I am born and raised on the island Seløy in Herøy municipality, on the Helgeland coast in northern Norway. I wanted to be a veterinarian, but dropped out and went to a gardening school instead, and afterwards got an intern job in a gardener firm in the capital Oslo afterwards. This was the start of my career and life passion.
I started my first store in 1993 on the west side of Oslo. Eventually I had two stores in the capital. In 2000 I wanted to do something else for a while, and worked as freelancer at home and abroad, before I moved back home to northern Norway in 2010. On the 1st of April 2011 I opened my shop “Etcetera” in Herøy, and have been there since then.
- I was responsible for the main decorative work in the Crown Prince official residence Skaugum, more specifically; for the youth party – in connection with the Crown Prince wedding in 2001.
- I have created showroom at fairs in Toronto Canada, and in Dallas and Atlanta, USA.
- I have worked as a designer in Hong Kong and China, where I have been responsible for their Christmas and spring collections.
- I have designed quite a few flower shops in Norway, plus my own of course.