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      Shea Samaniego

      what inspires your love of the outdoors?
      Being outside for me is like returning home. There is familiarity and adventure all wrapped up in one. It’s that there is so much growth to be had in the outdoors while simultaneously feeling comforted that I am always home.
      What are your favorite outdoor activities?
      I love to climb, mountain bike, hike, snowboard, walk my dogs, garden, swim, surf (still novice AF), play aeorbie, paddle board, just getting into kayaking. Basically any activity outside I am down for but I’d have to say my favorite is hiking/scrambling, it’s what makes me feel the most freedom.
      What are your artistic or creative passions?
      Artistically I love to write, draw and paint. I wouldn’t say I’m great at any of them. I write the most, and recently started sharing some journal entry and my thoughts through my posts on IG. I use it as both a creative and emotional outlet. I also love taking photos whether that’s of my dogs, my littles (cousins, nephew or siblings) or the GREAT outdoors.
      What’s your favorite piece of W&W gear?
      So far my favorite piece of W&W is the new summer crop hoodie! Teal/Jade is my most favorite color, the material is amazing, feels like butter on my skin, and I love the sleeve design/dot work, reminds me of what I would choose for my tattoos.
      What’s something funny about yourself?
      Weird: my farts can clear out a room 😂😜👍🏼
      Funny thing: my perception of time management of distance, I like to always go “a little bit further” and most people hate it 😂 and I tend to think 5 minutes means 20.
      Follow Shea on Instagram: @sheasamaniego
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      Valerie Newcomer

      Hey there folks! I'm Val! (She/her.)
      I was born and raised in Lincoln City Oregon where I learned to make seaweed skirts and went "jelly fishing" before SpongeBob made it cool.
      You could say I was born with salt water in my veins.
      I currently call Vancouver, WA my home for the last 10 years. 
      You will usually find me in the river or skating down on the waterfront.
      I fill my fun time being outdoors hiking, rollerskating, swimming, Charitable cheerleading, and trying to keep up with my 5 year old son. He can hike a mountain in crocs with a Capri Sun in his hand better than anyone I know!
      Ive been known to make some wicked macrame art pieces when I'm feeling inspired and I love crafting with fiber.
      I fill the work time (you know, the adulting stuff) with foster care kiddos and their families doing family time visitation.
      I have also coached high school cheerleading for 7 years now in Vancouver!
      My love and passion for cheerleading also brought me to founding my own Non-Profit, adult charitable cheerleading team called Cheer Portland. We raise funds and awareness for the LGBTQ+ Community and beyond.
      My Fave W&W Gear!? I think that is a difficult answer since I've got a lot of great gear, but my Tree Sleeves hoodie has served me well over the last few years and we have a lot of memories together! It's been on every adventure from the Oregon Coast, to the mountains in Tenessee, to Eastern Washington, to waterfalls in Oregon and right back here at home in Vancouver.
      Follow me here! @vkaymarie

       

      Kayla Edelis 

      Hi y'all! My name is Kayla and I live just outside of Portland, OR with my labrador retriever, Lincoln Louise. He is the apple of my eye and one of my biggest inspirations for getting outside. Together we LOVE road-trips, hiking, looking for cool rocks at the river, and taking pretty pictures. Lincoln's most favorite outdoor activity is eating anything that fits in his mouth..it's a *fun game. (*Not actually fun). Lately, digital photography has been a huge part of my life and I was recently given the opportunity to shoot my best friend's elopement (my first wedding shoot ever!!) and it was one of the greatest experiences. If I'm not home being a hermit or out in the forest with Link, I am likely scream-singing down the backroads outside of the city or birding at the refuge nearby #birbs 
      If I had a superpower it would be to stay comfortable all time, and for that reason my fave Wayward and Wild piece is my beloved Mushie hoodie that goes *everywhere* with me. 
      Follow Kayla on instagram: @kaylaedelis
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      Kitty Sunnette and Wolfgang the Corgi

      My name is Kitty and this is my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Wolfgang! Wolfgang and I spend the majority of our free time outdoors together exploring the PNW. My favorite outdoor activity is hiking of course and I'd say Wolfgang's favorite is eating snow! Wolfgang is who truly inspires me to get outdoors. We enjoy discovering new locations to photograph together! My favorite piece of W&W gear has to be the Watchcap Beanie! I am a sucker for a good beanie and this one passes all my tests, it's perfect!
      Follow Kitty and Wolfgang on instagram: @wolfgangthecorgi
       

