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Say hi to the Flownies – a deep-working, curious bunch on a mission to help you be more productive and inspired

Alicia Navarro
Founder and CEO
Alicia is the founder and leader at FLOWN. She led her previous company Skimlinks for 11 years – it was pretty successful, and was acquired during the Covid lockdown. Her background is in computer science, and she’s now a serial entrepreneur. During and after her time at Skimlinks, Alicia became fascinated by the physical and mental conditions necessary to achieve our human potential, which is how the idea for FLOWN came about.
Likes: Buffy, her dog, drag queens
Cat Navarro
Cat’s background is in leading large-scale transformations for government and business. She moved to the UK from Australia eight years ago, and started leading ops and people functions, helping early-stage businesses scale. Cat’s also a pro-level chef, and is FLOWN’s main supplier of food envy-inducing Slack photos.
Likes: Travelling, wine, hiking, cooking
Emma Hall
Product director
Emma started her career at content agency Quill, where she built and led a team of project managers. When her soul grew weary of content marketing, Emma moved to employment charity Generation, and built their UK operations from scratch. Outside of work, Emma produces electronic music and volunteers for music charity Girls Rock London.
Likes: Electronic music, lindyhop, Peep Show
Georgia Lee
Partnerships director
Georgia curates FLOWN's portfolio of properties. She started her career in the music business, booking DJs and pop bands. For the last almost-a-decade she’s been curating Mr & Mrs Smith’s properties, and heading up the commercial team.
Likes: Running, reading, interiors, business
Andy Penfold
Content director
Andy’s always worked in content – first writing and then editing magazines, then freelancing in editorial, content marketing and customer comms. He’s most recently worked a straight-up B2B marketing role. At FLOWN, Andy creates and manages content and aims to make everything we produce as delightful as possible.
Likes: Camping, barbeque, hiking, road trips
Bernie Sumption
Bernie loves building beautiful, easy-to-use software. A recent FLOWN joiner said: “this is the sickest codebase I’ve ever seen”, so… Bernie loves the creativity and opportunity of startups – FLOWN is the third time he’s joined a company as its first techie. Outside of work, you should check out his A.I. tweeting, photo-taking catflap.
Likes: Sci-fi, hiking, reading, camping
Jonander Elosua
Full-stack developer
Jonander is the kind of guy who says: “My goal this week is to be an awesome teammate.” He’s also an experienced full-stack developer with a diverse engineering background. He used to be a consultant travelling the world with Capgemini, now he’s here at FLOWN and helping us build products that make the experience awesome for our members.
Likes: Snowboarding, fantasy, psychology
Emily Lefcovitch
Partnerships manager
Our hosts are put instantly at ease when Emily appears on their onboarding Zoom. Starting her career in the fashion industry at Burberry, Emily moved into travel via Mr & Mrs Smith, where she helped the business expand into mainland Europe. She loves creative and fast-paced challenges, and is a driving force in our partnerships team.
Likes: Hiking, architecture, classical music
Olivia McDermott
Team Engagement Manager & EA
Liv is the one making FLOWN ‘happen’ in the background. She worked with Alicia at Skimlinks for more than five years, and her career covers digital marketing, a Shoreditch creative agency, and work at a skiing company before FLOWN came calling in September 2020. Liv is a mean mindful colourer, and nearly always stays within the lines.
Likes: Skiing, running, lacrosse, wine
Kristina Redek
Operations manager
Kristina graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and immediately got to work programme managing big conferences for digital pros and entrepreneurs. Now at FLOWN, Kristina is our go-to for outbound sourcing of gorgeous properties to add to our collection, and is one of our internal use cases for the digital nomad lifestyle.
Likes: Travelling, baking, surfing, barre
Miguel Marin Vermelho
Full-stack developer
Half Portuguese, half Spanish Miguel grew up in Luxembourg. An enthusiastic technologist, Miguel loves building digital products – and he’s working across the full stack to help build the FLOWN experiences. Outside of dev, Miguel loves writing, football, languages, and music – and has ambitions to one day pick up a musical instrument.
Likes: Cryptocurrency, football, dogs, cats
Micah Yongo
Content creator
Micah loves to have a meaty creative project on the go. He’s helped produce multimedia campaigns and content for various online platforms – and also writes spec-fic novels and commissioned essays. He’s the face of the FLOWN Academy and our creative go-to. A super calm gent who turns into the Hulk if a spider invades his space.
Likes: Travelling, movies, sci-fi
Tristan Bell
Marketing executive
Tristan lives on a narrowboat called Kestrel and has a first class degree in filmmaking. He’s now on a mission to add maximum sparkle to the FLOWN member experience. He’s got a background in project support administration, and has worked for two of London’s biggest arts names (Southbank and Barbican).
Likes: Cats, drag queens, Kate Bush, horror
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