Who We Are

A company for women, by women, Purposeful Nomad was brought to life from the vision of two friends, Caitlin and Jess.

Our founders are life-long world travelers whose combined experience has brought them to more than 58 countries on 5 continents. Their experience and travel know-how are top-notch, and their enthusiasm is contagious! Today, Caitlin Murray heads up the business.

Caitlin Murray

Purposeful Nomad Founder, Caitlin Murray

Planning adventures and traveling has been in Caitlin’s DNA since birth. Her first true expedition around the United States for three months changed her life and thus began a journey to see the world beyond. Living in South America, running a small hotel in Portland, Oregon and being a guide for a company in the Dominican Republic that specializes in service/adventure trips, are just a few of the things she has been up to for the last decade. Her passion for integrating community connection and service into her travels has taught her more about the world than anything else. For her, Purposeful Nomad is about sharing this pursuit and using this positive energy to fuel greater awareness and acceptance.

Caitlin also owns Built Photo in Portland, OR.