Our Team

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Who We Are

Built by Evanstonians, for Evanstonians

Our goal at 818 Coworking is to create a space where independent business people in Evanston can work, gather, and engage. 

Our space at 818 Lake Street has a rich history that we are proud to continue. Home to successful business such as Tonka Toys, Greenwood Stables, a printing plant for Sears and Montgomery Wards and Allegretti Rugs, 818 Lake Street has served the local business community for decades.

Now, 818 Coworking will continue this lineage, helping local entrepreneurs and business owners thrive in a collaborative and communal setting.

 
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christina kapetan, community manager

Christina is a long-time Evanston resident and recent business owner of three successful local restaurants, including the delicious Mrs. D's Diner. She is the very heart and soul of 818 and knows in her gut that Evanstonians working as peers can reap huge rewards. Christina’s son recently left for college and she's is ready to transfer all of that love and support to our great 818 Coworking community. She's ready to help you – don’t forget to ask her about her favorite Evanston restaurants and the best local places for a run or a bike ride!

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LILLI WEISZ, systems & marketing director

Lilli creates places for people to do their best work. She is the founder of Simplified, whose mission is to help clients find smart, easy solutions to organize and optimize their digital life. This can mean streamlining the file storage of a small architecture firm or guiding a business coach on the best tools to manage her finances and stay on top of her tasks. Lilli has been working at coworking spaces all over the world since 2008 and is thrilled to share her knowledge with the 818 community!