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Ellie Harvey | Co-Founder
Born and raised in the East San Francisco Bay Area, Ellie discovered her passion for event planning at a young age. Whether it was coordinating a Leadership Summit for her Polly Pockets at the age of 6 or organizing the annual tea party for her American Girl dolls at age 9, Ellie was always in the midst of planning any number of events throughout her childhood. Although she now spends far less time with dolls, not much else has changed. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Communications, she began a career in the entertainment industry. With a strong background in film and television, she’s found herself most invigorated when she can combine her love for storytelling with her love for event planning (Enter: Wilder Events Co.). When she’s not planning events for Polly Pockets, American Girl dolls, or even real people, Ellie can be found binging The Office, smothering her pup (left), wolfing down Everything bagels, or guzzling liters of coffee.
Lexi Fujii | Co-Founder
Lexi grew up in a small Bay Area town, nestled against Mt. Diablo, which must have been the catalyst for her love of the outdoors. She graduated with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems from UC Davis, leaving with a strong passion for food, agriculture, and community. From a young age, Lexi loved planning, from travel itineraries to organizing events, she owns an hour-by-hour daily planner in order to make sure she can fit in all of her “to-dos”, but more importantly her adventures, into a 24-hour period. Beyond being a lover of all things food, her cat, and traveling, she also loves love--especially that adventurous kind where you fall in love under waterfalls, on mountain tops, and in desert storms, and thus…Wilder. It’s the perfect match for someone who craves exploration, who plans everything from morning routines to next weekend’s escapades, and whose goal in life is to bring people together.
Sami Tkel | Co-Founder