CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

2018

Kent Lárus Björnsson

www.nordictrails.ca or org

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www.nordictrails.is (In Icelandic)

www.kentlarus.net

Telephone/Simi

+354 – 692 – 0240

Email: kentb@mh.is

kentlarus@gmail.com 

Iceland

Hagamelur 21

107 Reykjavik

Iceland

Email: kentlarus@gmail.com 

Email: kentb@mh.is

Telephone: (354) 692-0240

 Canada

210-94 First Ave.
Waterfront Center
Gimli Manitoba


Canada

R0C 1B1

Email: kentlarus@gmail.com

Personal History

Date of Birth: January 15, 1961

Place of Birth: Gimli, Manitoba Canada

Citizenship: Canadian

Granted Icelandic Citizenship Dec 2008

Education

Attended Lyon Bleu

Lyon, France

French Language Course

Feb and March 2012

Level B1

Attended Háskóli Íslands

Teaching Certificate at the Masters Level

Kennsluréttindanám á meistarastig

2007 to 2009

Graduated June 20, 2009

Graduated Leiðsöguskóli Islands

The Tour Guide School of Iceland

May 26, 2005

MCDST – Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

Isoft Sept 2005

Attended University of Manitoba 1980 to 1984

Graduated with a BA Degree in May 1986

Majoring in Political Science,

Minor in Icelandic

Attended L´Institute Catholique de Paris, July 1982

Completed Level Moyen 2

Attended Gimli Elementary and Composite High Schools

Graduated Grade 12 in June 1979

Qualifications

Teaching Certificate June 2009

Class 1 Drivers License with air brake endorsement since 1991

North America

International Drivers License “Meirapróf” since 2001

Iceland

Qualified to take paying passengers i.e. bus, taxi

First Aid Course

Icelandic Red Cross

January 2002

Recertified 2009, 2011 & 2016

First Aid Course

Icelandic Search and Rescue

December 2003

Professional Tour Guide in Iceland

Since May 2005

References

On Demand

Work Experience

August 2001 to Present

Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlið, Hamrahlid College

Reykjavik Iceland

Electronics Technician, Teachers Aid and Caretaker

In charge of school equipment, computers and assist teachers in class preparation

Supervisor: Steinn Jóhannsson Headmaster

rektor@mh.is  (354) 595-5200

August 2015 to present

Teaching at Tour Guide School of Iceland

lsk@mk.is 

December 2005 to Present

Hagvagnar/Hópbilar

Driving Transit, Passenger Bus all over Iceland

Part Time

Guðrún Gísladóttir

gudrun@hopbilar.is (354) 599-6000

October 1997 to July 2001

T&T Trucking Ltd.

Winnipeg, MB and Saskatoon SK

Professional Truck Driver

Local and Long Distance

Supervisor: Rick Thiessen

rthiessen@t-tgroup.com 1-800-676-1157

May 1987 to February 1998

Dairyworld Foods/Manco Dairies

Winnipeg, MB

Route Supervisor, Driver Trainer and Independent Contractor

May 1984 to October 1989

Eriksdale Creamery and Locker Co. Ltd.

Eriksdale, MB

General Manager and Part Owner

Part Time 1975 to 1982

Full Time Summer of 1978 and 1979

Interlake Recreation Center

Gimli, MB

October 1979 to July 1980

Polarprjon Knitting Factory

Blondous, Iceland

Hraðfrýstihús Grindavikur Fish Processing

Grindavik, Iceland

General Help

October 1981 to August 1982

Bulandstindur HF Fish Processing

Djupivogur Iceland

Eskey SF54 Fishing Vessel

Höfn í Hornafjörður, Iceland

Deck Hand and Cook

Self-Employment and Other Income

Guiding in Iceland and North America

Spring 2004

Assisted at the Language Center of the University of Iceland

English course for staff of the University of Iceland

March 2003

Photographer for Outdoor Life Network Global Extremes

Article about the Experience

January 2002 to June 2002

Hotel Atlantis, Reykjavik Iceland

Reception and Night Watchman

August 2001 to Present

Nordic Trails www.nordictrails.ca

Concept and Ideas for promoting travel and trade

between North America and Iceland

December 1990 to Present

Kent L. Bjornsson Enterprises,

an unincorporated company operating in Manitoba Canada

Property management, transport, business and tourism

August 1992 to Present

Own ¼ Section of Land, 160 acres, NW31-19-3E

LGD of Armstrong, Manitoba

Rented for agricultural purposes

Volunteer/Community Involvement

Warden for the Canadian Embassy

Reykjavik Iceland since 2005

Board Member of the

English Speaking Union of Iceland

Founding Member of

Einherjar Viking Group

of Reykjavik

Associate Editor to Lögberg Heimskringla,

a newspaper serving the people of Icelandic Ancestry in North America

Former Board Member and Vice Chairman of the

Iceland Tourist Guide Association

Former Board Member and webmaster of the Icelandic National League of Iceland

Former Board Member of the Snorri Program of Iceland

Tour Guide for Hamrahlíðarkór, Hamrahlið Choir of Iceland

To China September 2007

To Ontario, Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesota June 2005

Volunteer with Icelandic Red Cross since January 2003

Held Various Travel Lectures on Iceland, North America and Cuba

Member of the Canadian Club of Iceland

Member of the Alumni Association of the University of Manitoba

Member of the Icelandic National League of North America

in Gimli, Manitoba and Mountain North Dakota

Former Director of the Board for the Eriksdale Consumers Co-op

Past Member of the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Committee

Past Member of the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada

Interests and Activities

Traveling and Photography

Traveled broadly in North America, including Mexico and Cuba.

Western Europe, extensively in Iceland.

Website Development

Conferences and Conventions Attended

Iceland-Canada Conference October 2000

University of Manitoba

Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2002 Minneapolis, MN

April 2004 Hecla MB

April 2007 Winnipeg MB

April 2009 Gimli MB

April 2010 Toronto, Ontario

April 2012 Brandon Manitoba

April 2013 Seattle Washington

April 2014 Winnipeg MB

April 2017 Grand Forks North Dakota

Future

Assisting groups planning to visit North America, Europe and Iceland

Conducting Lectures and Promoting Nordic Trails

My Language Skills

Spoken Oral Comprehension Written Reading
English Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Icelandic Higher – Intermediate Higher-  Intermediate Lower – Intermediate Higher – Intermediate
French Lower –  Intermediate Higher-  Intermediate Lower – Intermediate Advanced
Spanish Beginner Lower – Intermediate Beginner Lower – Intermediate