About Us

Wild Living in a Modern World

We are a collective of humans striving to be more wild in an increasingly domesticated and disconnected world.

We are Nature lovers.
We are adventure seekers.
We are wanderers.
We are hikers.
We are explorers.
We are rewilders.
We are wildness.

Our mission is to help improve the health of the planet by inspiring people all over the world to reconnect with Nature.

We put the “WE” in We Are Wildness by sharing our community member’s stories, experiences and projects. Yes, we think it’s ironic to mix Nature connection and technology (the internet) but the balance seems to work and we love connecting with people from around the world.

We Are Wildness is growing, sprouting new branches and leaves and is flowering with amazing people and ideas. We welcome you here and hope you connect with us and participate in your own unique way.

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Learn how you can live a happier, healthier and more wild life by reading our blog and free resources. We have a lot of amazing contributors and guest bloggers.


Have you taken the Rewild Your Life 30 Day Challenge? We offer it for many months of the year so our community can get in touch with their wild side and get out in the natural world more in a fun and interactive way.


We are all about creating a close-knit community of wild humans who care about the well-being of  the Earth, animals and each other. We connect through social media and local meet-ups. Let’s connect!

Join We Are Wildness U!

We just opened our new Nature-based educational hub for people like you. Click the “Learn More” button to take a look.


What we aim to do

Our Mission


We share inspirational images, blog posts, videos, and other resources through social media and email to inspire our community members to get outdoors, get wild and reconnect with Nature.  We hope that by sharing this content, it will spark each person’s inner wildness to wake up and shine.

Community Building

We strive to create an awesome community of wild humans who care about the natural world. Our community is made up of wild ones from all over the world who have many different passions that make the world a better place.


We created an educational hub grounded in Nature to help people empower themselves with the knowledge they need to live a wilder, healthier, happier, more connected life. We Are Wildness U is an online learning center for those who want to learn with Nature, about Nature and from Nature. Courses are infused with the wisdom that is found in the wildness of the natural world as well as the lessons that can be gleaned from making living close to the natural world a priority.


We share information resources about nature connection, rewilding and the importance of living closer to the natural world in a respectful way. Our goal is to bring awareness to the masses about respecting, preserving and conserving the natural wild world.


The Humans Behind We Are Wildness

Meet the Team

Alissa Wild

Co-Visionary and Creative Director

Alissa founded We Are Wildness in 2011 to find and connect with like-minded Nature-loving humans. She created the project to show others the importance of connecting with nature and being in touch with the wildness within us. Alissa is an introvert and has always had a deep connection to animals. She has worked as an Animal Rescue Aid at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for wildlife, mainly large birds. Alissa feels most at home in the forests of Vancouver Island, where she once spent several days and nights alone on her first Vision Quest. She enjoys collecting books, natural movement, star gazing, wandering, coffee and being creative. Alissa cares deeply about women’s rights, animal rights and the rights of the Earth. She shares a riverside cabin with her two furry companions, her husky, Brite, and her partner, Kevin.

Kevin Park

Co-Visionary and Communications

Kevin was born and raised in the lush West Coast rainforest of Canada, surrounded by mountains and ocean as his playground and learning environment. He has always drawn great inspiration from his wild surroundings and looks deep into nature for the answers to many of his questions. He feels the most at home surrounded by trees with his bare feet on the Earth. Kevin enjoys reading, writing, camping, swimming, foraging, running, dancing, riding his bike, meditating, slacklining, gardening, yoga, and connecting with people. He loves experiencing all that life has to offer with his partner Alissa and their dog Brite. Kevin is passionate about sharing the benefits of natural health and fitness and living a more nature connected life. He’s a Certified Personal Trainer and Founder of rewildyourbody.com

Heidi Barr

Writer and Editor

Heidi lives near the St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota with her husband and daughter where they tend a large organic vegetable garden, explore nature and do their best to live simply. As a wellness coach and writer, she is committed to supporting ways of being that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities and the planet. She loves putting words together to paint pictures of ideas, as well as supporting others as they explore what it means to live well on a finite planet. Hiking through forests and across prairies, wading in streams, digging in the soil and surrounding herself with natural wonder help her stay grounded in reality. She has a beautiful online project called Embody Abundance and she also contributes regularly to livingenough.com.

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The Blog

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