There are some people in this industry who, if you are lucky enough to meet them right away, confirm that this is where you belong. And so you stay. For me, Adam Brady was one of those people. Not only has he helped me polish my produce knowledge around several key categories from sweet onions to apples, but he has made me laugh till I cried and everything in between. The Director of Marketing for Shuman Farms is about as rare as they come, and this IF List only begins to prove it...
IF you could be a character in any book, who would you be?
Ford Prefect from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He’s seen the Universe, always seems to have a solution, and never panics.
IF you could have any actor play you in a movie, who would you want?
IF you could imagine yourself in a different industry, what would it be?
Space travel. The dreamer in me has always wanted a chance to visit the stars.
IF you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
My dad. He was taken entirely too early, and we had a lot left to talk about.
IF you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring?
A case of water, a case of wine, and a volleyball—preferably a Wilson®.
IF you had to wear the same thing every day, what items of clothing would you pick?
Khaki shorts, a t-shirt, a backward ballcap, and flip flops.
IF you could make everyone watch a movie of your choosing, which movie would you want them to see?
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. I think it resonates differently with everyone; I notice something new every time I watch it.
IF you were another species in the animal kingdom, what would you be?
IF you could join a musician, dead or alive, on stage to sing along or play an instrument with, who would you choose and why?
I think it would be a blast to play along with Louis Armstrong.
IF you had to have the same thing every day for the rest of your days, what would you eat and/or drink?
Sesame chicken, roasted broccolini, Opal® apples, and Drake’s Funny Bones®.
IF you could re-experience an awesome day in your life, what day would you choose and why?
Any Saturday as a kid with friends, having fun without a care in the world.
IF you had a superpower, what would you want it to be?
Invulnerability—fun without the fear of deadly consequences.
IF you had to choose one song to be the soundtrack of your winter season, what would it be?
Fall means football, so the Georgia Southern University fight song. Go Eagles!
IF you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
You never know when you’ll experience something for the last time. Slow down and enjoy it.