Sebastian Schmid

Sebastian (he/him) is a mentor for the Wild Tenders youth program. He grew up in Topanga Canyon (Tongva territory). His lineage is Austrian, German, and Czech and he currently lives as a white settler on Southern Pomo territory. He is particularly passionate about the bird world and also supporting the youth in creating healthy and loving relationships with the more-than-human world.

Sebastian was home-schooled for the majority of his life, which granted him the privilege to spend a lot of time outside and realize the importance of a deep connection to Mother Earth. Sebastian is a 3-year graduate of the Weaving Earth Immersion and is now in the 2nd year of supporting the Wild Tenders youth program. He has supported youth programs for the Friends of the Petaluma River and recently completed a 9-month course with Kathleen Lockyer that examined the developmental benefits of raising children with a deep connection to our natural world. He continually feels excited about developing a reciprocal relationship with Wild Tenders participants.