I started playing kendama in 2008. We quickly formed the Wenatchee Kendama Team, one of the first regional kendama teams in the world. We made the first two kendama films, Count Me In! and Where We Are, which brought us into the kendama world and introduced me to some of my best friends. At Dama Fest 2013, I met the Kromies and quickly became a member of the squad.
Got into dama
I first saw kendama in October of 2008 in a rollerblading magazine. In the magazine was an image of a stack of Mugens and a short write-up about how similar kendama was to action sports. I was instantly intrigued and bought one.