Born and raised in a small town in Canada’s Rocky Mountains Rich grew up camping, hiking and skiing. Rich graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1992 with his Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He has worked in government and the private sector in senior public relations & marketing roles — most notably as Roots’ marketing manager.
Since 2005 Rich’s own company Patterson Brands has been transforming client brands into elevated and engaging products, designs and packaging. You can find Patterson Brands on the web, Instagram and Facebook.
Rich lives in New Westminster with his wife Shannon and their eleven year-old daughter. He is past-Chair of Big Brothers Vancouver and mental health non-profit Open Door Group . Rich whole-heartedly believe that a successful business person must engage in the community beyond business matters and give back where possible. He currently sits on the boards of the Toursim New Westminster and Uptown New West BIA.
Jayne was a marketing and events professional for eight years before joining Patterson Brands. She started off her career at various advertising agencies then continued to grow at local event agency. Throughout this time, she grew a passion for promotional products and corporate gifting. Jayne has worked with various industries including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, government, restaurants and retail.
Through all her experience on the client side of business, Jayne has gained extensive knowledge and creativity to the “swag” world. Her travels throughout Europe, Asia, UAE, Caribbean and the USA give her a leading edge on new ideas in the industry. Jayne strives off the challenge to find her clients a unique gift that is perfect for their oganisation or event.
With 20 years of agency experience in event marketing and sales and merchandising, Beth has had the privilege of working with clients from a variety of industries including telecommunications, retail, tourism, and government. A veteran of experiential and sponsorship activation, she is well-versed in providing her clients with functional, well-branded apparel, equipment and swag as a cohesive part of the brand experience. With her keen eye for detail, focus on customer service and effective budget management, Beth will always meet or exceed client objectives for any project, on any scale.
In addition to providing her business clients with a great experience, Beth is an active community volunteer. She is the Treasurer of the Franklin Elementary PAC and on the community advisory committee for a transitional housing facility in her neighbourhood.
Amanda is a driven problem solver with a diverse background in the apparel industry. She has worked as a pattern drafter, fashion designer, seamstress and currently works with companies to provide them with uniform programs and branded goods.
She is both creative and technical with knowledge on how to create tech packs, garment fit, technical drawings and skilled in both adobe illustrator and photoshop.
Office Dog & all-round Good-boy
Kimo (say keemo) comes to us via the Puerto Vallarta SPCA rescue society. He was very anxious and mistrustful when he arrived but he has turned into a very good boy. In this photo Kimo is trying not to look guilty even though he obviously had his head deep in that bag searching for treats!
A.I. ChatBot Assistant
SwagBot is our internally developed Artificial Intelligence chatbot to help new visitors to our website or Facebook page learn more about our company. SwagBot is a cybernetic organism — living tissue over a metal endoskeleton. More commonly known as the T-800 Terminator model, we salvaged ours off the scrap heap after the Battle of the Topanga Canyon. We spent some time re-programming him and presto, SwagBot was born.