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Built by RVers, for RVers

Marianne Edwards

Co-Founder and Chief Boondocker

Boondockers Welcome is the brainchild of Marianne Edwards, author of The Frugal Shunpiker's Guides, the popular e-book series that guides you to the best free camping sites throughout the Southwestern United States. Marianne has been RVing for over 15 years and has become an industry expert in how to enjoy big travel on a small budget. She has been profiled in the New York Times and has contributed to many RV industry magazines and newsletters where she has shared her vast knowledge about finding free scenic RV camping on public lands.

Marianne and her husband Randy live in Elora, Ontario, Canada, but spend several months on the road every year in their Roadtrek, when they tour North America and enjoy both the quiet scenic camping that Marianne is famous for finding, as well as the hospitality of Boondockers Welcome hosts from coast to coast.

Anna Maste

Co-Founder and CTO

Anna is proud to be the co-founder of Boondockers Welcome along with Marianne, who also happens to be her mother. Anna has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and spent a decade working in embedded software development before becoming involved in this amazing project. Anna lives in Kitchener, Ontario where she and her husband, along with their two young boys, are enjoying spending a few weeks each summer in their first travel trailer.

Carrie Andress

Community Support Specialist

Carrie is new to the RV World, starting on her first RV journey in July 2018. She quickly fell in love and decided to become a full-time RVer in October 2018. Carrie has a Public Relations degree from Augusta State University and has worked in marketing/customer service for fifteen years. She is excited to be working with Boondockers Welcome and be a part of this community. Carrie is always looking for new places, new experiences, and great hiking. She is constantly on the move, travelling all over North America and looks forward to meeting all of the wonderful Boondockers Welcome hosts along the way.