About Us

President & CEO

Sherri Blum, Inventor of The Kayak Jack

Sherri Blum, Inventor and Chief Everything Officer of Kayak Jack LLC. Mother of two amazing sons, Luke Blum age 28 and Ethan Blum age 23, Sherri is also a small business owner living in Central PA. You'll often see her with her German Shepherd sidekick, Willow.

The Kayak Jack is a single-user boat lift for loading your kayak or canoe onto a roof rack. Kayaks are heavy and cumbersome when trying to lift and load them alone. The Kayak Jack allows you to adventure independently with ease! Save your back with the Kayak Jack!

Invention of The Kayak Jack

A 54 year old single mother, I love the outdoors. Kayaking is one of my favorite sporting adventures, but I always had difficulty lifting a 50+ pound kayak over my head to load it onto my roof rack. Kayaks are heavy, cumbersome and are made to "right" themselves, often flipping over on me when I tried to muscle them onto the car's roof rack or even the storage rack at my beach condo. And let's not forget the scratches this impossible feat left on my car as I attempted repeatedly to load the boat alone. I hated the fact that in order to go kayaking, I would have to solicit assistance from a neighbor, or in some cases a stranger just passing by. I'm not the typical "damsel in distress" and never wanted to appear weak or incapable. Sadly, I wasn't able to kayak as often as I wished. As I talked with female and male friends who love kayaking, most expressed the same frustration. So I set out to create a solution for the issue that I knew made it difficult for strong, independent women and men to enjoy this sport. I drew some sketches and contacted a patent attorney. This attorney happened to have a mechanical engineering background, and was an avid kayaker himself! It was a match made in heaven! He believed in my ideas and my product and the rest is history!

We are in the process of creating the first prototype. My goal is to have the product hit the market summer of 2023. Please follow along, share our website and help us grow a mailing list by signing up at the bottom of the page.
We are also developing a lifestyle brand around our popular Kayak Jack logo featuring a retro or vintage Woody with a kayak on the roof rack. Shirts, solar shirts, hats, travel tumblers, flask and more gift items for kayakers and water sports enthusiasts are on sale right now. Proceeds help defer some of the cost of making the Kayak Jack prototype. Support our Woman Owned Business and get some cool merchandise while you're at it!
We will offer coupon codes and swag for our first 50 customers, so stay tuned!