Lena has a teaching degree from University of Umeå, Sweden. Lena, a native of Sweden, has worked as a wilderness educator since the early 80's. Lena started working for NOLS in 1986 as a climbing and sea-kayaking instructor in Alaska, Mexico, and Chile. For several years Lena was the sea kayaking program coordinator for NOLS. In 1996 she co-founded the adventure company Crossing Latitudes Inc. The company focuses on sea kayaking and hiking trips in Scandinavia, Greece, Alaska, and beyond. In 2000 Lena started to teach for NOLS Wilderness Medicine. Lena spearheads the NOLS Wilderness Medicine program in Scandinavia and Europe by hosting and teaching Wilderness First Aid and CPR courses.