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Our Team

Marianne
Acreman

Director

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

Director, Jim, has led groups on the Kokoda Track so many times that he knows every path personally. Jim also leads the Great Southern Safari, and is extremely passionate about Africa.

Ray
Baker

Director

Back Track Director, Ray Baker, an expert at high altitude trekking, designs and often leads our treks in Nepal, the Indian Himalaya and Kilimanjaro. 2019 is his 40th anniversary of trekking.

Leanne
Flanagan-Smith

General Manager

Leanne has travelled to all seven continents, so ask her anything. She had recently returned from trips to Japan and Galapagos Islands. Her favourite holiday is anywhere in South America!

Clare
Davissen

Tours
Manager

Clare manages Back Track’s trekking suite of products, and is an avid trekker who’s trekked on six continents. She leads treks and designs new itineraries. Her most recent trekking holiday was Patagonia, and this year she’s leading the trek to Greece! 

Annalisa
Virduzzo

TOurs Reservations

Annalisa is here to help with reservations for Kokoda and Australian Desert Expeditions. She is a keen traveller, walker and hiker and loves spending her weekends out in nature. Annalisa is heading home to Italy for her next adventure. 

Andrea
Turner

Trek Operations Manager

Andrea pursued a career in trekking after she first completed the Kokoda Track over 10 years ago. She has travelled extensively, including Borneo, South America & Nepal. Andrea is a great motivator and encourages others to experience Kokoda firsthand.

Robyn
Moller

Finance and Payments

Robyn looks after the business finances.  Robyn loves to travel both domestically and internationally and prefers cold climate holidays so no surprise her favourite destinations to date are Tasmania in staying in Australia and Canada.

Naomi
Zerner

ADVENTURE CONSULTANT

Talk about having the travel bug! Naomi’s travel experience is vast, with recent trips to the Galapagos Islands and Zambia. However, her recent trip to Antarctica and Patagonia is her favourite and most exciting trip to date. 

Matteo
Carri

ADVENTURE CONSULTANT

Irish-Italian Matteo (Matt) is our European guru. He has recently returned from Botswana and his own tour, a Sicilian Odyssey Food Adventure. Matt is in the office Tuesday, Thursday and 
Friday

Sarah
MacKenzie

ADVENTURE CONSULTANt

Sarah is our newest consultant, but rest assured, she knows her stuff! Sarah has recently come back from a cruise to Hong Kong and mainland China, but her favourite travel destination is the United States. 

Jess
Cooper

ADVENTURE CONSULTANt

Jess’s love for travel makes her an excellent consultant and a valuable member of the team. Her favourite destination is Africa – she has travelled extensively through the continent and recently summited Mt Kilimanjaro.

Judy
Ritter

CLIENT RESERVATIONS

Judy coordinates our clients’ reservations, so rest assured, you are in good hands. 

Rachel
Avery

Marketing
Manager

Rachel comes to Back Track with a background in all things digital and marketing. She loves to travel, and currently has a trip to Mexico & Cuba in the works. 

Honee
Burns

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Honee looks after your final documents to ensure you embark on your trip with everything you need! She is also the lovely face to greet you as you enter our office.

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