Artist and conservation advocate Patti Jacquemain founded the Wildling Museum in 1997. With her devoted husband Dave Gledhill and their friends working tirelessly, the Wildling opened its doors in Los Olivos in 2000.  The Wildling moved to its current larger location in Solvang in 2013. Since its founding, the Wildling has grown an active community of museum volunteers, museum members, board members, advisory council members and staff. The museum engages over 12,000 people a year through art classes for young and old, community art shows, film screenings, lectures and more!


Stacey Otte-Demangate
Executive Director
(805) 686-8216

Lauren Sharp
Assistant Director
(805) 686-8315

Julie Mock
Museum Store & Office Assistant
(805) 688-1082

Karen Hanson
Membership & Development Assistant
(805) 686-8315

Jake Abraham
Hannah Gechter

Weekend Assistants


Kristine Power, President

Kate Godfrey, Vice President

David Gledhill, Treasurer

Pat Moser, Secretary

Jim Balsitis

Patti Jacquemain, Founder, Emeritus

Rich Nagler

Kevin Patterson

Gail Persoon

George Rose

June Sochel

Charles Stauffer

Advisory Council

Peter Adams

Tony Askew

Ed and Sue Birch

Louise Clarke

Patty DeDominic

Raye Haskell

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp

Alexander Power

Suzi Schomer

Richard and Thekla Sanford

Judy Stapelmann

Job Opportunities

No current career opportunities. Please call (805) 686-8315 to learn about volunteering with us!