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"At 20, I embarked on a transformative journey to Telluride, Colorado, fueled by my love for snowboarding and the outdoors

 For a decade, I chased my passions across the globe, surfing, and embracing nature's wonders. Transitioning, I pursued my artistic calling at Art School in Portland, focusing on Apparel Design with an emphasis on Outerwear and Activewear. Joining Columbia Sportswear post-graduation, I honed my skills under seasoned mentors for six fruitful years. Seeking new horizons after a decade in Oregon, I settled in Southern California, founding Kachka Swimwear and PonchOlas. Alongside nurturing my own brand, I engage in Freelance Design and Consulting, blending creativity with business acumen. Throughout this odyssey, my reverence for nature deepened, shaping a lifestyle centered on the ocean and mountains, infusing my designs with authenticity and purpose."



Art Institute of Portland

Portland, OR

Associates in Apparel Design

Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, NY

Associates in Occupational Arts

Work Experience

Kachka Designs 2013-present

Ventura, CA

Freelance Apparel Consulting and Design.

Owner of Kachka Swimwear and the trademark PonchOlas

Straight Down 2/2015-1/2016

San Luis Obispo, CA

Senior Activewear Designer/Developer

The Field Outfitting  4/2014-2/2015 

Santa Barbara, CA

Production Artist/Product Developer

Columbia Sportswear 1/2008-4/2014 

Portland, OR

Design/Product Development Outerwear & Baselayer

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2018 Kathryn Krasnovsky 

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