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 entrepreneur, manager, designer 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 a passionate cross country skier after moving to Norway and is an avid trail runner when the summer finally comes.
PhD applied Geophysics & M.Sc in control systems. 15+ years experience from petroleum and research with focus on development of new technologies from prototype to market. Hooked on signals and data processing, big data and machine learning. Enjoys 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.
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.