Inpsired by her time volunteering at Inspirica House in Stamford, CT, Ainsley designs the annual art competition, art donations and auction. When Ainsley is not working on Hearttoart.org, you will find her painitng, drawing or learning from other artists.
More than ten years ago, a school nurse brought young Cassidy to monthly ‘Art & Reading Nights’ at a local homeless shelter where youth engaged in art and reading projects. The experience transformed her view of community engagement, mentorship, and the value of creative expression and art therapy. Cassidy partners with her two sisters on fundraising efforts for Heart to Art as well as as website maintenance and art submissions for annyal competitions.
With thirty years of experience in strategic planning and business advisory & consulting services with The Camden Group and Ernst & Young, Riegel frequently works with boards on vision, direction and execution of strategic goals. She had been a trustee, board director and volunteer for a variety of non-profits, including an education foundation and several community-based organizations.
As an outdoor and adventure TV producer, Cheren ‘s credits include shows for CBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel and National Geographic. Having produced in more than 55 countries, Cheren is a sought-after international artist best known for his work on The Amazing Race, Naked and Afraid, Wicked Tuna and other programs. Prior to producing and directing for streaming and television, Cheren was an international travel and adventure journalist, covering events around the world for media and corporate clients.
Cacky is a mom, creative thinker, and community activist in Oklahoma. As the founding executive director of the largest film festival in the state, Ms. Poarch helped grow the deadCenter Film Festival into being named “Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine. Ms. Poarch has produced and directed multiple documentaries, including the award-winning documentary “Faces of the 47th: The Art of Activism.” She has contributed to the flourishing art scene in Oklahoma as the first Arts Placement Chair on the Oklahoma City Arts Commission. Ms. Poarch is currently pursuing a Leadership MBA and is in pre-production for her next documentary.
Kelly is deeply involved in the Arts, having sat on and chaired young patrons’ boards at museums in both San Francisco and New York including the de Young (SF) and the Museum of Arts and Design and the Park Avenue Armory (NYC). She chaired the exhibition opening parties for major fashion exhibitions including Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood and Balenciaga as well as oversaw the opening events for Dale Chihuly, Annie Leibovitz and Cartier, among many others.