truly believes in them. Imagine living with your best friends, your mentors and your role models, and you have a sense of what it’s like to live at the Village. Today, there are 12 of us living across 2 neighboring houses in Boulder, CO where we actively design a new way to live.


Cesar Gonzalez
Cesar Gonzalez

Unreasonable Institute  |  VP of Fellows & Alumni

I believe that communities deeply empower individuals. If there is a shortcut to a great life, it is to surround yourself with people who are invested in your personal growth. I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of truly heart-centered entrepreneurs, and I am consistently amazed the power they discover when supported by their Tribe. And that is why we started the Village.

Nathaniel Koloc, ReWork
Nathaniel Koloc

ReWork  |  Founder & CEO

Nathaniel co-founded ReWork after three years of mission-driven startup project management and strategic planning work. Nathaniel holds an M.S. in Strategic Leadership toward Sustainability from the Blekinge Tekniska Hogskola, a B.A. in Global Human Impact Studies from the University of Vermont, and is a fellow of the Unreasonable Institute (2011) and StartingBloc (2010).

Teju Ravilochan, Unreasonable Institute
Teju Ravilochan

Unreasonable Institute  |  Co-founder & CEO

I want to live in a world where every human being can be the master of their own fate, unbound by the chains of poverty, oppression, or injustice. To me entrepreneurship, coming from French for “to taking into one’s own hands” gets at that fundamental human drive to rule our destinies. And when that drive is combined to empower others to do the same, I believe no force can be more powerful.

Evan Walden
Evan Walden

ReWork  |  President & Chairman

Co-founder of @ReWorkJobs : I’m a connector. I love people, social entrepreneurship, hip hop, coffee. I appreciate confidence, independence, and integrity.

Raul San
Raul San Narciso

WISDOM  |  Founder

Close your eyes and imagine a world where we empower each other unconditionally, where we use emotions to bond with others in the most honest way possible. We are about to make it happen. Raul has been meditating for longer than he has been an engineer, and an entrepreneur. His goal is to bring people together in a march to create a world where we empower each other with inextinguishable drive.

Shane Rasnak
Shane Rasnak

ReWork  |  Talent Manager & Head of Marketing

Born in Japan, raised on Maui, schooled in New York, and happily settled in Boulder. Shane is a lifelong traveler and learner who’s passionate about entrepreneurship, marketing, and the pursuit of meaningful work.

Eric Glustrum
Eric Glustrom

Watson University & Educate!  |  Founder

Eric’s work is driven by a simple belief: to solve the toughest challenges facing humanity, the place to start is within the hearts and minds of the next generation. Founder of Watson University and Educate!, two sister organizations transforming education worldwide, Eric’s a fellow with Ashoka and Echoing Green.

Banks Benitez
Banks Benitez

Unreasonable Institute  |  VP of Partnerships

Born at a young age to a medium-size family of Thai elephants, Banks grew up consuming bananas and deforesting rice patties. He immigrated to the United States at the tender age of 11, where he quickly learned the art of blending equal parts guile and charm to acquire free samples of food at overpriced grocery stores.

Phil Drolet
Philippe Drolet

The Feel Good Lifestyle  |  Creator

Phil Drolet is a Peak Performance Coach and runs a blog called The Feel Good Lifestyle where he helps people optimize their lifestyle and take bold action towards their dreams. He’s also the creator of the Superhuman Blueprint, an online course designed to improve confidence, productivity and inspire massive action.

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis

HUB Boulder  |  Host

I strive to live deliberately, compassionately and to generate a positive impact every day. I moved to Boulder from New England in April 2012 in search of a stimulating and inspirational community — and couldn’t be more grateful for where my life has taken me. If I’m not at the Village or HUB you can find me playing in the mountains.

Bryant Mason
Bryant Mason

The Urban Farm Co. of Colorado  |  Founder

I am a passionate and curious individual inspired by entrepreneurship and it’s power to provide meaning and purpose in my life, while creating a more sustainable and healthy world. I’m also an avid triathlete and runner, and love nothing more than enjoying nature and friends through outdoor adventure sports. I also love merciless dancing late at night.

Pascal Wagner

Make Awesome Shit Happen | Founder

Born in Germany. Grew up in Florida. Living in Boulder, Colorado.
In addition to learning to master health, business, & relationships, I am passionate about meeting people, staying in touch with old friends, and one day changing the way millions of people live their lives.

Sam Solie

Maven Summit | Co-Founder

Duke lacrosse player → Investment banker → Sushi delivery guy → Blogger → Unreasonable Maverick → Freelance filmmaker → Full-time Maven. I live to learn, I believe in taking action, I love to crush physical activity and I try my best to live out my values on a daily basis.

Surelys Galano

Creative Alchemist

We are made greater by those who support and challenge us; it’s my intention to be the gust of wind that rocks your balance and the grassy field that catches your fall. My life is about the delight of wonder & discovery, creating & experiencing beauty and stretching the depth of our own human experience.

Around the Web

Teju in Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30.

Read Phil’s article about the Village, “Surround Yourself with Greatness.

Watch Nat & Evan’s TEDx talk, “Shift Work.”

Eric in Forbes “30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs.

Shane shows students “How to Jumpstart a Meaningful Career.

Phil on “Leaving Home to Find Yourself.

Learn about Bryant’s “Urban Farm Co. of Colorado.”

Nat writes about “The Future of Work.

Teju on the “Three Pillars of Excellence.

Watch Eric on the “Do Something Awards.

Evan talks about “Making Decisions Out of Love.


We love to share our space with passionate people hungry to create change. People like you. Come see what the Village is all about, and stay with us through AirBNB. You’re sure to make new friends, to leave feeling inspired, and you may even fall in love with Boulder in the process. We did.

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Our deepest human need is to truly belong.

Join us in designing a new way to live — one in which those closest to you believe in the beauty of your dreams and challenge you to go after them.

The vision is to create a network of communities around the world, connected by a common vision of a better future and the courage to make it happen.

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