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 Hoess



Chris Cuevas
Director, Yoga Programming



Isabelle Abergel
Manager Technical Communications



Jess Roach
Manager, Community



Liza Schlang
Lead Producer



Marie Desy
Manager, Logistics



Rachel Drudi
Manager, Guest Experience



Jacque Halstead
Brand Manager Downunder



Katie Doyle
Digital Media Manager

Ashley Flippin
Vendor Manager

William Yager
Production Manager


Jeff Krasno



Dana Jensen
Manager, Music & Art Program



Jake Laub
Director, Digital Media



Jodi Blea
VP, Partnerships


Kanan Shah, Graphic Designer



Jacky Bereznyak
Partnerships Manager



Lydia Berg-Hammond
Director, Partnerships



Nicole Lindstrom
Manager, Partnerships



Sarah Erickson
Festival Experience Manager


Kim Small

Kim Small
PR Director


Jessica Hoffmann

Jessica Hoffmann
Teacher Training Coordinator



Schuyler Grant



Lauren Mathis - HR Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Wanderkind



Maria Gotay
Graphic Designer



Tatum Fjerstad
Manager, Content & Communications



Johanna Kunkel
Teacher Training Program Assistant



Caitlin Milliken
Guest Experience | Sustainability Manager


Jonnie Halstead
Festival Director Downunder


Erin Elliott
Accounting Manager


Celsea Jenkins
Marketing Manager


Lindsey Falkowski
Merchandise Manager


Kelly Casey

Kelly Casey
Guest Experience Coordinator

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