Kiki is a born and raised YYC girl who came up with the idea for this creative outlet. Her love for creating fun DIY projects snowballed into what is now known as Pinnovate!
Frustrated with the lack of innovative and artistic programming in the deep SE area, Kiki decided to take matters into her own hands. The goal was to have a space that would entertain her 3 Littles’, enjoy a good cup of coffee or bottle of wine or enjoy a night out with friends. Along with her amazing team, she has established a completely unique concept that welcomes both adult’s and children’s groups.
MANAGER OF OPERATIONS & PINNOVATION
Kari comes to Pinnovate as a former business owner, mom of two Littles’ and a master mind for organization! Her experience as a business owner has not only been invaluable but has been fundamental in the success of Pinnovate. Not only is she creative but she has an amazing ability to take her ideas and turn them into fun projects! Kari can often be found in studio dabbling in a little bit of everything from crafts, projects or daily operations!
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING LEAD
Chrissy comes to Pinnovate with a back pocket full of knowledge and experience! Not only is she a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, she was the owner of a successful photography business for 10 years. She assisted in the inaugural sessions of our Littles’ Arts University as well as in the creation of Pinnovate’s paint party series. You will find Chrissy in studio overseeing the second session of LAU in addition to the planning and organizing of all of our 2018 children’s programming.
JEMMA FAINT WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR/PINNOVATOR
Just like her name, Jemma is a little gem to Pinnovate! When she isn’t flying the friendly skies as a Flight Attendant or at home with her two Littles’, she enjoys creating amazing projects. She is a DIY guru with amazing sewing and crafting skills that can be seen online in her Etsy shop where she sells teepees as well as macrame and other wall hangings. You an follow along with Jemma on Instagram @jemmacrame.
Madelyn is the newest member of our creative team! Aside from her lengthy artistic background, she also brings a wealth of knowledge in children’s crafting from her time with Michaels. She loves to paint, making floral arrangements and a good retro clothing find! You will find Maddy in studio heading up some fun junior crafts Tuesday mornings for our Littles’ DIY days!
COURTNEY SKINNER WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR
Courtney is our resident Pinnovate Instructor. She is a former corporate trainer whose love of crafting, combined with instructing and gabbing is a recipe for fun! You are guaranteed to have a few laughs if you are lucky enough to be in one of her workshops! You can find Courtney at the front of the class in one of our Terrarium, Modern Embroidery or Weaving Workshops!