Leslie Bryant

An outside member of our team (literally) Leslie Bryant is one of our talented outdoor writers who help bring the famour flavor Backroad Mapbooks customers have grown to love and rely on. What is your most memorable Outdoor Experience? Camping with my family as a kid and now with my kids. Coffee or Tea? Tea! I'm alergic to coffee What [...]
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Colin Hughes

Colin’s business card lists “Master of Many Disguises” as his occupation. He handles all the back end operations of a high end furniture store in north-east Toronto, is the technical director and lighting designer at a local roadhouse theatre, coordinating all the concerts and events that hit the stage and has recently taken an expanded role research writing for the [...]
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Jay Hoare

Jay has been with the BRMB team for almost 5 years. Armed with a degree in Geography, Jay is constantly exploring the varied terrain Canada has to offer. Generally he can be found cruising the back roads with his wife and at least two dogs...never lost, but always searching. Coffee or Tea? Both, coffee in the morning and tea at [...]
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Stepan Soroka

Stepan is a skateboard loving, adventure enthusiast with a passion for not only being outdoors, but writing about them as well. Coming all the way from small town Grand Forks, Stepan came to Vancouver to study creative writing and English literature at UBC, and also came for the skateboarding of course! With his love for the outdoors and his incredible [...]
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Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith was raised in St. Thomas, Ontario and lends her talents to BRMB in the role of office assistant, taking care of a multitude of tasks and manning the office’s front desk. Courtney has a passion for learning new skills and is there to greet everyone with a smile upon entering headquarters. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys spending time [...]
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Jordan Nicksy

Jordan Nicksy has been working with Backroad Mapbooks since June 2019. Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, Jordan moved to BC to be with her partner, with whom she recently became engaged (congratulations!). Although Jordan has a background in tourism, digital marketing and social media, she applies her skills to whatever needs to be done around the BRMB office, from [...]
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Matt Steblyna

As with most of the BRMB team, Matt wears a number of hats. When he isn’t busy helping customers with the installation of their GPS maps and answering questions about the product and its features, Matt assists the Geographic Information System (GIS) team with its cartographic work. With a background in computers and graphics, Matt took quickly to the creation [...]
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Jo-ana Maki

An organizational wiz, Jo-ana keeps busy handling everything from customers, filing, and shipping and receiving, to SD card production, lake chart production and topographic map folding. Jo-ana has a knack for ticking items off a to-do list while having a great time getting to know customers. She is heralded as a trustworthy and reliable individual who gets the job done. [...]
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Stefanie Tokarchuk

Stefanie Tokarchuk has been with BRMB since the fall of 2018 and is the resident graphic designer/social media coordinator, keeping the brand’s visuals on point and staying connected with our customer base. Raised in Langley and currently residing in White Rock, Stefanie enjoys exploring local hiking trails, soaking up some sun on the beach or just relaxing at home with [...]
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Courtney Fry

A skilled GIS technician, Courtney works with activity data, points-of-interest, recreation trails and the like to ensure that Backroad Mapbooks' map data is correct and clean. She spends her days adding new information and updating existing data, using QGIS and PostgreSQL to bring customers a product they can count on. Courtney enjoys the rewarding process of seeing the changes that [...]
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Farah Aghdam

With a background in geology, mining and surveying, Farah brings a wealth of knowledge to the work that she does – and it shows. Responsible for the GIS “heavy lifting,” she manages the larger spatial data sets to help create, polish and build bigger content. The data that Farah creates goes towards Backroad Mapbooks’ GPS maps and can later be [...]
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Oliver Herz

A familiar point of contact for many a BRMB customer, Oliver is always there to help answer questions about using Backroad Mapbooks’ digital and GPS products. Oliver puts his cartography skills to use on BRMB’s printed maps, creating and overseeing projects such as the company’s line of waterproof recreation maps for BC and Ontario and assisting with Garmin projects. Originally [...]
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Dale Tober

Dale Tober is Backroad Mapbooks’ senior cartographer and the longest-standing employee in the mapping department. Dale has watched Backroad Mapbooks grow from its days of half a dozen people in a two-room office (with an in-house printer) to the ever-expanding company it is today. Specializing in print projects, Dale brings nearly 20 years of experience to the team at Backroad [...]
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