CURRICULUM VITAE

2017

 

 

Kent Lárus Björnsson

 

 

 

www.nordictrails.ca or org

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www.nordictrails.is (In Icelandic)

 

www.kentlarus.net

 

http://vefir.mh.is/kentb  

Personal website

 

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: kentb@mymts.net 

 

 

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 Leiđsöguskóli 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

May 2005

 

 

 

References

On Demand

 

 

Work Experience

 

 

August 2001 to Present

Menntaskólinn viđ Hamrahliđ, Hamrahlid College

Reykjavik Iceland

Electronics Technician, Teachers Aid and Caretaker

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

Supervisor: Lárus Bjarnason Headmaster

rektor@mh.is  (354) 595-5200

 

December 2005 to Present

Hagvagnar/Hópbilar

Driving Transit, Passenger Bus all over Iceland

Part Time

Guđrún 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

Hrađfrýstihús Grindavikur Fish Processing

Grindavik, Iceland

General Help

 

October 1981 to August 1982

Bulandstindur HF Fish Processing

Djupivogur Iceland

 

Eskey SF54 Fishing Vessel

Höfn í Hornafjörđur, 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 Ľ 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 Hamrahlíđarkór, Hamrahliđ 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.

See my website for more information

http://vefir.mh.is/kentb  

 

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

 

Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2004 Hecla MB

 

Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2007 Winnipeg MB

 

Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2009 Gimli MB

 

Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2010 Toronto, Ontario

 

Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2012 Brandon Manitoba

 

Icelandic National League of North America Convention

April 2013 Seattle Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

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