Born and raised in Trondheim. Studied sociology and social anthropology at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and attended tour manager school in Mallorca (Ving Travels) in 1985. Worked as a tour manager for Ving Travels for 5 years. Has for 15 years been a cruise ship agent in Trondheim, including organizing on-shore sightseeing trips.
Has had different tour manager assignments for Panorama Travel. Has been teaching the subjects of tourism, tour guiding and toursim geography at a private high school. Was the office manager for the Trondheim 2018 Olympics application committee, and has since 2007 been working as PCO (professional conference organizer) at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
Has since 1995 been actively involved in the running of the Trondheim Guide Association and was member of the board of the Trondheim Cruise Network for three years. NGA-authorized Trondheim guide since 1994.