About Carine McCandless

Carine McCandless is the sister of Chris McCandless, a.k.a. Alexander Supertramp, whose life story has captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. Her input was crucial to the development of Jon Krakauer’s international best seller, Into the Wild. Krakauer endorses Carine as “a gifted communicator; she is engaging, inspiring, and bracingly outspoken.” Into the Wild spent a remarkable 119 straight weeks on The New York Times best seller list, is printed in 28 languages, and is required reading at universities in countries all over the globe including the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Canada, and France.

Carine also worked closely with Academy Award-winning actor and writer/director Sean Penn for his critically acclaimed film adaptation of Into The Wild. An accomplished writer, Carine received screen credit for her script contributions.

Carine McCandless has a unique skill set that lends itself well to a wide variety of lecture topics and presentations. As a successful self-made entrepreneur since the age of nineteen, Carine has twenty years of experience as a conservative businesswoman and frequently shares her experience at corporate engagements and retreats. A favorite of universities, many of which have integrated Into the Wild into their coursework, she is an enduring voice for Chris McCandless and his legacy, inspiring the next generation to lead lives of conviction. From her own experiences as a survivor of domestic violence, to parenting a child with special needs, Carine will inspire listeners to overcome obstacles and adversity with the power of a positive attitude.