The Wanderlust Team

Wanderlust Festival Founders Jeff Krasno, Sean Hoess and Schuyler Grant

Wanderlust was created by three friends with a long and deep relationship:  the 20+ year husband-and-wife duo of Jeff Krasno and Schuyler Grant, and their mutual friend (and Jeff’s business partner of over a decade), Sean Hoess. We all met back in college during the dark ages of the late ’80s. Long before Wanderlust existed, we loved to throw a good party, and that hasn’t changed much.

But Wanderlust is more than a party. While it’s a great time, from the beginning we wanted to infuse it with meaning – to create an event that is fun but also based on underlying ideals, where attendees are actually participants, and where people left feeling better than when they came. We dreamed of an event that could be at least a good time and – at best – personally transformative.

Finding a clear purpose is a process both for a business and an individual. It’s very hard to distill, and it can change. For Wanderlust, our core purpose is to create community around shared values, and it has been incredibly gratifying to see such a large community grow around the pillars of mindful living – yoga, the arts, personal spirituality, environmentalism, organics and conscious consumerism – and to know that Wanderlust is becoming a central gathering point for this community.

The cauldron of talent at Wanderlust never ceases to amaze us, and while we continue to seek out diverse and gifted teachers, speakers and leaders – it often feels like the festival is equally shaped by the power of its participants. The  pop-up scholars, performers, acroyogis, hoopers, and artisans that have organically integrated into the event create an exchange of ideas and energy that could never be replicated by any traditional festival or concert experience.

Wanderlust continues to evolve to include a broader range of experiences, from hiking, biking, running and other outdoor activities to a more diverse array of lectures, expanded food and wine events, dance and photography workshops, and even a community garden project. Wherever possible, these new activities will involve interaction and interactivity, so our attendees can learn and create as part of the event.

This year, Wanderlust will be bigger and better than ever. There’s a lot to do, and many more locations to do it at.  We hope you can come take advantage of all of it, but don’t plan too much. Always allow yourself wander, because life’s most beautiful moments come in the spaces.

~ Jeff, Sean & Schuyler

Our Team

Jeff Krasno

Co-founder

Sean Hoess

Co-founder

Schuyler Grant

Co-founder

Jodi Blea

SVP, Integrated Partnerships

Fabian Alsultany

VP, Programming

Heather Story

Senior Director, Events

Lisa Carriuolo

Controller

Isabelle Abergel

Director, Yoga Programming, Technical Communications

Dan Wilf

VP, Integrated Partnerships

Jacque Halstead

Brand Manager I Wanderlust Australia-New Zealand

Jonnie Halstead

Partner, Festival Director I Wanderlust Australia-New Zealand

Kim Small

Director, PR

Ryan LeMere

Director, Art

Caitlin Milliken

Director, Sales and Loyalty

Lisette Cheresson

Managing Editor

Grace Edquist

Editor

Caitlin Berens

Editor

Dain Evans

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Bee Creel

Digital Content Producer

Mitch Gerbus

Director of Video and Content Creation

Jacky Bereznyak

Manager, Partnerships

Katie Fuller

Manager, Vendors

Kelly Casey

Manager, Guest Services

Lauren Mathis

Tour Manager

Brian Preyers

Senior Event Manager

Vin Treglia

Event Coordinator

Matthew Swertfager

Manager, Operations

Jon Bingham

Manager, Sponsorship Operations

Brea Galper

Volunteer Manager

May Yu

Accounting Clerk

Mike McFaddin

Manager, Operations

Danielle Zotter

Manager, Integrated Partnerships Accounts

Devon Craig

Digital Account Manager

Melissa Masser

Coordinator, Guest Experience

Whitney Smith

Coordinator, Programming

Emily Hacker

Event Programming Manager

Jessica Kulick

Community Manager

Rosaria Ferguson

Producer I Wanderlust Australia & New Zealand

Michelle Pilon

Business Development Manager I Wanderlust Australia & New Zealand

Jill Pierson

Director, Human Resources

Danny Goldstein

Social Media Manager

Diana Gerstacker

Social Media Editor

Patricia Persaud

Graphic Designer

Heidi Montes

Bookkeeper

Marni Mendelsohn

Merchandise Manager

Rachel Wilson

Digital Communications Coordinator I Wanderlust Australia & New Zealand

Arthur Shim

VP, Technology

Jennie Witt

AR & Hospitality Coordinator

Emily Fox

Email Marketing Manager

Megan Englebrecht

Account Manager, Integrated Partnerships

Amanda Soto

Administrative Account Manager

Claire Bourgeois

Associate Event Manager

Kayleigh Star

Events Intern

Michaela Best

Account Manager

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