30 Things You Didn't Know About Sonja


I’m excited to share a few fun facts that you may not know about me [so you can get a feel for who you will be working with].


  1. We had one of the first Mac computers growing up. Hello flying toaster!

  2. I’m 1/2 Norwegian, 1/4 French, 1/4 Irish, .

  3. I tend to not have ‘favorites’ of anything: food, travel places, books…

  4. When I take paper notes I use a PaperMate black pen: flair, medium tip.

  5. Favorite perfume:  CoCo Chanel Mademoiselle. Second place Gypsy Soul.

  6. I dedicate an hour a day reading books.

  7. I am very picky about my wine glasses. The thinner the better! (and I love red wine too)

  8. 24 years red meat free.

  9. My father named me. (he is awesome <- he made me write that)

  10. I have traveled to 45+ countries. Largely helped by studying abroad 3 times in undergrad.

  11. I have circumnavigated the earth on a ship.

  12. Once I had a shaved head. (see number 11 as to why)

  13. I was captain of the Varsity Dance Team In High School.

  14. I'm forever on the lookout for the world's most perfect deodorant.

  15. As a kid, I held a handstand long enough to win an entire week at overnight gymnastics camp.

  16. I still practice handstands at least 3x a week.

  17. Camped up to the Arctic Circle to meet relatives I had never met before!

  18. Daily morning ritual:  water, coffee, make bed, practice gratitude.

  19. I only like to burn candles that are made of soy or coconut.

  20. My first job at 13 was a photographer at the local newspaper – with black + white film.

  21. Longest time awake:  4 days, in South Africa. And then I went great white shark diving.

  22. Nominated to attend Collision Con, a Tech mega conference. They invited global women entrepreneurs ‘pushing the meter’.

  23. My great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and I all have the same middle name: Katherine.

  24. Not only is my closet color coordinated, but also divided by sleeve length, and season.

  25. I have had a Monkey Fist on every keychain I have ever had.

  26. Number of times I have driven cross country USA: 5

  27. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I’ve never missed a year dressing up. Last year I went as a stack of pancakes.

  28. I have a Masters Degree in International Education.

  29. Once upon a time I owned a Smart Car and I tried to race everyone on the highway – I lost.

  30. Motto To Remember:  Life is happening For you, not To you. 


I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed reminiscing.

x - Sonja




Sonja Thorsvik