Team

Wanderlust Festival Founders Jeff Krasno, Sean Hoess and Schuyler GrantWanderlust 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.

Wanderlust 2014 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


 

sean

Sean Hoess
Co-founder

 

 

isabelle

Isabelle Abergel
Manager, Technical Communications

 

jess

Jess Roach
Director, Community

 

liza

Liza Schlang
Lead Producer

 

marie

Marie Desy
Manager, Logistics

 

rachel

Rachel Drudi
Manager, Guest Experience

 

jacque

Jacque Halstead
Brand Manager Downunder

 

erin

Katie Doyle
Manager, Digital Media

 

William Yager
Production Manager

Jessica Hoffmann

Jessica Hoffmann
Manager, Teacher Training

Jessica Hoffmann

Logan Vollmer
Video Producer & Creative Media Developer

jeff

Jeff Krasno
Co-founder

 

dana

Dana Jensen
Manager, Music & Art Program

 

jake

Jake Laub
Director, Digital Media

 

jodi

Jodi Blea
VP, Partnerships

 

kanan
Kanan Shah, Graphic Designer

 

kim

Jacky Bereznyak
Manager, Partnerships

 

lydia

Lydia Berg-Hammond
Director, Partnerships

 

nicole

Nicole Lindstrom
Manager, Partnerships

 

sarah

Sarah Erickson
Manager, Festival Experience

 

Kim Small

Kim Small
Director, PR

 

Heather Story

Heather Story
Director, Operations | Wanderlust Events

schuyler

Schuyler Grant
Co-Founder

 

lauren

Lauren Mathis - Manager, HR & Volunteer Coordinator

 

maria

Maria Gotay
Graphic Designer

 

tatum

Tatum Fjerstad
Manager, Social Media

 

johanna

Johanna Kunkel
Coordinator, Programming

 

caitlin

Caitlin Milliken
Manager, Guest Experience | Sustainability

 

Jonnie Halstead
Festival Director Downunder

 

Erin Elliott
Manager, Accounting

Lindsey Falkowski
Manager, Merchandise

 

Kelly Casey

Kelly Casey
Coordinator, Guest Experience

 

Laura Gross

Laura Gross
VP, Marketing


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