Nikki is the Editor and Co-Founder of Unearth Women and a freelance journalist with bylines in VICE, The Huffington Post, FOOD & WINE, Roads & Kingdoms, and more. Nikki and her work with Unearth Women have been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, Forbes, and other media outlets. Nikki has spoken at The Women's Travel Fest, Women in Travel Summit, New York Times Travel Show, and New York Travel Fest on the topic of women's travel. Currently, Nikki is working on her first book with Penguin Random House's Clarkson Potter imprint (releasing Spring 2022). Previously, Nikki was the Travel Editor at The Infatuation, Places Editor for Atlas Obscura, and the Travel Editor for Culture Trip.
Elise Fitzsimmons is the Co-Founder of Unearth Women who has worked tirelessly on the business development of the company, the prior production of the print magazine, and managing the incoming revenue of the company. Formerly, Elise worked as the Membership Director for a public radio station in Aspen - as part of NPR - where she was responsible for the acquisition of over $1 million dollars in individual contributions, donor relations and membership maintenance, marketing, and event planning. Currently, Elise is based in Dallas and working on her first book with Clarkson Potter as part of Penguin Random House.
Kelly Lewis is one of the founding members of Unearth Women and was integral in the initial ideation of the overall brand, print publication, and digital site. As a respected entrepreneur in the travel space, Kelly is also the Founder of Go! Girl Guides, the founder of the annual Women’s Travel Fest —a sold-out consumer travel event for women who love to travel — and Damesly, a tour company for professional and creative women. Kelly successfully leveraged her influence in the industry to help Unearth Women surpass its crowdfunding goal, allowing the company to gain the capital necessary to get off the ground.