Meet The Team

Admin

 

LYNDSAY JENSEN

Editor & Founder

Lyndsay has more than twenty years' experience in the advertising and publishing industry, and holds degrees in Business and Desktop Publishing (print and repro). Born in the UK, and brought up in South Africa, she has the ability to understand different cultures, and is passionate about networking. She is a wife of twenty three years and mother to two boys aged 22 and 16. She loves travel, photography, art and singing rock and blues.

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CONRAD EGBERT

Consulting Editor

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KENNETH MACALPINE

Managing Director & Partner

Kenneth is a Nordic Financial Manager in the Transport industry. His degree is in Finance and business obtained in the UK. Born in Norway he moved to Denmark at the age of 22. He is of Danish Scottish ancestry and lives in southern Denmark with his large multi-national family. consisting of Danish, Irish. and Brazilian heritage. He is always interested in new challenges and loves to live life to the fullest.

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SARAH REDOHL

Journalist & Filmmaker

 

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AINA MASOOD

Psychologist

Aina is a Clinical Psychologist from Pakistan who is currently residing in Aalborg, Denmark. She's working with the International Staff Unit, Aalborg University as a  Project manager (volunteer). She has conducted mental well being seminars and is actively helping clients overcome the hurdles associated with working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Aina is an outgoing, inspirational blogger. She loves to travel, take photos and connect with her viewers on a personal level by sharing her daily activities with a hint of reflections as a psychologist.

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SKYLER BENTLEY HALL

Educational Consultant

Skyler is originally from Canada, and after living in Switzerland for several years, she transitioned to Denmark with her husband and son - all proud Canadians. Skyler has worked in the education sector for three decades and found her true passion for supporting students with their educational journey. As the Founder of Bentley Hall Educational Consulting, she advises on career and university options globally. Skyler enjoys spending time with family, exploring new cultures, and embracing the hygge lifestyle in beautiful Denmark.

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MARIANO
ANTHONY DAVIES

President & CEO
Oxford Business Services 

Mariano has over 30 years' global experience as a business executive. He spent ten years with KPMG, twenty-five years with British Chambers of Commerce (while also running his own companies) and now Oxford Business Services. He is a British citizen, who grew up in Kent, went to boarding school in Sussex and has a British university education. He has been married to a Dane for over 43 years and has held over 100 official anti-Brexit speeches. He both speaks and writes Danish without difficulty.

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Conrad is a journalist and editor with over 20 years of experience across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

Sarah is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker from the American Midwest. She holds a degree in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Missouri, though she’s been a natural-born storyteller since she could talk. Her work has taken her all over the world, from Amsterdam to Zambia (and many places in between). Since moving to Europe in 2016, she’s lived in Germany, Hungary, and Croatia before settling down in Copenhagen in 2020 with her partner and their two cats. Prior to moving to Europe, Sarah taught mobile and multimedia journalism at her alma mater and served as a print and digital editor for the Business Times Company.

MICHAELA MEDVEDOVÁ 

Copy Whisperer

Michaela came from Slovakia and moved to Denmark 3 years ago to study for her Master's degree. She says living in Odense is the perfect city for her because it's not too large to be intimidating, but still exciting!
She works at Umbraco as a Magical Copy Whisperer and started a podcast with her friends - @humans.of.sdu. She loves watching and talking about movies, Harry Potter, karaoke nights (even though she can't sing to save her life), and pub quizzes (winning them, to be specific).

KATIE NOYED

Writer

Katie is from the United States and first came to Denmark as an exchange student. Years later, Katie is happily living in Roskilde with her Danish husband, and is working towards getting her Master's degree in Global Refugee Studies. Katie spends her free time working on her podcast, "Life with Color" and enjoys traveling, volunteering, dancing, and petting dogs

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OPHELIA WU

Fashion consultant

& Business Owner

Like her hometown Hong Kong, Ophelia has a diverse background and upbringing. She moved to Copenhagen in 2019. Her fashion and journalism career began in 2007 at ELLE Hong Kong magazine, and later on as an online stylist at Net-A-Porter.com in the UK; she has worked with all sorts of creatives, brands and celebrities globally.

