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by Joanne Zacharias

My KD Company LLC is Owned by Joanne Zacharias. "Kan Do, Don't Tell Me I Kan't" is a powerful statement that this company thrives on! Zacharias and her cousin Woody Sankey work together to empower people to enjoy the great outdoors.

We started KD to create an opportunity to empower all people to enjoy the great outdoors. We are a company that promotes outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, running, snowmobiling, etc. We have included each season winter, spring, summer, and fall into our clothing line. KD understands extreme weather conditions and has incorporated this knowledge into our products. We make our clothing to fit every shape and size, to be fully functional, to look fantastic, and to be comfortable. We want people who buy our clothing to not only feel great while wearing it, but to feel great about the price!

Our vision is to grow a profitable company that will have the ability to support local charities that focus on youth, individuals with special needs, people with disabilities, and veterans. We want to give back to you in your community!

Our clothing items will help everyone look fabulous and feel comfortable while enjoying the great outdoors! Our clothing will be functional on all levels so that people of all shapes and sizes will be able to buy and use our clothing. The company will be leveraging its culture and its slogan Kan Do to develop a recognized and sought after brand of high quality sport clothing and accessories. KD will partner with a local specialty garment manufacturer that has the capacity and expertise to design and produce the KD line of garments. The company will distribute its garments and accessories by being a vendor at high profile outdoor and indoor sporting events and shows. These types of high traffic events provide an excellent opportunity to sell KD’s product and give the brand a high level of exposure. In addition it provides the company with the opportunity to promote its website and online store.

I have been an avid outdoors woman all of my life. I enjoy hunting, fishing, four wheeling, snowmobiling, playing sports, traveling, and riding my Harley. I especially enjoy the water as I grew up between two small lakes on our family farm in Richville, MN. I have been fishing my whole life and owe everything that I know to my father. I have my own boat and enjoy taking anyone and everyone fishing. Catching fish is fun, but teaching others how to catch a fish and seeing the excitement that goes along with it is simply amazing. I enjoy all outdoor activities and my passion is sharing the great outdoors with others!

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, and a K-12 Native American Culture and Language Degree. I teach the Dakota Language, outfit making, sewing, beading, dance, and culture. I am a jingle dress dancer and I enjoy going to pow wows. I am a Native American Author of a children's book called "Taku Wadaka He?" "What Do You See?" It is written in the Dakota Language and in English.

I am the Event Coordinator of Simply Outdoor Experiences which is a Non-Profit 501 C(3) Organization. We touch hearts by creating over 20,000 hours of family time every year through our program. Simply Outdoor Experiences mission statement is “Empowering kids and adults with the knowledge and resources to create positive outdoor experiences.” Their motto is “It’s easier to raise boys and girls, than repair men and women.” I have learned so much by participating in their one day events. I love to show people how to fish and this organization is the greatest. Touching hearts and making memories is what we do best!!

The defining success of my business will be that I am an “Outdoorswoman!” I qualify that by saying that I have been an avid sportsperson all of my life. I have surrounded myself with a circle of friends and acquaintances that share my passion. For several years I have been attending the outdoor and sport shows in the upper Midwest. In recent years I have had the opportunity to work trade show booths with some of my friends. The knowledge I have gained from this experience coupled with my passion, is the driving force that motivated me to start this business.

My goal is to empower everyone: women and men, children, special needs people, disabled people, and veterans. I Kan Do anything if I put my mind to it, Don’t Tell Me I Kan’t! This is a very powerful statement and I believe it!

Please check our Kan Do website for more information:

Thank you,
Joanne Zacharias
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