She rides a green bike with fake roses on it’s basket and has already tweeted about the farm to table dinner before it’s over. She has big bold ideas, and always seems to know the inside scoop on the latest and greatest small-town happenings. Recently, she’s become obsessed with tiny houses and is blogging about them in great detail alongside her ponderings on the splendors of veganism and camping with children. That’s Patti Kaech, scribe and founder of Tink, Peter,and Ladybug: A green lifestyle blog.
Patti moved to Paonia three years ago from Crested Butte and landed at the Hive at its grand opening in spring 2014. She is currently a front desk host at the Hive on Wednesday afternoons where she’s often found bee-ing the “Great Connector”, helping members and visitors discover opportunities and make new connections.
“I came to the Hive for the vibe. I love being around other people who working on interesting projects and bouncing ideas off of each other even though we work in different industries. The community and focus on active membership keeps me motivated, and moving forward on my work. Plus, it’s awesome how multigenerational it is. We have young hipsters…and grannies like me!”
Patti has a BS in International Marketing from San Francisco State University and has worked as a Real Estate Broker, Corporate Communications VP, Business Manager of a Ski Clinic and a Development Director at KVNF. She’s recently joined the Board of Directors of the Western Slope Conservation Center and her spare time is spent camping, hiking, cross country skiing and enjoying the Colorado lifestyle. She lives with her nine year old daughter, Ellie, in Paonia and visits her older kids and grand kids in Crested Butte often.
One of Patti’s passions is zero-waste living. She asks you consider…”Why use a plastic bag next time you’re at the grocery store? Reusable bags are easier and more ecological. Plastic is the kiss of death for so many things.”
Read Patti’s most recent blog post “Top Ten Summer Sanity Saviors”.