You may have heard the phrase “Digital Nomad” applied to people who can work from anywhere and do, traveling the world while continuing to work remotely. This lifestyle is made possible in equal parts by Airbnb and coworking spaces. We recently said goodbye to Aaron, a valued member of our community, who is moving on to his next destination somewhere in North America.
Aaron found WorkPlace Sonora by chance, when he stayed at an Airbnb located across the street. He had chosen to escape the Bay Area for a more rural experience and somehow landed in Sonora. His work as a team coordinator on an engineering compliance project was especially well suited to working remotely and he became a full time member immediately after coming across the street for a tour.
During his six months with us, Aaron exemplified a coworking community member, both by making the space his own and playing well with others. He showed an impressive dedication to working at his regular job, while connecting very personally with other members and fully participating in community events. He even became (willingly or not) engaged in local politics when our space was used by the campaign for one of our County Supervisor seats. It’s fair to say that the relationship exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Aaron was kind enough to write this review:
Workplace Sonora is a rare and total gem.
I had just moved to Sonora from the Bay Area and first stayed at an airbnb across the street. On my first Sunday night there, I was standing outside and saw their sign. I was set to be in Sonora for 6 months, working remotely, and hadn’t even considered a coworking space as having been an option. I went back inside, google searched them, set up an appointment for a tour the next morning, and quickly thereafter became a full-time member. And happily remained as such until the day I left 6 months later.
Objectively, it is a great work environment. Subjectively, it is the best place to be in Sonora.
Workplace Sonora truly is a melting pot of its namesake’s population. Everyone from county government candidates to artists to lawyers to non-profit starters come in and out of those doors — for everything from general workspace use to conference room meetings to Last Friday tacos. You read on websites about coworking spaces advertising being able to fuel such ‘cross-pollination’ amongst disciplines. And that opportunity is alive and well here.
The owners I could rave on about for days; they are both simply wonderful people.
I feel, in my attempt to be succinct, I’ve glossed over and left out large swathes of positives about the environment and community this establishment facilitates. But alas, the best experiences are the hardest to explain.
Safe travels, Aaron and we hope you make it back to Sonora in the not-too-distant future.