She now works on everything fashion and communication related. With her love of travelling and places her work brought her to, people she met from all walks of life inspired her to start her own business M for Minimal: a place to raise the awareness of going back to basics through conscious consumption and mindfulness with a touch of spirituality- something she has been practising since her teenage years. 

TINY MAERSCHALK

Head of International Community at
Erhverv Aarhus

Experienced Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in an independent networking organization. Skilled in strategic planning, analytical skills, event management, and working with complex politically led organisations. A strong program and project management professional with excellent people skills and a good sense of humour.

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NARCIS GEORGE MATACHE

Politician

Born in 1990 in a village in the north-east of Romania, Narcis made Aalborg his new home since 2009. Smitten by the Danish model, he decided to get involved in the local community leading to him becoming a strong voice on the topic of usage of the local political rights by the internationals. In 2017, he became the first non-Danish citizen to run for regional elections and to represent Denmark in the Council of Europe. He holds or held leadership positions in European Youth Denmark, Europabev.gelsen, Socialdemokratiet N.rresundby, DSU Aalborg, and Frit Forum International.

SARA ROSE NEWELL

Clinical Laboratory Scientist, MSc

Sara is originally from Canada and has worked and studied in Iceland and Denmark. She is a disability rights activist and active member of #enmillionstemmer, and has masters degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Technological Business Development from Aarhus University. Sara has lived in Denmark since 2003 and lives in Skanderborg with her husband and their three children. She hopes to contribute and share insights with others who have children with disabilities.

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TAREK ABU SHAM

Owner of  My Peterinarian

Tarek was born in Amman, Jordan and from an early age has had a love for animals. He met his spouse in Amman and then soon embarked on an expat lifestyle that took him to Dubai, Prague, and now Copenhagen. Originally a veterinarian, Tarek reinvented himself professionally and decided to launch his own company. With My Peterinarian, Tarek has combined his veterinary experience with his entrepreneurial spirit. The Pet-agrees cares for pets in the Copenhagen area, offering services including pet-sitting, walking, and more to come soon.

NATASHA LIVIERO

Pastry Chef

Natasha is a recently qualified pastry chef who is South African by birth and Croatian by blood. She spent many years working for a wellness publication but did an about-turn at the beginning of 2020 when she joined a culinary school to fulfil a lifelong dream to study patisserie. She’s passionate about European patisserie and loves spending time in the kitchen experimenting with recipes (while quibbling with her feline friends), and is always on the hunt for interesting new cookbooks.

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CONRAD MOLDEN

Comedian

Conrad is a 30+ father of two, performing in the Danish stand up scene. He got his big break with a national tour of his one-man show 'Danglish', which is streaming (along with its sequel) on the subscription service TV2 or his website. He is an amateur anthropologist, living amongst the Danes and reporting back to his international friends. He has ambitions to lær the dansk but after nine years thinks nodding and grumbling might be a more realistic survival tactic. His comedy is aimed at anyone seeking comfort, support or relief in this strange land.

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HEATHER STORGAARD

Writer

Heather comes from Northern Scotland, grew up in Switzerland, and lived in England and Germany. She met her Danish and soon-to-be British husband back in 2017, and they now split their time between Central Scotland and Helgenæs, a peninsula in rural Eastern Jutland. Languages and cultural studies are a big passion, leading Heather to pursue a degree in Culture and Heritage and a career in photography and translation.

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Digital Marketing Consultant

Nikolaos is a Greco-Russian marketing professional, with a love for creative writing and interesting stories, and also an avid volunteer. He is currently finishing his Master's degree in Digital Marketing in Esbjerg.

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MONIKA PEDERSEN

International
School Educator

Monika is an international educator who has worked in the UK, Germany, and is now based in Copenhagen, in the bilingual, international school system. Married to a Dane, she enjoys her time, jogging, walking, and cooking.

SUSAN JESSEN SPIELE

Librarian

Susan is a librarian at Roskilde Library, and in charge of the English section. She does English events all year; everything from expat dinners and pub quizzes, to karaoke nights and book talks. She is also busy with Roskilde Horror, a club dedicated to scaring the town.

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Social Media

GUSTAV SöDERSTJERNA

Social Media Coordinator

Gustav Söderstjerna is half Danish and half Swedish and has lived all over the world from the age of 6, with his family. After living abroad for around 13 years in different countries, he has now 2 years ago returned to pursue a Marketing Management degree in Copenhagen. 

