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Chief Executive Officer

Maravia Corporation
602 East 45Th Street
Boise, Idaho 83714
United States

Company Description: Maravia Corporation manufactures whitewater rafts, catarafts, and inflatable kayaks, as well as sleeping pads and other waterproof camping and rafting equipment. ...   more
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Maravia
www.maravia.com, 3 Aug 2014 [cached]
Doug Tims - CEO
Ph: (800)867-7238 x101
Email:doug@rivertraveler.com
S.O.A.R., Northwest River Co. - A rafting and fishing outfitter on the Selway River in Idaho
www.northwestriver.com, 10 Oct 2012 [cached]
Northwest River Co. was founded in 1982 by Doug Tims. Doug is a past president of both the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association and America Outdoors, the national outfitter organization. He also served six years on the board of America's oldest citizen conservation group, American Forests.
Doug Tims receives IOGA ...
ioga.org, 13 Jan 2014 [cached]
Doug Tims receives IOGA Lifetime Membership Award Posted on January 13, 2014 by sstuebner@cableone.net
Doug Tims at Campbell's Ferry (Courtesy Steve Coyle photography)
For decades, IOGA has been blessed to have Doug Tims as an active member and leader. He was elected to the IOGA board of directors soon after becoming a licensed outfitter on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in the late 1980s. He served as both board vice president and president of the IOGA.
Tims has a knack for telling colorful stories with his telltale Mississippi accent.
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Although Tims' recently published book, "Merciless Eden," written with his wife, Phyllis, is not really a book about outfitting per se, he makes many references to the outfitting industry, presenting both the joys and challenges inherent in the profession. The history and politics of outfitting is a passion. And now he gets to live at Campbell's Ferry, on the banks of the Salmon River.
"Doug has honored our industry with decades of passion and support for our profession. As one colleague recently remarked, "Doug put IOGA and outfitters ahead of his own agenda. His word is his bond. Congratulations, Doug, on your outfitting career, one that is truly worthy of IOGA Honorary Lifetime membership," Simonds said to loud applause at the IOGA annual meeting.
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"I can't tell you how much this means to me," Tims said. "Forty years ago, I went on a trip in Hells Canyon with Curtis Chang (OARS), and then we did a Lower Salmon trip and a Middle Fork trip in 1980. By then, I was hooked, and I fell in love with Idaho."
Tims dropped his insurance business, bought an ownership interest in Maravia, a raft and inflatables manufacturing company, and bought a Middle Fork of the Salmon, and later a Selway River outfitting business. He was infatuated with rivers.
Doug believed in show-me trips on Idaho rivers to discuss recreation and management issues ... L-R, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, Idaho Congressman Larry LaRocco, Doug and Congressman George Miller of California. Doug believed in show-me trips on Idaho rivers to discuss recreation and management issues ... L-R, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, Idaho Congressman Larry LaRocco, Doug and Congressman George Miller of California.
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After meeting a few outfitters, Tims wanted to get involved with IOGA, he recalls. "This old Mississippi boy felt really lucky to be associated with this great group of people. I just love to hang out with you guys! Tims says.
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Living in a remote homestead in the middle of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness can be both "beautiful and brutal," Tims says.
"Sometimes I hear voices of those pioneers when I'm out working on building fence," he says, noting that he has much respect for the people who tried to eke out a living in such a remote and unforgiving area.
Tims also touches on the history of the Central Idaho Wilderness Act in the book, the law that created "the Frank," and he describes how former Idaho Gov.
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It's a beautiful place, and Doug and Phyllis can tell you all about it.
"Merciless Eden", which retails for $19.95, is available from Amazon.com and Cascade Outfitters. Doug also can be reached on his Facebook page.
Aug 15, 2013 | Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association | IOGA.org
ioga.org, 15 Aug 2013 [cached]
Former IOGA President Doug Tims has published a book that will interest Idaho outfitters and guides. Titled Merciless Eden, the 400 page book chronicles the history of Campbell's Ferry, the homestead on the Main Salmon owned by Tims and five partners. Doug and his wife, Phyllis, have been living half the year at Campbell's Ferry since 2006, when they began the book project. "Phyllis came up with the title, Merciless Eden, as a way to convey the beauty of the place contrasted with the struggles and deaths that haunted the many pioneers who sought to tame it," said Doug.
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I think today's outfitter will also be interested in Norm Guth's stories about taking President Carter down the Middle Fork and the evolution in IOGA's support for the Frank," said Tims.
High County News - The 3,510 ...
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High County News - The 3,510 square-foot facility is headquarters for Whitewater West, outfitters offering multi-day steelhead fishing trips on Doug Tims, board member of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, adds that the decision is a snub to former Smith Cleveland Plain Dealer - The Walleye & Steelhead Fishing College and the Bass Fishing College will both return on Jan. 20 for all-day instruction from local fishing guides and angling experts.
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