Get to Know Tinka and Her Work With Sara Smeaton

Hi, I’m Tinka Markham Piper and I love bright colors, coffee with lots of milk, yard sales, stationary stores, problem-solving and meeting new people. I’m a “chaos counselor”—part organizer, part redesigner and part therapist and my business is “Solve My Space.” I’m an American/Canadian and have called Montreal home for the past 16 years. I had an itinerant childhood—my family lived in 7 countries because of my father’s job as a foreign correspondent—which gifted me a strong sense of curiosity and wonder about people and places. The question “where are you from?” was always the hardest for me to answer, however, I am grateful for a very close family bond that made me realize that home is most often found in people.