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Meet our team

On May 20, 2014
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  • Daniel Galhardo, Tenkara USA founder, photo by Tim Gasperak-2


    Founder, CEO

    Daniel founded Tenkara USA in 2009 and introduced tenkara outside of Japan. He strives to ensure tenkara touches and inspires people to simplify their fly-fishing experience.

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  • TJ, Tenkara Customer Service


    Customer Service and Ops

    TJ has been working with us since 2011 and is in charge of customer service. His jolly smile and friendly connection with customers has helped ensure Tenkara USA earn a reputation for terrific customer service.

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  • Tenkara customer service John Geer


    Dealer and Customer Services

    John Geer works closely with TJ on our customer service team and helps ensure we give the impression of having 24/7 customer support (which we kind of do). He also works closely with our dealer network.

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  • Jeremy Shellhorn Tenkara USA designer



    Jeremy Shellhorn is our in-house graphic designer. Jeremy brings a unique sensibility to our brand; his work is the embodiment of tenkara in graphic form. Jeremy is also the illustrator and designer for Daniel’s “tenkara – the book”.

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  • Margaret Kuwata Japan Tenkara USA


    Japan relations

    Margaret helps Tenkara USA stay in touch with teachers and friends in Japan and joins on Daniel’s visits to Japan to help with translation. Daniel and Margaret got married in 2007, and their first visit together to Japan was the main reason tenkara was brought to the US.

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  • Faith Clauson at Tenkara USA


    Operations and Special Projects

    Faith Clauson has been an integral team member that jumps on whatever projects come her way and works closely with Daniel. Faith supports our operations in a way that allows more and more people to be reached by tenkara.

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  • Jen Kugler Hansen at Tenkara USA


    Social Media

    Jen Kugler Hansen ensures we stay in touch with you all through social media and helps us use those channels to spread tenkara. Jen is based in Idaho at the moment, but spends a lot of time traveling and fishing around the world.

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