ABOUT OJAI WILD!
The 12th annual Ojai WILD!, a benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch, takes place each year at The Thacher School’s Upper Field surrounded by panoramic views of the Ojai Valley and Topatopa Mountains.
More than 300 guests join us each year to celebrate our accomplishments while raising support for the protection of our region’s wildlife, wilderness, and waterways.
Guests enjoy farm-to-table appetizers and dinner, local wines and craft beer, live music, silent and live auctions, a wine cellar raffle, and an afternoon of fun, friendship, community, and conservation.
Local wines & CRAFT BREWS
Oceanfront Villa Along the Mexican Riviera With Private Chef for 12
Four Night Hosted B&B Stay for Two in Edinburgh, Scotland for The Edinburgh Festival
Presentation of the wilderness legacy award
to John & Kathy Broesamle
Selection of delicious desserts & coffee
A GREEN EVENT
We are proud to offer a sustainably-produced event with recycling and composting provided by The Thacher School. All event materials are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible to protect the environment, and most food and beverages are sourced from local, sustainable, and organic farms.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS
SESPE WILDERNESS sponsors
Dick and Marilyn Mazess
PATAGONIA & YVON CHOUINARD
TOPATOPA BLUFF sponsors
MATILIJA FALLS sponsors
Other Event Partners
ASHLEY LEE, PROGRAM LAYOUT
DWIER BROWN, OUR EMCEE
THE BRYAN TITUS TRIO
VILLANOVA PREPATORY SCHOOL
WILDERNESS LEGACY AWARD
2019 RECIPIENTS: JOHN & KATHY BROESAMLe
LIVE MUSIC BY
TODD HANNIGAN & SLEEPING CHIEF
Sleeping Chief is a musical collective featuring Todd Hannigan, Jesse Siebenberg, Micah Gustafson, Bob Siebenberg, Austin Beede, Mario Calire, Aaron Embry, and Fernie Apodaca. Todd is an Ojai-based composer, singer-songwriter, and Grammy-winning film mixer and sound designer. He also is founder of Brotheryn Studios, a recording facility in Ojai. With influences like Nick Drake, Mark Knofler, and Cat Stevens, he has released four studio albums and is known in the international surf community for his collaborations with the Malloy brothers, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Jackson Browne. Hannigan’s Brotheryn Studios is recognized for work on award-winning surf films “thicker than water,” “shelter,” “groundswell,” “Big Easy Express,” and “Cuatro”. His original voice, perspective, and signature fingerpicking make him one of folk’s underground sons.
Highlights: Ojai WILD! 2018
Photo credits: Luke Butcher