Who we are

We are a small team of committed individuals bringing you inspiration & educational resources grounded in Nature.

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

How we got started

We Are Wildness was founded by Alissa in 2011 as a personal growth project. After struggling with depression and anxiety for many years, she found nature connection and living closer to the land to be instrumental in her healing process. Ever passionate about wildlife, nature and wild spaces, Alissa’s hope upon starting WAW was to create an avenue with which to inspire people to reconnect, protect and preserve both their intrinsic wildness and the wildness of the greater earth organism.  That personal growth project has now grown into a beautiful collective of wild, yet modern humans who share experiences in many ways: By participation in WAWU, an online school, by reading and contributing to a diverse blog,  and by connecting with other Nature lovers via a  large social media community.

Our Team

Alissa Wild

Alissa Wild

Founder / Creative Director

Alissa is a wild woman introvert who loves wandering through the forest trails of her local woodlands seeking birdsong and keepsakes. She founded We Are Wildness in an effort to inspire more people to get outside and reconnect with the wild world. She is passionate about helping people remember the child-like inner wildness that we all have. She's a social media maven, eco-feminist, and feels an ardent connection to those feathered, finned, and furred. She relishes regular time in solitude to nourish spirit and feels most at home in the rivers and forests of Coast Salish territories on Vancouver Island. She shares her rural riverside cabin with her furry husky Brite, and her partner, Kevin.

Kevin Park

Kevin Park

Communications / Operations

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.

I have so much gratitude. My heart feels happy and so extremely appreciative of you guys and what you are doing for everyone, as I'm positive I am not the only person you've helped this tremendously! I can't imagine how my life would be without taking interest in your challenge. I will always remember how you've helped me, along with everyone I've met along the way. There's no way I could possibly repay you - but I thank you so so much for everything, and I wanted to make it known to you how much you've helped me unknowingly. Y'all are awesome. Keep doing what you're doing.

Melanie

I’m a huge fan of your work and what you’re trying to accomplish. I believe nature is the center of our being and where true healing can begin. Thank you!

Montanna Z.

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Tara S.