I have a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and am a certified Project Management Professional. I have spent my entire career in product development for a major truck manufacturer where I use my broad technical background as a leader within Systems Engineering. Over the years, I have developed my problem solving skills which I put to use daily at work and in my private life. I have worked over half of my professional career outside the USA living in Sweden with my wife and our 3 adult children. My work colleagues would describe me as calm, which I partly attribute to having raised 3 adult children. On a more personal level, I find that my dry sense of humor usually goes completely unappreciated; although I quite enjoy it. I also enjoy being in nature and watching nature shows. I am very comfortable with my faith in God and with Science. And I find my active involvement with a local faith community to be a good outlet for my skills, my emotional side and my leadership.
Like Lance, I was born and raised in the US but my interest in international travel began when I was 16 as an exchange student to Denmark. It was there that I began to get a greater perspective of the world as I met people with different views, from various countries and cultures. Scandinavia definitely has a special place in my heart.
I have always been passionate about finding answers to some of life’s toughest questions, in a way that would be understandable to most of us. In school, I was not the kid who excelled scholastically, I was much more relational, which lead me to my career choice.
After working as an Executive assistant for many years, I went on to create my own home based business where I did coaching and training for large groups of people in the areas of balance, priorities and the value of preserving memories through photo albums and organization. Presently I work with International families and students who are new to Sweden. I love organizing and labeling just about everything, cooking nutritious food (except for Chocolate Chip Cookies) dancing and watching sci-fi.