Carine McCandless is the sister of literary icon Chris McCandless, a.k.a. Alexander Supertramp, whose life story has captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. She played a vital role in the success of Into The Wild, the internationally best selling book written by renowned author Jon Krakauer. Krakauer endorses Carine as “a gifted communicator, she is engaging, inspiring, and bracingly outspoken.” Into The Wild sold millions of copies in the U.S. alone, spent a remarkable 119 straight weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, is printed in 28 languages and is required reading at Universities all over the globe including the U.S., U.K., 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 and narrative throughout the film, working along side Penn, celebrated poet Sharon Olds, and actress Jena Malone who portrays Carine in Into The Wild. Carine worked as a direct consultant to Sean Penn during the making of the film, and provided valuable insight to many of the actors including protagonist Emile Hirsch & Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden.
Carine has been interviewed for such widely read publications as Outside Magazine, The New Yorker and the L.A. Times. She has appeared on national television broadcasts such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Sunday Morning and ABC News 20/20.
Recently invited to join the prestigious Random House Speakers Bureau, Carine McCandless has a unique skills 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 shares the knowledge that today’s corporate world needs to hear.
A favorite of Universities, she inspires the next generation to lead lives of conviction and to choose their paths with truth, sincerity, and passion to guide them into their unique and personal future endeavors.
From her own experiences as a survivor of domestic violence, to parenting a child with special needs, Carine will inspire you to overcome obstacles and adversity with the power of a positive attitude. You will learn how to summon the courage to follow your heart in the direction that leads to happiness.
Carine is an enduring voice for Chris McCandless and his legacy. She teaches about the importance of truth and family. She speaks with the loving support of her six other siblings: Sam, Stacy, Shawna, Shelly, Shannon and Quinn.
Like her brother, Carine is passionate about helping those less fortunate. She supports a number of international and domestic charities that champion such causes as nature & wildlife conservation and human rights advocacy. Her most current philanthropic interest is with non-profit organization Promise Places.