      Crystal Gregg

      Growing up, I think I spent more time outdoors than I did inside. My family and I would take trips either camping at Spruce Run, hanging out at Hagg Lake to jet ski, or visiting my grandparents in Rockaway Beach. On the occasional raining days, we would go mud bogging in my dads blazer. As an adult, the outdoors is now my one place where I can go to feel centered again. It’s more than just a beautiful adventure. It’s a reminder of my glorious childhood.
      Follow Crystal on instagram: @crystalgregg

      Esmeralda Pacheco

      Hi, my name is Esmeralda Pacheco and I am PNW Native! 

      My love for the outdoors comes from finding beauty even when my life may not be going right. Whenever I feel like I need to re center myself I choose time out in nature. It provides challenges, solitude and mainly a recharge of my soul.
      I use my experiences outdoors as a healing tool and an inspiration for my art work. Its what drives me to be a full time artist.

      I hope to use my art to inspire the BIPOC community to take up their space in nature. Because as a women of color I think it’s important to help create that space. I want to show that spending time outdoors doesn’t have to look a certain way.

      You can usually catch me spending my days hiking, kayaking and now that the weather is improving, PLEIN AIR PAINTING!
      Follow Esmeralda on Instagram: @pnwlatinaworks 
       

      Chelsea Dunn

      Hi, I'm Chelsea! Oregon born and raised, I've loved exploring my home state (and anywhere else!) for as long as I can remember. The Oregon coast is my idea of heaven. My favorite outdoor activities include hiking, camping, soaking in hot springs, kayaking, and drinking cocktails on patios. When I'm not on an adventure, you can find me reading, making jewelry, or snuggling with my dog. I'll be living in my Wayward & Wild Carpe Noctem hoodie until it gets hot outside.
      ✌❤🌲
      Follow Chelsea on Instagram: @ginger.lemonayde
       

      Karina Scherer

      Hi there! 
      My name is Karina, 
      I was born and raised in Denver Colorado! 
      I am a Sagittarius so naturally, I am a curious wanderer constantly looking for new adventures! I am so excited to be apart of the W&W team!
      Follow Karina on Instagram: @karinaawolf
       

      Kati Cooke

      I grew up in Washington and currently live just outside of Portland Oregon with my Maltese-poodle named Kiki. I love to hike, cross country ski, kayak, and road trip to National Parks. When I’m not outdoors (which is rare!) I enjoy painting and cooking healthy new recipes.
      Follow Kati on Instagram: @kati_explores
       

      Kim Tucker

      I'm Kim. I'm [REDACTED] years old, still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I love hot sauce and a good joke. I say "stoked" and "jabroni" way too much. And as I've gotten older, I love a good piece a clothing that can withstand a lot of adventure...and washings. W&W is one of the brands that I love to wear without prompting. A soft shirt can be cozy to change into after a rainy trail run. Its like a place of comfort that you can wear. And the designs? Phew, we love the designs. There is truly something for that friend in your life that is itching for the next adventure. But aside from that, I've gained a love for the outdoors as a biracial woman. I don't see too much diversity within outdoor adventures. I'm hoping I can change that in my own unique way. Come adventure with me! 
      Follow Kim on Instagram: @thektuck


      Kali Grischow

        

      Hi I’m Kali!

      I find myself and my peace in nature! I work with animals and love to dance for my other activities and loves as well! There is nothing like the Oregon coast, it was my second home for me growing up. It will always have a special place in my heart. Or the beauty and dry heat of central Oregon!

      I am so happy to be part of wayward and wild to spread the word of nature, and support the wild we all have inside us all🌲 I feel so myself in this brand and I hope you all do too!🌿🌾✨ 

      Follow Kali on Instagram: @kaligrischow

       

      Raquel Duarte

      Hey! My name is Raquel. I was made and raised in Rose City (Portland) and have traversed all over my beautiful home state of Oregon. I’m an indie author, barista and full-time adventurer. I love road trips! and my fave weekend stay was in a tipi at the foot of the Wallowas.
      I am excited to be a part of the W&W team and rep this Oregon based brand.
      Follow Raquel on Instagram: @itsjustraquel