TEAM

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KATE COLLEY

PRINCIPAL

A well-known media specialist, Hatch Comms agency founder (formerly Colley Communications Inc.) Kate Colley is a PR powerhouse. She eats, drinks, travels and lives her industry — all with her signature smile.

 

In her niche supporting lifestyle sectors, Kate’s resume reads like a who’s who of luxury hotels, wineries, destinations, ingredients, restaurants, fitness businesses, health and wellness ventures, as well as people making a difference in their communities. A direct, results-oriented multi-tasker, her depth of experience and extensive global travels provide understanding and expertise as she works with media locally, regionally and internationally.

 

In addition to running Hatch Hospitality Inc. and Hatch Comms, Kate and her husband Ned Bell are the operating partners of the reimagined Naramata Inn. Kate is President of the board of Discover Naramata and is spearheading several key initiatives including a rebrand with ReThink Canada, the installation of a new reservation booking system, and the implementation of a destination marketing fee.

 

Kate prioritizes her family, health and fitness, is a mom to three energetic boys, and spends a surprising amount of time shuttling them to, and supporting them at, local hockey rinks.

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KRISTA LOCHHEAD

ACCOUNT MANAGER AND DIGITAL SPECIALIST

Krista Lochhead joined Hatch Comms (formerly Colley Communications Inc.) in 2015, bringing industry skills and a fresh outlook on PR, Social Media and the world of influencers. Krista's enthusiasm, skills and bright personality have helped grow business and engage clients on both digital and traditional platforms; and her passion for hitting goals, securing media coverage, and working with media and influencers is palpable and effective.  

 

Ultra-organized, proactive and with a never-give-up attitude, Krista enjoys working alongside Kate to support destinations, resorts, restaurants, hotels and inns, wineries, and any client that celebrates beautiful British Columbia. She takes the lead on Vancouver-based clients and travels regularly to Hatch's Okanagan base. Off the clock, Krista makes the most of her West Coast lifestyle, and can usually be found exploring and enjoying the best of B.C.’s outdoors, culinary and wine scenes, with her pup Archie doodle alongside.