This lovely group is looking forward to getting to know you!
Arnhild is our cheerful, dependable principal. Her pedagogical background from NTNU and warm-hearted personality make her a strong leader at Fosen FHS. She is a whiz with a flyrod, a sewing machine, and a turntable. Arnhild keeps an open door and creates a safe space where students can talk freely.
Assistant Headmaster and Tiny House Construction Teacher
Kenneth is a renaissance man. His interests fill the spectrum from traditional crafting and old-time techniques to discussing quantum physics and Star Wars. He is a skilled woodworker, craftsman, and trip leader. Kenneth can be often found of a foraging expedition in the forest with his family.
Turid is in charge of the books. She keeps student accounts in order and isn’t fazed by the flurry of craft material orders that fly through her office. She is a fan of travel and is always ready to crack a joke.
Eli Foss Hermstad
Front Office and House Mother
Eli is in charge of the front office. She is responsible for processing your applications, assigning rooms, and solving practical problems. Eli is also our ‘House Mother’ who watches out for students who may be having difficulties or are feeling under the weather. She also our ceramics instructor and can be found crafting with knitting needles or a sketchbook.
Rune is our Mr. Fix-It! His education as a refrigerator mechanic and interest in computers makes him an incredible handyman. He is an avid cyclist and skilled hunter.
Christian manages Nøst, our organic farm. He works hard to develop the potential of our land. He keeps our crops, vegetables, and livestock healthy and happy. Christian is a sourdough master and clever cook. He is also known for his bubbly personality and quick wit.
Boat Building Teacher
Malte is a wizard with wood. He is well-practiced at seeing protentional in trees and creating boats, buildings, and furniture from them. He has honed his craft and become a registered boat builder. Boats have always been a part of his life, he grew up sailing with his family in Denmark. Malte can be found in the forest or on a mountain top with his dog. And, if you’re lucky you may one day hear him play his congas.
Kjetil is our playful and positive sailing instructor. He is always ready to brave the weather and catch the wind. He is a skilled sailor, fisher, and outdoor life instructor. Kjetil is one of the world’s best huggers and he is an incredible companion to have on a trip.
Textile & Traditional Handcraft Teacher
Grethe is our highly creative handwork teacher. She loves traditional handwork techniques and old-style craft. She received her education at Rauland University College. Grethe is innovative and is skilled at inspiring students with nature’s materials. Rumors say she is related to Askeladden!
Anton Van Genugten
Organic Farming Teacher
Anton is our tall, Dutch jester. He is an energetic acrobatic, often found running around in wooden clogs. Anton is calm and caring. His gentle approach to agriculture keeps our farm and forest thriving. He is a compost fanatic and champions a sustainable, organic lifestyle.
Lena Lisdotter Børjesson
Lena is an institution at the school. She has traveled the world with Viking navigation technique. Lena has sailed the Black Sea and around the Northern Cape. She finally settled here and has called Fosen her home for the last few decades. Lena has enriched our school with her endless depths of knowledge and skill. She teaches leather tanning techniques which she learned from the people of Mongolia and the Massi people of Kenya. She teaches also nautical handcraft techniques. Lena is also a story-teller extraordinaire and keeps us warm during stormy winter evenings by reading aloud from the adventures of Mumi.
Bjørn Willemoes Wissing
Bjørn is a whimsical, warm-hearted character. He is always ready to guide students through the forests and share the hidden secrets of the landscape. He is known here as an enthusiastic storyteller and teacher. Bjørn is a skilled outdoorsman and has endless knowledge about self-sufficiency techniques. He is often decked out in handknit sweaters and a winning smile.
Marte Iren Bakken
Marte is multitalented. She is our deeply knowledgable master of sailmaking, food preservation specialist, and green-thumbed horticulture enthusiast. Marte is also a skilled plant dyer, knitter, and textile crafter. She has strong roots in the culture and traditions of the school. Her long career here has seen her through many memorable sailing trips and adventures.
Eini is our newest addition to the teaching team. She is a knitter extraordinaire, and one of the creative minds behind our school’s very own knit sweater pattern. Eini is in charge of our leather tanning lessons and in charge of guiding our international student’s through the trials & tribulations of Norwegian language learning.
Julian Bjørø Kvarenes
Julian is the king of Sløydsal, our wood workshop. He is endlessly helpful in teaching craft techniques and in choosing out project materials. Julian is cool, calm and collected. He is a trained carpenter, board game champion, and punster extraordinaire.
Tora keeps us connected with the times. She is the brains behind our school’s media presence and is clever with a camera. Her pedagogical background and kind heart make her an integral part of the Fosen family. Tora grew up into this coastal culture and is well versed in the traditions of the school. Also, she wrote the book on sailing… literally.
Lillian is quick with a smile. She keeps our school shining and orderly. Lillian also keeps us well fed. We are lucky to have her in the halls and in the kitchens!
Renate is a master with a menu. She is the head of our organic kitchens. Renate and her team take fresh ingredients from our own farm and transform them into fantastic feasts.
Evelyn is a critical member of the kitchen team. Along with her team, she creates tasty dishes from our coastal catches. She is known for her hard work ethic and infectious laughter.
Ann Freidis Volden
Ann Freidis is an experienced cook. She keeps us well fed with homestyle, organic foods. And her hardcore Trøndersk in combination with her humor keeps us entertained. Ann Freidis treats us with dangerously delicious cakes and goodies.
Mads is our chipper chef's apprentice. Throughout his chef's training, he has been an integral part of our kitchen team. He is creative with the menus and his from-scratch meals are always a hit with the students.
Runa Bergflødt Søilen
Runa puts a sustainable spin on our meals. She is the force behind our vegan and vegetarian menu. Runa is innovative and makes eating alternative a tasteful option.
Josephine Eilsø Mors
Teacher's Assitant Organic Farming
Agnes Rose Walderhaug
Teacher's Assitant Tiny House Construction
Eli Håkedal Raasholm
Teacher's Assitant Textile & Traditional Handcraft
Vebjørn Aishana Reitan
Teacher's Assitant Boat Builing