TRACY KOMLOS Founder
Taking the idea of passion and combining it with purpose, Tracy Komlos began her journey as an entrepreneur offering brands content creation in beautiful destinations. By capturing content during her travels, her own online brand continued to grow. Soon she was being asked by hundreds of women from around the world how she was able to sustain her travels while growing her business, and from there the Pangea Dreams retreats were born.
Pangea Dreams hosts retreats for other creative and entrepreneurial women to share the tools and skills they need to succeed in the digital world, whether that's brand collaborations, photography, social media marketing or e-commerce, through retreats in beautiful locations. The retreats are hosted by Tracy, as well as other industry experts in the influencer marketing, photography and wellness space. During the retreats, Pangea Dreams’ guests learn valuable skills, collaborate with global brands, explore new corners of the world, and also have a chance to give back through local volunteering opportunities.
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LAUREN PELKEY Retreat & Community Coordinator
Lauren is an alumna of the first-ever Pangea Dreams Retreat in February 2017 and has since become a full time blogger and digital nomad. She is a Massachusetts native but has lived in Rome, Melbourne, and now calls Bogotá, Colombia home for half the year. Her love for solo travel blossomed after a 10-month solo trip through Australia and Southeast Asia which resulted in her blog, Wanderluluu. Through her blog, she hopes to inspire women to take at least one solo trip in their lifetime in order to experience the personal growth and self-awareness it often yields.
If she’s not zip-lining through the jungle, climbing an active volcano or on the hunt for the best local street art and street food, Lauren is most likely writing, working on social media initiatives, and connecting with other travelers. She’s extremely passionate about collaboration and community, and loves bringing those passions to the Pangea Dreams Team as the Retreat & Community Coordinator.
CARLY NOGAWSKI Retreat Trip Leader
Carly is an LA-based travel blogger, content creator, and Pangea Dreams Retreat Leader. Back in February 2017, Carly attended the very first PD retreat (alongside Lauren Pelkey!) with hopes to turn her travel blog and Instagram from a hobby into a career. Since attending, she left her teaching career to pursue the digital nomad life full-time! It was never an easy decision to leave her job in special education, which is why her role as Retreat Leader feels so “full-circle and meant-to-be!” Nothing brings her more fulfillment than bringing together her two passions for travel and teaching.
Carly spends about half of each year on the go, a lifestyle she became enamoured with ever since embarking on her 1.5 year long trip around the globe. Even as a kid, she loved constant change and adventure, which is why traveling has always felt more “normal” to her than routine. Those that know Carly describe her as a warm ball of happy energy so expect to be greeted with a huge hug and smile from her, every day of each retreat!
SAM KATZ Creative Director
Argentina born and Canada living, Samanta is a full time photographer and traveler with 7 years experience in the business and 51 countries under her belt. She brings her experience in commercial, fashion, and portraiture photography as a business owner and as an artist.