About CauliBuds

CauliBuds was created as an effective, cost-efficient device for treating and preventing cauliflower ear. The company was founded in Dallas, TX, by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and all CauliBuds parts are assembled right here in the United States. CauliBuds supports our local Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts communities.

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Meet The Team

Shawn White, Co-founder
Director of Sales & Operations
shawn@caulibuds.com | (401) 497-8729

Shawn grew up in Rhode Island and moved to Dallas Texas in 2014. Shawn was a volunteer EMT and has extensive background in marketing, sales and web design. For fun, Shawn trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, exercising, finding new places to hike and enjoys spending time with his family.

Parker Zink, Co-founder
Director of Marketing & Comunications

Parker was born and currently lives in Dallas Texas and is a former Junior high wrestler. Parker is currently a physical therapist assistant who specializes in orthopedic home health. For fun, Parker enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, weightlifting, and spending time with his family and three dogs.

CauliBuds Team

How the founders met and created Caulibuds: In July 2019 Parker joined the Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym where Shawn had training for some time. They quickly formed a friendship while training together and began hanging out outside of training. Unfortunately for Shawn and Parker, they both developed early problems dealing with cauliflower ear. After unsuccessfully dealing with this problem on their own, they looked online and asked friends and training partners for a solution. It quickly became clear that there was no practical, affordable product or option for them. This is when the idea for CauliBuds was formed. After testing several versions and prototypes of the product on themselves both on and off the mats, the final design was created. The result was a high quality, practical, and durable product that preformed the way they wanted it to. Also, through developing the product as athletes they were able to develop detailed instructions on how to properly use CauliBuds that are included in every kit in order to maximize results. Shawn and Parker care about the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling community and hope this product helps solve the most common contact sports problem, cauliflower ears.