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, acro yogis, 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

Adam Goldberg

Project Manager, Events

Amanda Soto

Administrative Account Manager

Anne Luna

Senior Accountant

Arthur Shim

VP, Technology

Bee Creel

Digital Content Producer

Brea Galper

Volunteer Manager

Brian Preyers

Senior Event Manager

Caitlin Milliken

Director, Sales and Loyalty

Cassidy Nasello

President of Media

Claire Bourgeois

Associate Event Manager

Dan Wilf

VP, Integrated Partnerships

Danielle Zotter

Manager, Integrated Partnerships Accounts

Danny Goldstein

Social Media Manager

Daphne Kwon

Chief Financial Officer

Devon Craig

Digital Account Manager

Diana Gerstacker

Social Media Editor

Emily Fox

Email Marketing Manager

Emily Hacker

Event Programming Manager

Grace Edquist


Guillermo Italiani

Partner, Festival Director I Wanderlust Chile-Argentina

Heather Story

Senior Director, Events

Jacky Bereznyak

Manager, Partnerships

Jacque Halstead

Brand Manager I Wanderlust Australia-New Zealand

Jared Kennedy

Media Coordinator I Wanderlust Australia & New Zealand

Jeff Krasno


Jenn Zilioli

Director of Marketing

Jennie Witt

AR & Hospitality Coordinator

Jessica Kulick

Community Manager

Jill Pierson

Director, Human Resources

Jodi Blea

SVP, Integrated Partnerships

Jon Bingham

Manager, Sponsorship Operations

Jonnie Halstead

Partner, Festival Director I Wanderlust Australia-New Zealand

Jules Harvey

Event Coordinator I Wanderlust Australia & New Zealand

Jilleo Recio

Sales Manager, Integrated Partnerships

Katie Fuller

Manager, Vendors

Katie Knoche

Speakeasy Manager

Katrina Cole

Marketing Manager I Wanderlust Australia & New Zealand

Kayleigh Star

Events Intern

Kelly Casey

Manager, Guest Services

Kim Small

Director, PR

Lauren Mathis

Tour Manager

Lisa Carriuolo


Lisette Cheresson

Managing Editor

Maddie Stevens

Art Director

Maggie Mucci

Lodging Coordinator

Matthew Swertfager

Manager, Operations

May Yu

Accounting Clerk

Megan Englebrecht

Account Manager, Integrated Partnerships

Melissa Masser

Coordinator, Guest Experience

Michaela Best

Account Manager

Mike McFaddin

Manager, Operations

Mitch Gerbus

Director of Video and Content Creation

Morgan Pilgrim

Office Manager

Natasha Davis

Sr. Accountant

Nicole Tetreault

Media Marketing Director

Patricia Persaud

Graphic Designer

Schuyler Grant


Sean Hoess


Talia Thomson

Photography Intern

Tim Mikovitz

Manager, Production

Vin Treglia

Sales Associate, Integrated Partnerships

Whitney Smith

Coordinator, Programming

Will Sparks

Head of Partnerships I Wanderlust Australia & New Zealand

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