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 a small-town boy from northern Germany, Oliver grew up with a fascination for seeing the world. When he isn’t busy handling technical support inquiries or making maps, Oliver joins the sales team at nation-wide trade shows. His favourite part of the job, he says, is its variety.
Favourite outdoor activity?
Too many to list; pick one: Hiking, biking, skiing, paddling...
Which celebrity would you take on for a bicycle race?
If you were stranded on an island, what kind of ball would you want to have with you?
And what would you name your ball?
Saturday Night Fever.
Most memorable BRMB experience?
Hiding the BRMB Vancouver, Coast & Mountains 20th Anniversary Bonus Cache.
Beer, wine or spirits?
Fermented grape juice and matured barley nectar.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?
Where is the best hiding place in Canada for a zombie apocalypse?
Can’t tell, zombies are reading this.
Why a career in GIS/mapping?
Where else can you build your own world? At the age of seven, I started travelling the world with one finger on a map.
Favourite part about working at BRMB?
Learning about the great places Canada has to offer.
What is your favourite BRMB product and why?
BC Backroad GPS Maps – The lifesaving maps for snowshoe trips in the backcountry.
What BRMB product are you most looking forward to using and why?
Haida Gwaii Waterproof Recreation Map – Because when I use it I will be there.