Dianne and I started KINONA because we truly hated the limited choices available in women's golf apparel. It would be demoralizing walking into a nice golf club only to find a limited selection of wearable, stylish and functional golf clothes. When we talked to other women golfers, we found out we were not alone.
I have spent the last several decades (cough, cough) in the apparel, consumer products and tech industry in product management and marketing, working for the global giants as well as start ups. My passion is in building brands. From the beginning, we wanted KINONA to to be more than just another apparel brand. We wanted to create a company to reach underserved women who desired apparel that reflects their own sense of style with function built in that addresses their needs. We also wanted to help change some of the attitudes and "old guard" thinking in golf.
KINONA has truly been a labor of love, blood sweat and yes, a few tears. I get to work with people I truly enjoy and model what hard work and determination looks like for my son. I enjoy entertaining and cooking for family and friends. My husband (see Keith below:) and I enjoy taking golf vacations and exploring new restaurants and cities.