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 – mindfulness, the arts, personal spirituality, environmentalism, organics, wellness and conscious consumerism – and to know that Wanderlust has become a central gathering point for this community.

That said, we’ve been helping our community find their true north for over ten years now. The passing of a decade is always occasion for some soul searching, and we’ve done our share. We’ve honed our vision for the next decade, refining our 2020 event offerings in order to re-kindle the magic and enhance the potency of our programming, which will remain focused on allowing people to discover their best versions of themselves. The modalities that allow for this alchemy have evolved, and we want to evolve, too. The world is a very different place than it was ten years ago, and we feel it’s important to ground down and re-emerge to remain on the leading edge of events that inspire personal transformation.

You can read more about our 2020 vision for Wanderlust here.

Always allow yourself wander, because life’s most beautiful moments come in the spaces.

~ Sean, Jeff & Schuyler

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