Joe Louis Hoffman Wildman 1955 - 4/4/2021
Joe Louis Hoffman changed his last name to Wildman together with his wife, who had been Kayla Wilder, friends remember. The two combined their names to become the Wildmans.
Hoffman was a Chicago film student turned activist when he found his way to California, working as a political organizer in Oakland before coming to Mendocino County in 1993. He had been a top official in the state’s Green Party in his early years but later moved his volunteer efforts to the Democratic Party.