Outdoor Industry Veteran Maile Buker Joins Chimani's Board of Directors

Feb 11, 2016, 08:30 ET from Chimani, Inc.

PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Maile Buker, former VP of Marketing for Eastern Mountain Sports, has joined the board of directors of Chimani, Inc., a developer of mobile app guides to the outdoors and National Parks.

Buker brings 30 years of marketing, leadership and brand-management experience to Chimani, having helped to shape brands such as Timberland, Black Diamond Equipment, Nike, Coors Light, Izze Sparkling Juice, and Zico Coconut Water. In addition to joining the Chimani Board of Directors, Buker also serves on the boards of Hyperlite Mountain Gear and the Historic Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She also volunteers her time as a mentor with the Telluride Venture Accelerator and Boston TechStars.

"Maile has a strong pedigree in the outdoor industry and lifestyle beverage category and we are excited to welcome her to Chimani's board of directors," said Kerry Gallivan, Chimani's CEO. "We believe her wealth of experience, especially in outdoor startups, brand development and go-to market strategy, will be extremely valuable as Chimani continues to grow."

"Chimani solves a real need for the outdoor adventurer exploring our beloved national parks with their friends and families," said Buker. "I am deeply honored to join the Chimani board and help guide the team in taking Chimani's value proposition to an expanded audience that is interested in enhancing their outdoor experience in real time."

Buker graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs. She has completed formal leadership training with CREA in Sestri Levanti, Italy, Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Chimani, Inc. (www.chimani.com) creates apps for national parks and the outdoors. Chimani's growing suite of apps includes guides to Acadia, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and over 20 other National Parks. Chimani was recently chosen by Google to be one of nine app developers to partner in its new app-indexing program.

SOURCE Chimani, Inc.