MEET THE BRMB FAMILY

Get to know Backroad Mapbooks' tight-knit team of outdoor-loving map enthusiasts.

In 1993, Backroad Mapbooks started with two ambitious brothers. Since then, the company has grown to include an impressive collection of GIS experts, cartographers, IT technicians, salespeople, writers and graphic designers. Even with the increase in numbers, the team at Backroad Mapbooks has remained tight-knit and intimate, with weekly hikes, office potlucks and annual outdoor getaways. We all share a passion for the outdoors and for adventure. Our mission is to share this passion through our products. 

 OUR TEAM

Russell Mussio

President / Co-Founder

Russell Mussio

“I am always testing our new technology and ensuring our maps and information are accurate. Tough work, but someone has to do it!“

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Chris Taylor

Vice President

Chris Taylor

“The atmosphere is why I come to work. This is an environment where I know everybody.”
 

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Information Technology Manager

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

Farnaz Faghihi

Farnaz has been with the BRMB team for 16 years, and knows her way around every department.
 

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Andrew Allen

GIS & Cartography Manager

Andrew Allen

“I really like a good-looking map. I like to use maps as a language.”

 

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Shaun

Accounting Manager

Shaun Filipenko

Having watched the company grow over the years, Shaun expresses that he truly enjoys being a part of the team.
 

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Oliver Herz

Cartographer

Oliver Herz

This world traveler and GPS expert is always on top of the latest technological innovations for mapping, GPS and all manner of navigation.

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GIS Coordinator

Dave Mancini

When he’s not busy working his mapping magic or enjoying the outdoors, Dave puts his high-tech skills to use in the development of a currency called GeoCoin.

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Sales Manager

Basilio Bagnato

“I bought my first Backroad Mapbook when I was 19 years old. It took me to places I would have never found on my own. I loved this company for 15 years before I worked for it.”

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Media Coordinator

Carly Watson

“You’re not hardcore, unless you live hardcore.”

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Outdoor Content Writer

Stepan Soroka

With the right crew and a sense of adventure, anywhere can be the trip of a lifetime!.

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GIS Technician

Courtney Fry

When Courtney isn’t curled up with a good read or busy soaking up the view from a mountaintop, she can be found sampling her cuisine of choice.

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Shipping & Rec Coordinator

Jo-ana Maki

This softball superstar uses her superb organizational skills to keep Backroad Mapbooks' operations moving like a well-oiled machine.

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Graphic Designer

Elisa Codazzi

Raised in a small village in Italy, Elisa has crossed the Atlantic to call Vancouver home. Elisa says that every day is an adventure.

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Nicky

Graphic Designer

Nicky Forshaw

“Please pass the cookies.”

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Technical Support Analyst

Matt Steblyna

Matt’s words of wisdom that he would leave with any Backroad Mapbooks fan are: “Import the GMA file.”

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Technical Support

Sal Kahila

The go-to guy for any ‘technical’ problems, Sal is always there to answer questions about our SD card products and how to install computer maps.

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Cartographer

Dale Tober

“No matter where I travel, near or far, I have to have a map in front of me.”

 

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GIS Technician

Farah Aghdam

This warm mapper cites her husband and daughter as the most important people in her life.
 

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