Sherb Talk: "Wildpreneurs" with Tamara Jacobi

Tuesday, July 7th. Doors at 7:00, presentation at 7:30 pm. Entry by suggested $10 donation.

Join author Tamara Jacobi as she presents Wildpreneurs: free-spirits turning passion into business. Come alive—personally and professionally.

Join Tamara Jacobi, author of Wildpreneurs, and founder of the Tailwind Jungle Lodge for an evening of free-spirited inspiration. This author presentation explores how adventurous entrepreneurs such as surf guides, ski photographers, tree-house builders, yoga/wellness instructors, nature lovers, digital nomads and other free-thinkers have created their dream businesses and lifestyle. Readings from the book are accompanied by a series of 4 short feature films to inspire, illuminate the Wildpreneur lifestyle, empower the audience and offer 3 "Ws" for getting started as a Wildpreneur: Wish, Wildpreneur Approach and Wisdom. This presentation is for anyone who is looking to come alive, chase their dreams and/or design their life—personally and professionally. Prepare for a journey of freedom, purpose and exploring infinite possibilities. Books will be available for purchase and Tamara will sign after presentation.

Known as “The Jungle Girl”, Tamara Jacobi is the founder of the Tailwind Jungle Lodge and author of Wildpreneurs (HarperCollins Leadership, Feb. 2020)—a guidebook for turning passion into business. The book is also an adventure story that tells of creation of the Tailwind Jungle Lodge alongside the wisdom and experience of fellow Wildpreneurs globally. Tamara’s jungle lodge on the Mexican Pacific attracts international guests seeking inspiration, adventure and fresh perspective.Born in Vermont and raised in Quebec, Tamara’s free-spirit was sparked by family expeditions on a shoestring budget that included mountaineering Mexico’s volcanos, bike-packing the USA’s Continental Divide and kayaking the Sea of Cortez. Her journey continued at Middlebury College (VT) where she attended a class called Entrepreneurship 101. On graduation day (Feb. 2007), she skied down a mountain with a Wall Street job opportunity in one hand and a plan for her dream business in the other. She looked beyond the status quo, tuned into what makes her come alive, and headed to the jungle!  

Tamara is delighted to be part of the Ridgway community. She and her family are currently daydreaming about the designs of their future home.  

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A history of community

Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 & 610 Clinton Street

P.O. Box 236

Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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