Espen holds a Master’s degree in Information Sciences from the University of Bergen, with a specialization towards project management, work process development and adaptation of IT systems. He's also an experienced agile product owner and team leader in developing and implementing an advanced monitoring and decision support solution in Statoil. This experience has led Espen to work towards further developing in professional skillset within IT and business architecture.

Espen grew up deep in the woods outside Oslo, and enjoys living on the island of Askøy with his wife and two girls. He originally came to Bergen as a naval officer in the 1990s, and quickly grew fond of Bergen’s burgeoning cultural scene and nature. He's an enthusiastic photographer, enjoys hiking and trail biking and regularly treks to Germany to drive racing cars on the Nürburgring.