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

Events Project Manager

Amanda Crooks

Administrative Associate of Integrated Partnerships

Amanda Soto

Account Manager

April Welch

Guest Services Manager

Arthur Shim

Vice President of Technology

Bee Creel

Digital Content Producer

Brian Preyers

Senior Event Manager

Caitlin Milliken

Director of Event Partnerships

Cassidy Nasello

President of Media

Claire Bourgeois

Event Manager

Cory Smith

Email Marketing Director

Dana Glass

Director of Human Resources

Danielle Zotter

Account Manager

Daphne Kwon

Chief Financial Officer

Diana Gerstacker

Social Media Editor

Elle Bourgeois

Programming Operations Manager

Emily Hacker

Event Programming Manager

Guillermo Italiani

Partner, Festival Director I Wanderlust Chile-Argentina

Heather Chmielewski

Retail Manager

Heather Story

Vice President of Events

Jacky Bereznyak

Director of Integrated Partnerships

Jacque Halstead

Head Of Business Development and Programming — Wanderlust Australia + New Zealand

Jaimie Trotter

Partnerships Coordinator — Wanderlust Australia + New Zealand

Jake Laub

Senior Director of Content

Jared Kennedy

Brand Manager — Wanderlust Australia + New Zealand

Jeff Krasno


Jennie Witt

Music and Visual Art Manager

Jessica Dudar

Marketing Coordinator

Jessica Kulick

Community and Customer Loyalty Manager

Jodi Blea

Senior Vice President of Integrated Partnerships

Jon Bingham

Sponsorship Operations Manager

Jonnie Halstead

Partner, Festival Director — Wanderlust Australia + New Zealand

Katie Fuller

Event Experience Manager

Katie Knoche

Speakeasy Manager

Katie Reid

Event Manager — Wanderlust Australia + New Zealand

Kelly Casey

Associate Event Manager / Box Office Manager

Kim Small

Director of PR

Laura Gross

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Lauren Mathis

Tour Manager

Lisa Carriuolo


Lisette Cheresson

Director of Content

Maddie Stevens

Art Director

Maggie Mucci

Lodging Coordinator

Matthew Swertfager

Operations Manager

May Yu

Accounting Clerk

Megan Englebrecht

Account Manager

Melissa Masser

Ticketing Systems Manager

Michaela Best

Senior Account Manager

Mike Burns

Director of Video and Content Creation

Mike McFaddin

Operations Manager

Morgan Pilgrim

Executive Support and Special Projects

Natasha Davis

Senior Accountant

Nico Grae

Director of Merchandise

Nicole Tetreault

Director of Media Marketing

Patricia Persaud

Senior Graphic Designer

Rose Martin

Event Manager

Schuyler Grant


Sean Hoess


Tiffany Tran

Marketing Coordinator — Wanderlust Australia + New Zealand

Tim Mikovitz

Production Manager,

Tracy Klein

Vice President of Content

Vin Treglia

Sales Associate of Integrated Partnerships

Whitney Smith

Programming Coordinator

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