It’s Time to #MeetWilden! Meet our Event and Social Media Manager Johanna.
1. What is your name?
My name is Johanna Macheledt
2. Which Wilden neighbourhood do you live in?
I’ll soon get to call the new neighbourhood Echo Ridge my home.
3. What do you do for work and where can we find you online?
My work life is very versatile I’d say. I work part-time for our family agency Kodiak BC, which specializes in film and photo. I also do social media work for Wilden, run the Wilden Instagram account, write blog content and plan events. When I’m not doing that you can find me at the Hot Box Yoga studio teaching some classes and just making sure everything is up to speed around the studio.
You can follow our Kodiak BC adventures on Instagram. Together with my boyfriend Vince I created a travel Instagram account in 2017 to document our times abroad & exploring. You can check that one out here. Or just check out my personal profile where I mostly share about yoga, everyday life and outdoor adventures. 🙂
4. How do you relax after a hard day at work?
When my mind is really busy from work I usually like to unwind by taking a yoga class and recenter. If I’m not doing that I like to take the family dogs out for a hike in Wilden. I usually like to find a nice spot to sit down for a bit to just enjoy the view and let my mind wander.
5. What is your secret superpower?
Making doggie bow ties and bandanas for our dogs Shanti & Nelson.
6. What are some of your favourite things about Wilden?
I think the community up here in Wilden is amazing. Together with Lucie, I started teaching yoga classes at the Presentation Centre in December 2018 and it just amazes me how Wilden residents show up and connect with each other. Planning the Wild One Run last year for the first time was also really special for our community I think. Besides that I really love how many trails I can access – I especially love the ones with lake view.
7. What is the most amazing adventure to go on in the Okanagan?
We have an abundance of great hikes and lookout spots throughout the Okanagan to find your next adventure. Another fun thing is trying new wineries, breweries and cideries all the way from Kelowna down to Naramata and Oliver. There are still so many wineries I haven’t been to and every single time I go on a wine tour I come across amazing small businesses. My most recent find: the delicious cheese from Poplar Grove.
8. If you were an animal living in Wilden, which one would you be?
Definitely not a marmot – too many predators! I think I’d enjoy being a deer. They aways look so elegant when they hop through the high grass and it seems like they have a pretty amazing life back there.
9. If you could give $1M to charity, which one would you choose?
I’d love to donate some of the money to our Blenk Family Fund for Youth Mental Health. Mental Health is a rising struggle and I think there’s still so much potential in the community to spread more awareness, to make mental health an open conversation. The other part I’d like to give to initiatives working on a more sustainable future.
10. Tell us about one of your greatest adventures/memories in Wilden so far.
Taking the E-Bike out for a ride on the trails one time was definitely quite adventurous and so much fun. One of my greatest memories is the first Wilde One Run we put on in October 2018. Such an amazing day full of good vibes, community and local support to raise awareness for mental health.
11. If you could choose anyone to be your neighbour, who would you choose?
I’d really like to have my parents who live in Germany as neighbours as I don’t see them very much. Or some of my best friends from back home would also be amazing to have close by.
12. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
If I didn’t have to sleep I’d like to spend the extra time reading as I barley ever get the chance and soaking up all the yoga knowledge. And I;d also like to pick up dancing again as I really miss it.