Region 6 Ventures was created in July 2017 between two good friends with a shared passion for the outdoors. Kaine Robertson and Brendon Lehman came together with the belief that getting outdoors should be easy and comfortable.
As two Seattleites, we saw an opportunity to create a unique dwelling unit that addresses the modern living experience, is environmentally sustainable, and fits with the Pacific Northwest aesthetic.
The original vision for Region 6 was broad. We wanted to design a hospitality company that included shelter and activities situated in epic locations. After numerous iterations and feedback from advisors we decided to narrow our vision to focus solely on the unique structure we had designed. Unlike anything on the market today, the R6 Habitat was intended for the backcountry. We expanded the possibilities where the structure could be located, such as in an urban setting, near country and backcountry. In 2020 the R6 Habitat was submitted to the City of Seattle as part of an initiative to help densify and provide more housing. R6 was not selected but received honorable mention.
We continue to iterate on various possibilities for the R6 Habitat and are excited to bring our concept to market.
A lifelong adventurist, I grew up in southern Oregon and spent much of my youth working and playing in the Pacific Northwest forests. I moved to Seattle 20 years ago and have been working in technology consulting, helping Fortune 100 companies build custom software solutions.
My passion for the outdoors can be summed up by the 300 nights I've spent in the past three years sleeping and adventuring outside.
I have served as a Product Manager for companies such as Intava and General UI, as a Consultant and Advisor for FarmCloud and Onestock and my most recent project leading a large tech team at T-Mobile.
I spend my free time skiing, off-roading, playing with my dog Baker, and discovering the most scenic, untouched locations in the Pacific Northwest.
A young entrepreneur at heart, I had my first business selling blueberries and lemonade at my families camping resort. I grew up in upstate New York and have lived in cities around the country. I bring 20 years of camping and hospitality experience to Region 6. At the family campground I cleaned restrooms, greeted guests and assisted campers in every aspect of their stay.
I attended Cornell University and earned a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Economics and Entrepreneurship. I moved to Seattle 15 years ago and have been working as a Program Manager at Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, Google and Amazon. My most recent endeavor has me working in strategic go-to-market programs in Cloud Technologies, along with launching Region 6.
I spend my free time traveling the globe, backcountry camping, playing with my dog Chewy, cycling and running.