The SHADE-OODLE® was invented by USAF Veteran Karen Walz of The Villages, FL. Karen and her husband, Charlie, invented the SHADE-OODLE® after many bouts of skin cancer. Karen and Charlie invented the SHADE-OODLE®, applied for and received a US patent and registered trademark.
Discovered the Shade-oodle and learned how it has helped so many people, that they just had to be a part of it. So they bought the company from Karen Walz! In early 2022, Karen and Charlie sold all rights to the SHADE-OODLE® to US Navy Veteran James (Jim) McElveen, and his wife, Phyllis. Jim and Phyllis started Shade-oodle, LLC in April 2022, marketing to The Villages, FL community, Craft Shows, Home and Patio Shows and other venues.