KADY M. ZINKE
Colorado born and raised, Kady Zinke, is the creative driver and founder of Kadyluxe®. A former NBA dancer and classically trainer ballerina, Kady is passionate about living an active lifestyle and expressing herself through fashion. After countless performances in scratchy, restricting spandex she knew there was a better way. Kady left the real estate industry to be an entrepreneur with an idea to improve female sportswear. She enjoys traveling the world in search for new textiles and inspiration.
She is also a co-inventor of two patents, one of which is a foundational sports anti-injury technology currently under development at the School of Mines.
Former college athlete turned entrepreneur, Trace Adams co-founded Stachetats a successful novelty business managing 20 staff members, 100 sales reps, trade shows, and daily order fulfillment to 1,500 store chains worldwide. Customers included major chains Dollar General, Hobby Lobby, Walgreens, and Michael's, carrying company to nearly $1M in sales in year one. Trace's passion for sports carried over into the business world as he built the collegiate licensing division for major cosmetic brand, Color Club. During these ventures he partnered with the NHL and over 115 NCAA colleges, obtaining and selling their licensed and trademarked goods.