For over 25 years our field-checkers have been exploring the American West and beyond, capturing road conditions and recreation potential more accurately than any publisher to date. Our award-winning team of cartographers and editors work tirelessly to present the landscapes and data that travelers must have in order to maximize their experience. Over the years we have built a loyal customer base of discriminating map users from all over the world. We thank you all and we welcome your comments or edits from the road. Safe travels!

 

OUR TEAM

  • John Glanville
    John Glanville
    General Manager / Owner
  • Neil Allen
    Neil Allen
    Production Director / GISP / Cartographer
  • Thad Lenker
    Thad Lenker
    Cartographer / Editor / Field Checker
  • Ryan Reid
    Ryan Reid
    Cartographer / Editor
  • Bridger DeVille
    Bridger DeVille
    Sales and Marketing Director
  • Luis Borella
    Luis Borella
    Pacific Coast Sales Manager
  • Chaney Swiney
    Chaney Swiney
    Cartographer / Field Checker / Writer
  • Taylor Monroe
    Taylor Monroe
    Cartographer
  • Curt Shaffer
    Curt Shaffer
    Contributing Cartographer
John Glanville
General Manager / Owner

John enjoys jumping out of helicopters on the top of snow covered mountains, hanging off the side of sail boats as ballast, diving in warm waters, and chasing his son around the yard with his Labradors.

Neil Allen
Production Director / GISP / Cartographer

As a cartographer, Neil is constantly enjoying the landscape whether it be in person or vicariously combing over maps. When not playing with the family, he enjoys bicycling, winery hopping, and the company of good friends. He is past president of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) of which he’s been an active member since 2001.

Thad Lenker
Cartographer / Editor / Field Checker

Thad cut his mapping teeth in the Army while working as an Imagery Analyst during the first Gulf War. He then went on to earn a B.S. in Geography from Penn State University, specializing in Cartography and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). When he’s not busy building maps or riding his dual sport motorcycle, he can usually be found in his garage tackling a woodworking project, or out for a stroll with his dogs.

Ryan Reid
Cartographer / Editor

Ryan’s passion and enthusiasm for maps propelled him to pursue a degree in Geography at Southern Oregon University. When not in the office, he enjoys going to the shooting range, playing with the dog, and spending time with friends.

Bridger DeVille
Sales and Marketing Director

Bridger is a Louisiana native and LA Tech business school graduate (CIS) that ventured west to Denver, Colorado in 2003. For over 10 years he has directed our sales & marketing efforts including distribution, e-commerce, and business development. An active board member of the International Map Industry Association, Bridger enjoys “connecting the business of maps worldwide”. His love of maps began as a young boy reviewing the globe with his grandfather, a U.S. Navy veteran of both the Atlantic & Pacific theaters of WWII.

Luis Borella
Pacific Coast Sales Manager

Luis fell in love with maps as a fisherman and hunter always scouring for a “honey hole” where he could find the success and solitude he craved in the outdoors.  Now the proud father of three, Luis and his German short-hair pointer may not get out as often, but that time in the wilderness is as sweet as ever.

Chaney Swiney
Cartographer / Field Checker / Writer

Originally from Tennessee, Chaney moved to Oregon to pursue his zeal for maps, photography, and natural history across the varied landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. He’s always planning for the next adventure, whether it be a wilderness excursion of his own or a field-checking trip for an upcoming Benchmark Atlas.

Taylor Monroe
Cartographer

Taylor was born and raised in Southern Oregon and grew up with a fascination for maps. She recently graduated with an AAS in Geographic Information Systems from Central Oregon Community College, where she also tutored GIS for 2 years. When not making maps she enjoys taking walks in nature, going to the movies, and adding to her ever growing globe collection.

Curt Shaffer
Contributing Cartographer

Arlington, Texas: Curt’s background includes an Architectural Design degree from Ohio State plus additional Cartography and GIS education from Humboldt State in Arcata, CA. During his 22 year career, he has worked with Allan Cartography, National Geographic-Trails Illustrated, Dave Imus, a large city metro street guide provider and various other custom cartography clients. He loves making maps, cycling, and photography.

RETAILERS

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