We are a group of outdoor enthusiast with the goal of making the backcountry safer for everyone. With diverse backgrounds, we are combining our skill sets to make this vision a reality.
Monica Vaksdal - Founder & CEO
Cand.Scient.Petroleum Geology (UiB), Cand.Mag.Sociology (UiB), Master of Management (BI). 16 years experience from various position in the petroleum industry. Experienced skier, climber, and loves winter camping.
Deborah Karlsen - Co-Founder & CCO
BS Biology (IU), Masters of Management (BI) Serial enteprenuer, manager and business developer. Avid hiker, runner, and skier-in-development. Married a Norwegian and after 3 years is fluent with a west-Norway twang.
Kjartan Nesse - Co-Founder & CTO
Cand.Scient.Physics (UiB), Officer Telemark Battalion. 16 years experience from various position in the petroleum industry and IT, focus on digitization, and emerging technologies. Avid skier, climber and a background as dog handler Rescue Dogs ('lavinehund').
M.Sc in Computer Science. 18 years experience as a software engineer and project manager to design and commercialize seismic sensors for onshore oil exploration.
Became passionate cross country skier after moving to Norway and trailrunner when the summer finally comes.
PhD in applied Geophysics and Msc in control systems with a 15+ years background from the petroleum industry and research institutes with focus on development of new technologies from the prototype to the marked. Hooked on signals and data processing and passion ranges from big data and machine learning to small embedded-software algorithms. Happy to be in nearly all outdoor environments and enjoy outdoor activities from diving, sailing, climbing & skiing.
M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering. After working nearly a decade in the oil industry, Michel decided to balance his karma and put his skills into helping developing things that are better for the environment. When he's not working with design and engineering you'll most likely find him skiing, climbing or enjoying the Norwegian nature in other ways.
Quentin Sauvager - Finance Intern
BBA in Management Sciences (IAE Lyon), MSc in Sports Industry Management next September (EM Lyon). Auditing and accounting experience in an accounting firm. Avid skier, tennis player, and sports lover. He is eager to pursue a career in sports industry management.
Meet our elite team of ski professionals. These individuals are helping push the boundaries of skiing and snowboarding, and will be providing Dingo.Ski with feedback and ideas for product improvements through rigorous testing.
Professional athlete and a world-class big mountain skier. Wille was part of the free ride world tour.
Professional athlete and world-class snowboarder. JP is also a spokesperson for YES snowboards.
Professional athlete and world-class big mountain skier. Reine was the champion of the free ride world tour in 2012.
Our Trusted Partners
Mountain and Backcountry Skis
For 95 years Åsnes has produced top quality skis for winter hiking and mountaineering. Started in 1922 by the Åsnes brothers, the company has a rich heritage and long standing expertise in the production of mountain skis. We at Dingo.Ski are excited to be working along side such a team of experts.
CMR is a research center with technological expertise that can be traced back to 1930. Their research has given groundbreaking solutions, from space to the ocean floor. CMR is working along side the Dingo.Ski team to develop Dingo.X technology.