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 she makes come to life. She says that she appreciates the culture at Backroad Mapbooks for its friendly people and helpful attitude. In her downtime she can be found reading or going on a nice hike to a secluded spot.
Sports car or pick-up truck?
Old pick-ups are the best.
Favourite outdoor activity? Barbequing.
Country, pop or hip-hop?
If those are my only options I’d pick country I guess.
Best part about working at BRMB?
There is usually some sort of organized hike happening on the weekends. We try to hike different areas every time so it lets me explore BC a bit more.
Strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Catfood. I was four.
What are some of your hobbies? Swimming, hiking and reading.
Other than British Columbia, whereabouts have you lived?
I’m from Nova Scotia so I’ve lived in a few places there as well.
What is the biggest difference between the east coast and the west?
The weather. Winter is a choice in BC and I could get used to that. On the downside, there are no real donairs here.
Name one food that you can’t live without.
Favourite outdoor activity?
It’s a tie between hiking and skiing.
What BRMB product are you most looking forward to using and why?
The BRMB Navigator App because there is so much information available on it for any adventure you feel like. I’m looking forward to exploring some paddling routes this summer.