photo by Chelsea Mitchell

photo by Chelsea Mitchell

Amy Withers Riedl & Kristen Burda

Creative Director and Lead Designer

Amy and Kristen met in art school, and spent many an all nighter in flurry of paint, wine, and cut paper. They've remained friends ever since. When Kristen, a graphic designer in Portland, sent Amy a copy of Kinfolk magazine, the seed was planted. A decorator and illustrator in Santa Barbara, Amy also loves to throw a good party. She was inspired by the types of small gatherings Kinfolk was doing all over the world, and wanted to participate. Amy and Kristen joined forces to create Kinfolk's Santa Barbara gatherings.

This year, the team is back hosting another series of events based on the same spirit of tradition and community!

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