What does Wildeagle symbolize?
It is a combination of two names—Wilde and Reagle. Two letters were removed, the last letter of Wilde (Sean Wilde) and the first letter of Reagle (Christina Reagle). Sean and Christina are friends, companions, lovers, and creators.
For them the delight of being outdoors in quiet wilderness spots, looking for local historical sites, examining flowers and vegetation, and listening for the quiet sounds of water, birds, animals, and wind never grows old. Each finds strength in the solitude of breathing fresh air while moving along a path and hiking up a ravine.
Both enjoy creating. Sean plays with words and images as he creates visual work gathered from the collective unconsciousness. Christina gleans stories from her life experiences and those of others she meets along the way.
Eagles have a special significance to Christina because of years in southeast Alaska. During a difficult transition period they listened to her cry as they whispered not to worry. She watched them fly above as she hiked many trails and sat at Eagle Beach. Often during kayak trips eagle feathers appeared while floating a river or along a coastal byway.
About the Author
Christina Reagle was born in California. She became an Airforce brat traveling to different states before ending up in Hawai‘i in 1956 where she was graciously accepted into families of friends from varying cultures. The warmth of people increased her interest and appreciation for diversity. After graduating from Roosevelt High School (go Rough Riders!) in Hawai‘i, she returned to California to become a teacher.
After teaching in California she and her husband were hired to teach in rural Alaska. Comfort with diverse groups became a valuable resource and increased her effectiveness as an educator over the thirty plus years she worked in rural Alaska communities. Despite fifty below zero temperatures the immenseness of Alaska’s wilderness captured her heart. Taking time to play outdoors with her sons and friends hiking, running, backpacking and kayaking led to amazing memories and fun stories. Events she experienced and landscapes she saw many people only read and dream about in the pages of National Geographic or outdoor magazines.
Christina was in the enviable position of being in the right place at the right time to observe transitions both in Hawai‘i and Alaska as they were rushed into full statehood. Her motto continues to be ‘adventures are out there just waiting for us to find them.’ Being in the woods is much more fun than shopping in a mall. Her career in education spanned more than fifty years.