About

109 World is a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to changing the norm we are seeing in the world of people’s dissatisfaction, unhappiness and unfulfillment with their lives and jobs. 109 does that by designing and hosting retreats (and other experiences) that inspire personal and collective transformation, ensuring participants have a new sense of purpose and connectedness with their lives and the world around them.

We believe that while you can’t always control your circumstances, you can control how you respond to them. We are all less able to handle the challenges that come our way, or contribute to alleviate the challenges our world is facing, when we’re already depleted by physical and emotional exhaustion. Or, put in a more positive way, we are more resilient and more able to handle life’s challenges when we are feeling our best mentally, physically and emotionally. You can only give as much love to the world as you have for yourself. Taking this to heart, the goal we are always striving to achieve with our community is to empower and remind them of the influence and impact they can have in their own lives and on our planet.

Our Mission is to help individuals fulfill the promise of their potential of living a happy and meaningful life through personal growth, purpose, empathy and mindfulness.
Our Vision is of a world where all individuals live their lives with the understanding that the greatest sense of happiness and fulfillment comes from care for oneself matched with empathy and care for our planet.

Team

Leticia Reyes

Co-Founder & CEO

At 109 I make sure our strategic and operational objectives are aligned with our goals of teaching every person that goes through a 109 Program practical tools to achieve personal goals, prioritize fulfillment and help alleviate, with their everyday actions, the social and environmental challenges of our time.
Our mission is to empower and remind every participant of the influence and impact they can have in their own lives and on our planet.

Savannah Carlson

Director of Community & Operations

Savannah has a passion for impact and believes in finding sustainable and long-lasting solutions to the world’s toughest problems. She loves people, travel and the magic that can come from dedicated groups working together and learning from each other. Email: [email protected]

Ambre van de Berg

Wellness Curator

Ambre believes the real beauty in loving ourselves is the gift that it gives the world. If you know how to take loving care of your body and soul, if you’re connected to yourself, then you will honor the needs of our planet and take loving care of it, too. If your mind is clear, you can help spread clarity. Ambre teach tools of personal wellness because that is the key to global wellbeing.

Tomas Pettersson

Photographer & Filmmaker

Tomas is one of the creatives that spread the vibes from 109's trips through visual imagery. In writing he is a man of few words, in real life… not so much. His head is full of ideas, words, love and laughter that he will gladly share with anyone around.

Linus Eliasson

Creative Content Director

Linus loves to capture beautiful things on film and he's part of @sodalime_ where they do that for a living. At 109 he communicates the beauty and the challenges in all places 109 is active.

Rebecca Slaughter

Photographer

Rebecca, together with Tomas and Linus, helps 109 create original, bold and high quality content for 109's social media accounts. Her creativity and depth makes sure our conversations online are fun, honest and meaningful. Email: [email protected]

Board of Directors

Daniel Epstein

Development Chair

Daniel’s life has been shaped by a fundamental belief that entrepreneurship is the answer to nearly all the issues we face today. By the time he received his undergraduate degree in philosophy, he’d already started three companies. In 2012 he was recognized by Inc. Magazine as a “30 under 30 entrepreneur” and by Forbes as one of the “top 30 most impactful entrepreneurs” of the year. In 2013, he received the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the World” award along with Richard Branson & the President of Liberia at the Global Entrepreneurship Forum. Today, this passion for entrepreneurship and startups has led to the creation of Unreasonable Group. Daniel is proudly the founder Unreasonable Institute, Unreasonable Capital, UNREASONABLE.is, Unreasonable Group, Unreasonable at Sea, Unreasonable Impact, Girl Effect Accelerator, Project Literacy Lab, as well as co-founder of Unreasonable Media and Unreasonable Goals. Daniel believes in militant transparency and truthfulness in his everyday life and in all of the projects he is part of. He also has an overt love for his hometown of Boulder Colorado.

Juanita Galvis

Community Outreach Chair

Head of Social Impact Advocacy and Impact Travel for The Assemblage, a community providing co-working, co-living and social spaces for individuals seeking development, transformation and interconnection. She has 5 years of experience in the stock market, 4 in real-estate development and 6 years, as an entrepreneur, in the fashion industry. After joining our 109 refugee trip in Greece, she was empowered to dedicate her life to raising awareness of our individual and collective potential to be of service to others. Her vision is to create meaningful opportunities for people to connect through compassion.

Leticia Reyes

Co-Founder & Board Chair

Leticia is on a mission of enabling each individual's potential to create positive change and advance the field of philanthropy worldwide. There is nothing she enjoys more than the great power that small groups of committed individuals have in creating extraordinary things.Email: [email protected]

Olivia Rothschild

Co-Founder & Chairperson

Olivia loves creating opportunities for people to feel the positive impact they create when coming together and contributing with the little they can.

Rehan Hasan

Legal Chair

Rehan is a corporate lawyer and trusted business advisor who assists companies as a general outside counsel practicing in all areas of business/corporate law, tax, securities, and financing. With broad experience in corporate law, Rehan acts as outside general counsel for companies with either a specific business challenge or a variety of legal needs faced throughout the full life cycle – start up to exit– of a business.