Marianne Acreman
If it’s unique or adventurous, our Director, Marianne, has it covered. She has travelled extensively across all seven continents, and has an incredible knowledge base about Africa in particular.
Jim Drapes
Director, Jim, has led groups on the Kokoda Track so many times that he knows every path personally. Jim’s also leads the Great Southern Safari and 4WD safaris through Southern Africa. Click the pic to read more...
Ray Baker
Back Track Director, Ray Baker, an expert at high altitude trekking, designs and often leads our treks in Nepal, the Indian Himalaya and Kilimanjaro.
Leanne Flanagan Smith
Sales & Reservation Manager – Travel
Leanne has travelled to all seven continents, so ask her anything. Leanne has just returned from an Antarctica trip, but her favourite holiday is South America. Click the pic to read more...
Clare Davissen
Sales & Reservations Manager – Trekking
Clare manages Back Track's trekking suite of products, and is herself an avid trekker who’s trekked on six continents. She leads treks and designs new itineraries. Click the pic to read more...
Kylie Gilbert
Finance | Administration | Reservations
Kylie looks after the Business finances as well as the administration behind the Kokoda Treks. She is also one of our Nepal trek leaders and each November leads a group to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes. Kylie has a great knowledge of the Kokoda Track and has the muddy boots to prove it!
Leon Cowan
Adventure Consultant
Leon brings to Back Track a wealth of experience – he’s been in the travel industry for 22 years. His favourite destination is Brazil, where his wife is from (plenty of good travel tips there) and Italy comes in a close second.
Naomi Zerner
Adventure Consultant
Talk about having the travel bug! Naomi’s travel experience is vast with recent trips to South Africa, the Indian sub-continent and Peru. She's also a whiz at packaging tours! Click the pic to read more...
Matteo Carri
Adventure Consultant
Irish-Italian Matteo (Matt) is our European guru. He’s also worked for Exodus and this year, he's conquered Japan and Greenland, thus far! Click the pic to read more...
Emma Smith
Adventure Consultant
Emma has a great travel background having worked with Peregrine and A&K. She’s our go-to-girl for Canada having lived there and experienced it first-hand. Click the pic to read more...
Sarah Mackenzie
Client reservations
Sarah coordinates our clients’ reservations, so you are in good hands. She is super organised (you should see her desk) and Sarah's favourite travel destination is the USA.
Claire Filet
Administration Assistant
Claire looks after your final documents to ensure you get away! She works part-time with Back Track and is studying to be a nurse.
Prue Barker
Administrative Assistant
Prue is our administrative assistant and will get you (and our consultants) sorted. A keen traveller, walker and hiker, Prue has just completed the Kokoda Track.
Helen Goltz
Social Media & Marketing Manager
From newspapers to television, football clubs to tunnels, Helen has been working in the media and marketing for decades. Connect with Helen on our marketing tools – the weekly eDM, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.