As the founder of a global technology training company based in San Francisco bay area, co-founder of a venture funded e-business and advisor to numerous woman-founded startups, Saman semi-retired in 2014. Saman is known by her peers a fearless leader with a passion for leading organization change for the better. Saman was born and raised in Sri Lanka and rode a bicycle as an alternative method of transportation. After moving to Maui, she realized how unsafe it is to ride a bicycle on Maui. Inspired by the story of Karl Hagan, who passed away from a bicycle accident in Kihei, Saman led the formation of the Maui Bicycling League. The West Maui Greenway (WMG) is a signature project of Maui Bicycling league and Saman is part of the WMG leadership team.
Donna Clayton retired from Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. in 2002 as Assistant Land Manager and served as Project Coordinator for Pacific Rim Land Inc. from 2002 to 2009. She has served on the State of Hawaii Na Ala Hele Maui Council since 1991, and is a former board member for Maui Historical Society. Donna is now retired and, as an avid walker and equestrian, she is excited to work with the West Maui Greenway Alliance to plan and develop the West Maui Greenway.
West Maui Greenway Advocacy
A former Army Aviator, Department of Justice Special Agent/pilot, businessman, and outdoor recreation enthusiast, Lee formed a socially responsible, eco-friendly business venture, RideSmart Maui, in 2014. Following the establishment of RideSmart Maui, Lee found that although Maui is one of the best places to ride bicycles, Maui is not safe and friendly for bike riders. Lee then began a campaign for change to form Maui Bicycle League. Lee has become a member of the increasing percentage of people who want to change the common notion of transportation and mobility. West Maui Greenway is a product of Lee’s advocacy efforts.
Marketing & PR
Kelsey recently joined the WMG team after moving to Hawaii from Boston, MA. She graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2015 with a combined Environmental and Economics major and proceeded to work in the Marketing department for the environmental non-profit, Center for EcoTechnology. New to Hawaii, Kelsey is excited to support this green community resource that will allow residents and visitors to live healthier lifestyles and reduce their carbon footprints!