Åsa has a teaching degree from Uppsala University in Sweden and taught WFR Physical Education and Swedish at Junior High School in Sweden for eight years. Since 1996 she has also worked as a guide and wilderness educator for the adventure company Crossing Latitudes. She has led sea kayaking and hiking trips and expeditions in Sweden, Norway, Greece, and Honduras. She has been a NOLS Wilderness Medicine instructor since 2005 and is teaching both in Scandinavia (in Swedish), and in the U.S. (mostly in English:-). In her free time she skis the backcountry of Montana.