Highlights: Ojai WILD! 2017
Photos from Last Year's Event
Photo credits: David N Lee & Pete Davis & Luke Williams
LIVE MUSIC BY
THE BRYAN TITUS TRIO
THE BRYAN TITUS TRIO GROWS UP LIKE A WEED FROM A TANGLED AND OVERGROWN HISTORY OF BLUEGRASS AND AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC. RECENTLY TOUTED AS A "POSTMODERN BARN DANCE" BAND THEY WRITE AND PERFORM TOE-TAPPING TUNES THAT EVOKE THEMES AND MELODIES OF YESTERDAY WITH A PINCH OF MODERN IRONY.
BRYAN TITUS DRAWS HEAVILY ON LESSONS LEARNED ON HIS 2013 THROUGH HIKE OF THE APPALACIAN TRAIL, ESPECIALLY THE MUSIC PICKED UP IN GEORGIA, TENNESSEE, NORTH CAROLINA, AND VIRGINIA. HIS VOCALS ARE BOTH SMOOTH AND ROUGH, HIS GUITAR PLAYING SIMULTANEOUSLY ELEGANT AND PRIMITIVE.
THE TRIO, COMPRISED OF JEFF KRANZLER ON UPRIGHT BASS, AND DUSTIN JANSON ON CAJON AND VOCALS PERFECTLY FILLS OUT AND ENHANCES EACH SONG WITH HIGHLY EFFECTIVE YET SIMPLE ACCOMPANIMENT. THEY HAVE RECENTLY COMPLETED A TOUR UP THE WEST COAST FROM THE HOME BASE OF SANTA BARBARA TO SEATTLE AND BACK IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW EP TRIO.
SESPE WILDERNESS sponsors
TOPA TOPA BLUFF sponsors
Ed & Andrea Kish
PINE MOUNTAIN sponsors
RACHEL AND GRIFFIN BARKLEY
Piedra Blanca sponsors
TOPA MOUNTAIN WINERY
MATILIJA FALLS sponsors
RUTH LASWELL AND ROBERT BONEWITZ
ALLAN MORTON AND PEET STEINMETZ
RICHARD AND FREDRICA WELCH
Other Event Providers
ASHLEY LEE, PROGRAM LAYOUT
LORI'S ORIGINAL LEMONADE
THE BRYAN TITUS TRIO
VENTURA PARTY RENTAL CENTER
10th ANNUAL OJAI WILD! FEATURED:
a fun and exciting afternoon on the BEAUTIFUL Upper Field of The Thacher School. guests Enjoyed craft beer, local wines, exciting auctions, and a delicious local organic DINNER BY SEASONS CATERING, all with a backdrop of spectacular sweeping views of the Ojai Valley and the Los Padres National Forest. All proceeds from the event benefited Los Padres ForestWatch in our efforts to protect and preserve your local backcountry.
The afternoon included:
Live music by Dan Grimm
Delicious appetizers AND A GOURMET DINNER BY SEASONS CATERING
Local craft brews BY FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING CO.
Local hand-crafted wines from Casa Barranca Winery, The Ojai Vineyard, Solminer Wines, and Topa Mountain Winery.
A Silent auction featuring unique items
A short program TO SALUTE THE SESPE's 25th ANNIVERSARY AND TO HONOR THE THACHER SCHOOL with THE Wilderness legacy award
live auction with guest auctioneer from Jim Nye / the Benefit Auction guy
a selection of delicious desserts and BEACON coffee featuring a speciality condor cake, mcconnell's ice cream - Ventura and thacher road cookies
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.
2017 Live Auction Items
Backstage Tour for Four
Get an up-close and personal look at Ventura County's most successful internally acclaimed outdoor company, Patagonia. Your group of 4 will learn about Patagonia's heart for conservation while visiting its international headquarters in downtown Ventura. This half-day tour led by a long-time Patagonia employee includes a visit to Yvon Chouinard's forge, a healthy organic and sustainable lunch with Patagonia staff, a tour of the Main Campus where products are dreamed-up, designed, and put on the show-room floor, a visit to Patagonia's new private archive, and a visit with a special Patagonia VIP.
Donated by Patagonia
Craig & Mary's
Most Excellent Backpacking Adventure
ACCOMMODATES UP TO 4 PEOPLE INCLUDING MEALS.
Donated by Craig Carey & Mary Looby
More details to come!
at Sonoma Broadway Farms
3 days and 2 nights lodging for Twenty to Thirty people in downtown Sonoma
on a traditional farm Including a private chef.
Donated by Preston Raisin and Sonoma Broadway Farms
Weeklong Stay At Big Bear
Bear-Foot Cabin 5 nights & 6 dayS in a beautifully renovated cabin in Big Bear, Sleeps 6. located within oUR sECOND-fAVORITE nATIONAL fOREST: the San Bernardino.
Donated by Dave & Noel Kelsch
The ultimate relaxing Ojai Staycation! Start with relaxing in the healing waters of matilija Hot Springs at Ecotopia and then head down the valley to The Ojai Vineyard for Wine tasting. Spend the evening dining at the Mysterious and delicious Azu Restaurant, and then basking in the Pink Moment from your eclectic trailer at The Caravan Outpost. start your morning right with breakfast at NoSo.
Donated By The Caravan Outpost, Azu, Ecotopia, The Ojai Vineyard, and NoSo Vita
Taste of Ojai
Visit the restaurants you've been dying to try in town with Gift Cards to Nocciola, The Ranch House, Suzanne's, The Ojai Deer Lodge and Osteria Monte Grappa. Win Taste of Ojai and decide for yourself which are the best in town!
Donated by Nocciola, The Ranch House, Suzanne's Cuisine, The Ojai Dear Lodge, and Osteria Monte Grappa