I was born and raised in Arendal 1978, Norway. As a kid I enjoyed many activities, such as catching fish for my cat Johnas, riding my bike, playing football and video games, and hanging out with friends. Of course not a day went by without wrestling with my older brother Dan Benny.
My dad, Jan, founded an electronic store in the 70´s and it quickly became the top selling store of it’s kind throughout Norway. On a good Saturday it was not unusual to sell 40-50 color TV’s, which were hot tech at the time. Today he spends his elder days as a fisherman, just like my grandfather Olav before him.
During my younger days there was rarely a weekend when I was not (somewhat reluctantly!) dragged out of bed on a Saturday morning to help sell my grandfather’s catch from the night before to the neighbourhood. I was often told “your grandfather has caught a lot of fish, you need to help him sell it”. Dragging all the fish with me, I walked several kilometers and knocked on many doors utilizing some maybe desperate sales tactics to charm the older ladies. My customers may have felt sorry for me seeing me walk around with fish, but I was able to sell them and returned home with pockets full of money. My grandfather gave me a cut of the sales so I could buy candy and save the rest in order to purchase more audio products. These were some of the best memories of my childhood.