Sierra Vandervort

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Portland, OR
Indiana University
Festival Culture, Mindfulness & Sustainability, Traveling On A Budget
  • In 2012, Sierra won first place in the Quill & Scroll International Writing Contest for News Reporting.
  • She has attended and covered more than 20 music, yoga, and wellness festivals around the world.
  • During the pandemic she & her husband built out their Dodge van and traveled the country with their two dogs.


Sierra has more than 15 years of experience as a writer. She published her first book, "101 Things I'll Teach My Daughter," while she was still in college. In 2017, she founded a media brand called The Local Mystic, an educational hub devoted to mindful, natural living for women. Through The Local Mystic, she's written books, hosted women's circles, and lead wellness retreats worldwide. She's been an avid freelancer over the years, penning articles for Yoga Journal, HuffPost, Mother Earth Living, and Outside Magazine. Her writing has taken her around the world, from New York and London to New Orleans and beyond. She joined Static Media as a Features writer for, using her expertise in the traveling lifestyle to create dynamic and inspiring stories.


Sierra had a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington.
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