Hi there!

My name is Erik and I am currently working as a communications adviser in the Norwegian Armed Forces. I have previously worked as a PR Consultant at the Oslo-based agency Arctic Public Relations. There, I was a PR all-rounder currently handling several of the agency's largest clients, among them some of the leading Norwegian and international brands. I also have public relations experience from the London-based agency Me:Mo Interactive and MSLGROUP's Oslo office.

I graduated from the University of Oregon on Monday, June 13, 2010, with Bachelor degrees in both Public Relations and Magazine Journalism. I also have a Certificate in Film Studies from Oregon. 

Having worked in the Armed Forces, obtained two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Oregon's highly regarded School of Journalism and Communication, and worked in the public relations industry in both London and Norway, I believe my varied and international background is unique to my person.

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2014 - Present

Communications adviser

The Norwegian Armed Forces/The LOS Program

Planning and implementation of communication activities for the Armed Forces.

May 2012 - Jul 2014

PR consultant

Arctic PR
  • Account managemet for several of the agency's largest clients; also writing press releases, newsletters and customer publications; implementing campaigns; socia media; reporting; and media outreach.
  • Handling and developing Arctic PR's social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google +, and Instagram.
Jan 2011 - Apr 2012


The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
  • Processing applications from people applying for work assessment allowance.
    • Work assessment allowance is meant to secure you income in a transitional period when you, because of illness or damage, are in need of work related measures, medical treatment or any other follow-up from the Labour and Welfare Administration order to get back to work.
Jun 2011 - Apr 2012


Arctic PR
  • Various assignments, depending on the office's needs - primarily translating, editing and writing press releases.
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012

Socal Media, Marketing and PR Intern

Me:Mo Interactive
  • Me:Mo Interactive is a creative communications agency working primarily with restaurants, but also handles some entertainment projects.
  • I followed up clients’ social media accounts; created social media reports; created company databases; attended events; event preparations; took photos; prepared and attended pitches; and research.
Mar 2011 - Mar 2011


  • Created media lists for one of MSL Oslo's clients.
Nov 2010 - Dec 2010


  • Intern at MLSGROUP's Oslo office.
  • Worked with clients such as Oral-B (Braun), Listerine, Compeed, Quooker and Johnson&Johnson. I wrote press releases; created media lists and media coverage reports; established media and blogger contacts; did interviews; and research.
  • The group is the one of the world's top 5 PR and events networks.
Jun 2008 - Sep 2009

Summer and Christmas intern

The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
  • Intern at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration in Molde, Norway.
  • Processed casework related to work injuries / workers compensation. 
May 2005 - Aug 2006

Lieutenant, Information Officer

Norwegian Armed Forces Medical Services
  • Responsible for the unit's information strategy and maintenance of the unit's Intranet and Internet pages.
  • User administration of the entire unit's computer system.
  • In 2005, also functioned as operational officer for the unit's Reaction Forces.
  • Also, worked a lot on various projects, such as restructuring the unit in the summer of 2005, and project "Peace Health" from fall 2005 until I left the military in August 2006.
Sep 2004 - May 2005

Lieutenant, Assistant G-4

Norwegian Armed Forces/National Guard/HV 18
  • Administration of the quartermaster service, billeting and medical material.
  • Responsible for the supply service at HV-18 (Former name of the National Guard unit at the Norwegian/Russian border).
Jul 2003 - Jun 2004

Sergeant, Unit commander / Section Leader, Service Corps

Norwegian Armed Forces/Army/Division 6/Artillery Battalion
  • Commanded a unit in the Supply platoon and was the leader of the supply section.
  • Responsible for supplying food, water, fuel and other material to the battalion.





Microsoft Outlook


I had two years of French in middle school, two years in high school and two years in college.

Social Media

Primarily Facebook and Twitter, but also proficient in blogging, YouTube and similar.

Microsoft Excel

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Word

Language: Danish

Because Norwegian is my native language, I can also understand spoken and written Danish and vice versa.

Language: Swedish

Because Norwegian is my native language, I can also understand spoken and written Swedish and vice versa.

Language: English

Language: Norwegian

Native Language.


Travel, skiing, the outdoors, the entertainment industry (movies and television), popular culture, photography, and hiking.