about us

 Born and raised in the food mecca of Memphis, Tennessee, Arielle and Paul are the sister-brother duo behind GoWild Foods. After years apart working for sustainable food systems and conservation policy, their shared passion for creating food that is better for people and the planet reunited them and spawned the creation of GoWild Foods. 

 

ARIELLE MOINESTER

Fueled by a passion for food systems that serve both people and the planet, Arielle has been on a journey ranging from the coffee farms of Honduras to the mountains of Afghanistan. Through co-founding and working with mission-aligned food companies and connecting small farmers to markets around the world, Arielle has developed an acute ability to build and scale projects with purpose. After years of working for one world and eating for another, Arielle teamed up with Paul to create a future in which eating can restore the planet and communities we love.  

Arielle is a founding Advisory Board Member of Ag Innovation Development Group, a University of California Berkeley Development Impact Lab Practitioner in Residence, 2014 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, and a Kiva Agriculture Ambassador. Arielle earned her M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics and an M.S. in International Agriculture Development from the University of California, Davis. 

 

paul moinester

An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Paul fights with love for the waters and lands that live within him. Whether it was leading the successful Congressional coalition against the Keystone XL Pipeline, crafting a national campaign to protect Alaskan salmon wilderness, or completing his graduate work in resource management, Paul has dedicated his life to generating effective solutions to critical environmental challenges. Tired of eating foods that harm the very resources he has spent his life protecting, Paul teamed up Arielle to create GoWild Foods. 

Paul has a Masters Degree in Environmental Resource Management from the University College of Dublin, where he attended as a George Mitchell Scholar, as well as a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis as a Political Science and Environmental Studies double major. Paul is also a recipient of the Harry S Truman Scholarship and the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.