Any business needs great people to make things run smoothly, and we’re lucky to have some of the best!  Here’s a peek behind the stalls to see who’s making the magic happen.

The Team

Janie Amdal
Founder & Chief Harness Educator

Janie founded Chimacum Tack more than 25 years ago with one goal: Bring good customer service and high-quality products to horse customers. All these years later, and her hobby has become a world-wide business that sticks to those same values.

David Amdal
Co-Founder and Chief Staff Entertainer

Dad has held many positions over the years with Chimacum Tack, from Senior Barn Cleaner, to Shopkeeper, to Customer Kabbitzer, to Navigation Officer.  Now, he just keeps us entertained. Mostly with stories about his antiques.

Maren Amdal
Principal

Maren helps Chimacum Tack keep it’s ponies in a row both online and behind the scenes, bringing her corporate and non-profit operations management expertise to ensure Chimacum Tack is here for another 25 years.

Ana-Marie Jones
Mistress of Marketing and Purveyor of Preparedness

Ana-Marie shares her multi-faceted expertise to help us apply her go-to phrase: Prepare to Prosper! Together, we think through marketing strategies and long-term growth planning.

David Amdal
Distribution Director

David brings more than 20 years of logistics and distributions experience to the team, helping ensure products make it to customers quickly and efficiently.

Patric Grimwood
Senior Technology Consultant and Venture Partner

Patric built our very first website in 1993 and has continued to provide all manner of tech support and trouble-shooting.

Mary Simpson
Aunt Mary, Advisor

Aunt Mary can always be counted on to share ideas and suggestions, and the world’s best hugs!  She even lends a helping hand with orders from time to time, too!

Goran & Gerda
Mischief-makers

Tales of magical and mischievous littlepeople have been around for centuries, particularly in Scandinavian lore.  Gremlins live in most homes, appliances, and especially wheeled conveyances!

They can be friendly towards mankind and have helped engineers and inventors build many things, but when people took all the credit the Gremlins were insulted.  From that point on they began to cause trouble.  Gremlins are clever builders, but are also thought to be responsible for mishaps and breakdowns with tools and equipment.

Our friendly little shop gremlins are siblings: You will find Gerda and Goran roaming around our webstore, hiding product images and magicking away site pages.  They are easily confused from their mischief by the ringing of bells. If they hide something you’re looking for, just let us know and we’ll come sweep them away.