Bewilder exists to fuel your imagination

An image of Bezzi the Yeti, Bewilder's mascot, with the words "What We Do" over her.

Bewilder is an outdoor education company based in Los Angeles. We blend art, games, storytelling, and gear to inspire busy families to spend time outside.

Join Bezzi the Yeti

and her crew of Bewilder Beasts to learn about our environment, one adventure at a time.

Our ethos

nature is everywhere. Whether we’re reading a book or riding a bike, there are infinite ways to cherish nature.

be ready, stay safe. Education is our bedrock. We prepare for surprises so we can enjoy being outside.  

presence leads to joy. Being in nature encourages us to act with intention and feel connected to our loved ones.  

celebrate change. We welcome different traditions, cultures, and ideas for understanding our natural world.

Our team

Yvonne Leow

CEO & Founder
Favorite LA park
LA State Historic Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Soaking in a hot spring
Must-bring snack
Sour punch bites
Favorite outdoor gear
Petzl Bindi headlamp
Favorite LA park
LA State Historic Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Soaking in a hot spring
Must-bring snack
Sour punch bites
Favorite outdoor gear
Petzl Bindi headlamp

Ona Zimhart

Events Director
Favorite LA Park
Anywhere with lots of trees
Favorite outdoor activity
Swimming in lakes
Must-bring snack
Local fruit :)
Favorite outdoor gear
Hammock!
Favorite LA Park
Anywhere with lots of trees
Favorite outdoor activity
Swimming in lakes
Must-bring snack
Local fruit :)
Favorite outdoor gear
Hammock!

Morgan Taylor

Operations Director
Favorite LA park
Vista Hermosa
Favorite outdoor activity
Exploring somewhere new!
Must-bring snack
Apples & peanut butter
Favorite outdoor gear
Cozy socks
Favorite LA park
Vista Hermosa
Favorite outdoor activity
Exploring somewhere new!
Must-bring snack
Apples & peanut butter
Favorite outdoor gear
Cozy socks

Mason Conrad

Host & Writer
Favorite LA park
Coldwater Canyon Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Birdwatching
Must-bring snack
Dried chili mangoes
Favorite outdoor gear
Binoculars
Favorite LA park
Coldwater Canyon Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Birdwatching
Must-bring snack
Dried chili mangoes
Favorite outdoor gear
Binoculars

Jacob Miller

Video Editor & Animator
Favorite LA park
Griffith Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Frizby
Must-bring snack
Trail mix
Favorite outdoor gear
A good backpack
Favorite LA park
Griffith Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Frizby
Must-bring snack
Trail mix
Favorite outdoor gear
A good backpack

Gerry Tonella

After School Program Instructor
Favorite LA park
LA State Historic Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Strolling in light rain
Must-bring snack
Chocolate milk!
Favorite outdoor gear
Hiking boots
Favorite LA park
LA State Historic Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Strolling in light rain
Must-bring snack
Chocolate milk!
Favorite outdoor gear
Hiking boots

Emma Alley

After School Program Instructor
Favorite LA park
Griffith Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Hiking by mountain streams
Must-bring snack
Nuts!
Favorite outdoor gear
My hammock
Favorite LA park
Griffith Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Hiking by mountain streams
Must-bring snack
Nuts!
Favorite outdoor gear
My hammock

Eric Solis

After School Program Instructor
Favorite LA park
LA State Historic Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Water balloon fight!
Must-bring snack
Chewy granola bars
Favorite outdoor gear
Bluetooth speaker that clips to your belt loop
Favorite LA park
LA State Historic Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Water balloon fight!
Must-bring snack
Chewy granola bars
Favorite outdoor gear
Bluetooth speaker that clips to your belt loop

Ronnie Toone

After School Program Instructor
Favorite LA park
Griffith Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Swimming, canoeing, it's so hard to pick!
Must-bring snack
Granola
Favorite outdoor gear
A good windbreaker!
Favorite LA park
Griffith Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Swimming, canoeing, it's so hard to pick!
Must-bring snack
Granola
Favorite outdoor gear
A good windbreaker!

Naiseyi Martinez

After School Program Instructor
Favorite LA park
Barnsdall Art Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Hiking
Must-bring snack
S'mores
Favorite outdoor gear
NEMO Stargazer chair
Favorite LA park
Barnsdall Art Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Hiking
Must-bring snack
S'mores
Favorite outdoor gear
NEMO Stargazer chair

Miriam Cruz

Events Lead
Favorite LA park
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Favorite outdoor activity
Picnics and walks
Must-bring snack
Protein bars
Favorite LA park
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Favorite outdoor activity
Picnics and walks
Must-bring snack
Protein bars

Paul Cheung

Advisor
Favorite outdoor activity
Going to the beach
Must-bring snack
Dried fruit
Favorite outdoor gear
Swiss army knife
Favorite outdoor activity
Going to the beach
Must-bring snack
Dried fruit
Favorite outdoor gear
Swiss army knife

Veronica Head

Camper
What's your favorite national park
Grand Canyon National Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Skiing
Must-bring snack
Gogo Apple Sauce Squeeze
Favorite outdoor gear
Hydration bladder
What's your favorite national park
Grand Canyon National Park
Favorite outdoor activity
Skiing
Must-bring snack
Gogo Apple Sauce Squeeze
Favorite outdoor gear
Hydration bladder

Our founder's story

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For years, I used to govern my life with checkboxes. I poured myself into journalism, jumping from one job to the next, but I gradually felt the weight of apathy and listlessness sink into my bones. What was I chasing? Status? Wealth? After graduation, I had lived in six different cities in four years. Nothing felt fulfilling; every decision was a distraction.

It has taken me years to feel confident in nature and even longer to realize that I’m worth more than my job title or the number of emails I write in a day. Spending time outside has taught me that life isn’t a series of lists. It’s a sandbox where we can learn, explore, imagine, and create.

Yvonne Leow, CEO & Founder