Wild SF is a group of passionate, funky artists and creatives who live and love San Francisco.
Since 2012 we’ve been leading backpackers, families and corporate teams on tours of radical neighborhoods, street art, food, music and ghosts. We understand the complexities in our communities, work to find our place in it, and utilize our team’s diversity to continuously shape the tours to best tell the story of San Francisco.
We are an artist/activist-led tour company, and we believe in sharing the people’s history: highlighting women, queer folks, people of color, and other marginalized communities. We aim to create an inclusive space free of discrimination for our guests, and expect groups and guides to act with curiosity, courtesy, and an open-mind 🙂
Our goal is to share the awesome places we’ve discovered, and make sure you fall in love with our city too.
Read on to meet our amazing guides!
We are always accepting resumes for tour guides and admin roles. Current job openings can be viewed here.
“Wild” Wes Leslie is a songwriter, bartender, and almost-local (East Bay native!). He writes “bedroom soul” music under his name Wes Leslie which you can find on Spotify here and website, and makes tropical cocktails with his traveling tiki pop-up bar Wild Wes’s Tik-Easy. He has spent time backpacking through much of the world, including a year living in Madrid, Spain, where he dreamt up this walking tour company. Follow him on IG @wes.leslie
J. Jo is a soulful musician, thinker, coach and astronomer. When not running the behind-the-scenes operations that make these tours possible, he is leading workshops around healthy masculinity and consent culture, and pursuing his neo-soul musical project known as Seoulstice. His music can be found online here and here.
A screenwriter, director and educator, Andrew “Fischer” Wong’s craft has taken him far–including Cannes Film Festival, where he premiered one of his short films. He studied film and cinematography at SF State, leads filmmaking workshops for youth, and has his own production company called ReTold Productions. When not educating or directing, Fischer is a foodie with a knack for groan-inducing puns.
Sebastian Cummings is an actor and performer, appearing both on stage and in feature films. He lived in San Francisco as a child, and has spent years living abroad in Germany and Mexico before returning to San Francisco to pursue his acting career. When not on set, Sebastian digs into the multi-sensory human experience, alchemy, and the supernatural.
The melodramatic Mary Vice is a full-time drag performer, spotted onstage regularly at Aunt Charlie’s, The Stud and other historic haunts. She hosts weekly revues, and has won numerous awards for her show-stopping performances. A Philadelphia transplant with an interest in all things ghostly and an eye for vampy glamour, she feels right at home on the Haunted SF Tour.
Artist and actress Mina can usually be found with a coffee in one hand and a drawing utensil in the other. With a passion for creating, she found her niche in technical theatre and moved to SF to study costume design. When she’s not creating costumes or building sets for the stage, she turns her focus to playwriting and improv to bring characters to life.
Iris is an Argentine/American filmmaker, poet and musician. She loves the outdoors, dance parties and making banana bread. While living in Buenos Aires she co-founded Proyecto Persiana, a beautiful urban arts community, and organized urban arts festivals nation-wide, hosting twelve graffiti festivals thus far.
A native Brooklynite, Lia moved to our foggy city and has made the West Coast her own. She is a funky dancer (and board member!) with the crew No Mirror Movement, and volunteers on the weekends at the community-run Alemany Farm and the Bay Area Childcare Collective. She co-wrote our Street Art tour, supports fellow guides, and steers the ship!
Maren is a mixed media artist as well as a writer and researcher for Wild SF. Friends describe her as “detail oriented,” “insatiably curious,” and “that girl who still has my pen, even though I’m pretty sure I never said she could take it.” She grew up in various parts of California and Germany which explains a few things. You can find more of Maren’s work on her website.