More and more companies are building their workforce with people who work from home, from a coworking space, or wherever they can set up a laptop.
Yonder advocates for remote work and we’re building a movement to create more distributed companies and change the future of work.
Yonder’s mission is to redefine workplace and inspire employment nirvana. We believe that free-range work is the future and that both large and small businesses will benefit by creating a more flexible workforce. We are remote work advocates and experts. We run conferences, workshops, and a popular podcast. We consult and provide mentorship and services for business leaders hoping to benefit from a more flexible workforce and tap into the vast talent pool beyond their local area. We're creating products and services to help these companies be more efficient and communicate better. We’re painting a picture of a world without commutes, where employers value trust and autonomy, and where companies maximize efficiency and culture, regardless of geographic location.
Jeff Robbins is one of the world’s first web developers. In 1993, he worked as part of the team that created the first commercial website. One year later, Jeff’s band Orbit was signed to A&M Records and he spent the remainder of the decade writing songs and touring. The band scored a top-10 song on the Modern Rock charts and toured with Lollapalooza in 1997.
However, for those reading this website, Jeff is probably best known as the cofounder and CEO of Lullabot, a fully distributed digital agency started in 2006. Lullabot’s client list includes MSNBC, Martha Stewart, Tesla Motors, WWE, The GRAMMYs, Google, Intel, and many other household names. As CEO, Jeff grew the company to over 60 employees before amicably stepping away and selling most of his shares in 2017.
Jeff started Yonder in 2013, as a way for distributed companies to connect with one another and share ideas. He is passionate about remote work as a model for the future of employment, where workers are empowered, trusted, and treated like human beings. After 10 years leading a successful officeless company, he has experienced just about all of the ups and downs of this model of business. With Yonder, he hopes to share these ideas with the world.
Laurel Farrer is a remote work advocate, interior design aficionado, event planning guru, and business consultant who lives in Colorado. After completing a business degree at Utah State University, Laurel dedicated her career to blending creativity and logistics. Her speciality in events and operations started in 2006 when Laurel blended her academic training in interior design and professional experience in business management to become a full-service event planner. By 2007, she had climbed to become the Vice-President and COO of her agency. Since then, she has planned hundreds of weddings, conferences, workshops, parties, and retreats, plus developed a proficiency in corporate operations and organizational behavior.
Laurel has also worked as a startup support consultant to entrepreneurs worldwide and has a passion for education. She has developed event planning training resources as a Course Creator for Trendimi and founded Happily Academy as the COO of Happily. After searching for a way to advocate work-life balance, Laurel joined Yonder in 2017 and is excited to connect remote managers with the resources they need to unify, empower, and encourage their distributed teams.
Mindi Rosser believes the future of business is remote work. As a content manager and social media strategist with nearly 10 years of agency, consulting and startup experience, she has a knack for crafting integrated marketing programs and managing their day-to-day operations. Her grassroots approach to building strong communities through authentic, organic marketing programs led to her managing 157 social media accounts (and counting) with more than seven million followers.
She writes regularly for social media sites like Business.com, ManageFlitter, Social Media Today, Biznology, Business 2 Community, Customer Think and Social Matters about authentic marketing, community building, employee advocacy, social media strategy and program management.
A self-confessed autodidact, she graduated from Seth Godin’s altMBA program in 2016, where she discovered her quest to support the remote work movement. Mindi joined Yonder in 2017 as the content manager and social media mastermind. Her passion is to empower remote managers with the tools, tactics and community they need to lead more effective distributed teams.