Born and raised in Southeastern Michigan, Tina Essmaker is a New York City-based editor and writer.

She is a partner at the publishing studio, Wayward Wild, and Editor in Chief and cofounder of The Great Discontent, a magazine and live event series that features inspiring conversations with today’s artists, makers, and risk-takers.

Prior to her current pursuits, Tina earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit and spent over a decade working with runaway and homeless youth in Michigan. 


Photo by Meredith Jenks