My name is Sam (AKA Sammy) and I started my own company called Sammy’s Sweets. I am a young man with autism who has a passion for baking! My dream is to become an integral part of my community by opening up my own shop and hiring employees with intellectual disabilities. My shop will welcome people of all abilities, promoting and celebrating a movement of change. Your support of Sammy’s Sweets is breaking down barriers and ultimately, CHANGING THE WORLD.
Sammy Borchert | Head Baker
Baker Sam graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 2014 and graduated from a transition program that we like to call Tassle University in June 2017. His favorite class was cooking/baking, of course. A few more of his favorite things include swimming, putting together (300-piece) puzzles and watching movies (Disney is preferred). “Sweet” not only describes his baked goods accurately, but also his overall being.
Sue Borchert | Head Baker
Sue (AKA Sue Bear) is an out-of-this-world mother to her three kids, Sydney, Sam and Cooper. Some of her passions include cooking, baking, decorating and bringing people together. Her greatest passion? Empowering her son, Sammy, to follow his dreams. Sue is the driving force of the baking team, introducing new flavors, decorating ideas and much more!
Dona Watson | Baker
|Dona is one of the family’s closest friends. She gives hours of her time to Sammy’s Sweets, helping the team bake every recipe to perfection! Her own baking skills are superb and her specialties include carrot cake, pumpkin bars and sugar cookies.
Sydney Borchert | Strategist & Marketing
Sydney graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2016 with a degree in marketing. She currently works at Special Olympics Minnesota, allowing her to live out her passion of working with people with intellectual disabilities. Sammy’s Sweets branding and web design is her jam.
Cooper Borchert | Strategist & Marketing
Cooper graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 2016 and is currently pursuing a career in business at Augsburg University. He keeps the baking team on their toes, as he’s not afraid to tell them when a recipe is short of perfection. Cooper continues to drive the business forward with new ideas and innovations.