Hello and welcome to Wild Pines!

I’m Liz, owner and creative director. I grew up on the East Coast but the Lost Sierra has been a part of my story since 2010.

For the past 7 years, I have been a teacher in New England and have returned every summer to enjoy the dusty trails, pristine waters, and abundant sunshine of the Lost Sierra. Over that time, I have developed strong relationships with many community members and business owners. One very special friendship grew with business owner and kindred spirit - Linda Breedlove, of Ecocentric. Linda and her business partner, Nelda became dear friends whom I would visit regularly at Ecocentric - shopping at the beautiful store which always evoked laughter and happiness.

I would have never imagined - ten years ago - that I would become a business owner in Graeagle. After an abrupt series of life-altering events in summer 2020, it was decided that I would become the new owner of Ecocentric. I am absolutely thrilled to bring my passion for art, community, sustainability and adventure to a reinvention of Ecocentric, now named, Wild Pines. 

I aim to make Wild Pines a place where everyone feels welcome. It is a retail shop but also a space to gather, to connect, and to find inspiration. We carry products for your mind, body and adventure that you can feel really good about buying. As a shop owner, I hand select every brand and crafter that we carry with integrity and quality in mind. I am excited to have a storefront that supports local makers and crafts people, like myself. As a lover of the environment, I source brands that are aware of their footprint, and make useful and unique products that will enhance your next adventure.