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, literally - all done with her signature smile.

A direct, results oriented multi-tasker, Kate's broad range of experience and impressive global travels have led her to represent all classes of hotels, spas, restaurants, wineries, attractions, experiences, and other lifestyle businesses to media locally, regionally and internationally.

With a niche in lifestyle PR, Kate’s resume showcases great experience with luxury hotels, wineries, destinations, ingredients, restaurants, fitness, health and wellness, as well as people making a difference in their communities.

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 has spearheaded 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 family, health and fitness, is a mom to three energetic boys and spends a surprising amount of time shuffling them to, and supporting them at, the local hockey rinks.

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KRISTA LOCHHEAD

ACCOUNT MANAGER AND DIGITAL SPECIALIST

Krista 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 to grow and engage clients in both digital and traditional platforms. Krista’s passion for hitting goals, securing media coverage, and working with media and influencers is palpable.  


Krista enjoys working alongside Kate on destinations, resorts, restaurants, hotels and inns, wineries and any client that encompasses a West Coast lifestyle. Krista helms up Vancouver-based clients and travels regularly to Hatch's Okanagan base. 


Ultra organized, proactive and boasting a “never-give-up” attitude, Krista brings so much to the team. Making the most of her West Coast lifestyle, off-the-clock Krista can be found exploring and enjoying the best of BC (hiking, dining and wine) alongside her pup Archie doodle.