SWEETS WHO?



Matt 'Sweets' Jorgenson   President, Founder



Sweets Kendamas is the brainchild of Matt “Sweets” Jorgenson. Yes he is a person, and a unique one. He loves all skill related challenges, and broke his back doing a backflip on a snowboard requiring him to focus on hobbies with less risk of a repeat injury. His parents were both entrepenuers, and he knew he wanted to find something he was passionate about and start his own business. Sweets found Kendama, fell in love, and began a mission to make them more accessible outside of Japan.

Graduating with a communications major from the University of Minnesota, he found others who loved Kendama on Youtube and asked if his new company could sponsor them. He also found friends to work for Pizza and Beer to help grow the company with sweat and creativity, wanting to make designs that had never been done before. Sweets has never allowed Sweets Kendamas to release a product that he wouldn’t use himself, taking a player-centric approach when it comes to our design, function, and quality.



THE CREW

Gabe Klemm
CEO & Partner

Matt Paulsen
Graphic Designer & Partner

Joe Spitzenberger
Warehouse Manager

Matt Muraoka
Graphic Designer

Cooper Eddy
Videographer

Brad Schneider
Sales Manager

Cody Griswold
Event Coordinator

JOSH GROVE
Curriculum Developer

Shane Kohlmeier
Production Lead / Head Painter

Shinya
Assembly Lead




HUMBLE BEGINNINGS


We started from a backyard shed in 2010 with a small amount of savings, and have grown the business and the community ever since. We will continue our mission to Spread Kendama Love until Kendama is a household item across the globe, and until Kendama is an Olympic sport. Go ahead and laugh now. We will laugh later.

THE SHED

2010




PAINTING KENDAMAS OUTSIDE

2010




THE LIVING ROOM FLOOR

2010