Katie Smith-Adair
Chairman and President, IRL Arts Foundation

Katie has nearly a decade of experience in producing intentional, impactful events, both in person and online, alongside such partners as (RED), The UN, Condé Nast, Intuit, and AmEx, as well as countless winemakers and European wine region marketing orgs.

She had a fast fashion problem while living in New York, which she atones for now by only wearing what she already owns and now only purchases slightly overpriced secondhand items she might wear sometime in the future. She will fish your recyclables out of the garbage bin, even if she isn’t confident modern American recycling is real. Please don’t offer her a bottle of water.

Hagan Blount
Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary, IRL Arts Foundation

Hagan is a vocal proponent of anticonsumption and the regionally sourced food movement. He’s a supporter of and donor to Slow Food USA, The Santa Barbara County Food Bank, and #MeToo.

His mom has been extolling the benefits of eating locally sourced meats and produce for years, but only recently, while watching The Future of Food did he become awakened to the widening chasm between the ideals of America’s food producers and consumers. He does not give and tries his hardest not to receive gifts (unless that gift is food, cash, or an experience – he’ll give/take those).

P.A. Shuttleworth
Director, IRL Arts Foundation

A lifetime educational professional with 25+ years in public schools and social work, she has always had an awareness of the fragility planet and its connections to healthy food. Possessing deep reverence for those who plant, nurture and harvest our bountiful crops she will never shy away from a meaningful discussion on how our personal decisions and food choices impact us all in the end.

Often susceptible to pretty things , she now finds happiness in owning less, buying less and appreciating the bounty and abundance she is fortunate to experience in each day.