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ANE-SOPHIE CUSTURA

SoMe Ambassador
for Copenhagen

Ane-Sophie Custura comes from Romania and moved to Denmark in 2016 for her masters. After living in Aarhus until recently, she decided to move to Copenhagen to explore more job opportunities. She loves both cities and looks forward to continuing to discover what Copenhagen has to offer with fresh eyes. 

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NEELAM GAHLAUT (NIKI)

SoMe Ambassador 
for Billund

Neelam is from India and has been living in Denmark for more than a year. She's a marketer by profession working with Flipkart, India's largest ecommerce company. She loves traveling and so far has visited 30 countries and plans to do many more once things get back to normal. Her other interests include photography, cooking and yoga.

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OLEG POLISZCZUK

Ambassador for Esbjerg

Oleg was born in Ukraine, but moved all over Europe during his childhood, eventually settling in Ireland before coming to Esbjerg for his Masters degree in Marketing. Some of his favourite hobbies include reading science fiction, cooking and cycling 

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AMELIE TARALLE

Ambassador for Amager

Amelie moved to Denmark in 2017 with her husband and 2 boys from London where they had lived for 18 years. She's French and her husband is from Trinidad & Tobago: they are a very international household :-). They chose to live in Amager, close to a basketball club as they are all a bit basketball crazy and fell in love with the area. It has so much to offer: the sea, the forest etc. She set up @amagervillage to highlight what's good in Amager but also to organise events for people who live in the area: internationals and Danes. She also works from home as a freelance operations project manager with @hoxbycollective. 

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MICHAELA MEDVEDOVÁ 

Ambassador for Odense

Michaela came from Slovakia and moved to Denmark 3 years ago to study for her Master's degree. She says living in Odense is the perfect city for her because it's not too large to be intimidating, but still exciting! She works at Umbraco as a Magical Copy Whisperer and started a podcast with her friends - @humans.of.sdu. She loves watching and talking about movies, Harry Potter, karaoke nights (even though she can't sing to save her life), and pub quizzes (winning them, to be specific).

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AINA MASOOD

Ambassador for Aalborg

Aina is a Clinical Psychologist from Pakistan who is currently residing in Aalborg, Denmark. She's working with the International Staff Unit, Aalborg University as a  Project manager (volunteer). She has conducted mental well being seminars and is actively helping clients overcome the hurdles associated with working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Aina is an outgoing, inspirational blogger. She loves to travel, take photos and connect with her viewers on a personal level by sharing her daily activities with a hint of reflections as a psychologist.

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KATIE NOYED

Ambassador for Roskilde

Katie is from the United States and first came to Denmark as an exchange student. Years later, Katie is happily living in Roskilde with her Danish husband, and is working towards getting her Master's degree in Global Refugee Studies. Katie spends her free time working on her podcast, "Life with Color" and enjoys traveling, volunteering, dancing, and petting dogs

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    TERUMI MASCARENHAS

    Ambassador for Roskilde

    Terumi is from Brazil (with Japanese and Portuguese roots) and has lived in Mexico, the USA and Egypt. In 2019 she moved to Roskilde together with her Danish husband, 3 children and an Egyptian cat. She has an engineering background but has also worked with NGOs and non-profit organisations. She loves everything creative and is passionate about photography, reading and learning about other cultures. She currently works full time for a non-profit company in Roskilde and has a small photography business on the side.

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    MANON COOLEN

    Ambassador for Odense

    Manon is originally from the Netherlands and moved to Denmark in 2018. She lives in Odense and is working as a PhD student on a project about young people with diabetes and the psychosocial impact on their lives. She loves living in the middle of Denmark as it gives many opportunities to explore the rest of the country. Next to discovering all the things Denmark offers, she likes hiking, coffee, board games and escape rooms, playing squash and going to music festivals!

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    JUDIT FARKAS

    Ambassador for Odense

    Coming soon.

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    ELIANA ZABELLAN

    Ambassador for Aalborg

    Eliana is from Italy and she moved to Denmark at the beginning of 2020 because she fell in love with a Dane and after many years of long distance relationship, she finally moved to Aalborg to live together.
    she is a translator and interpreter and has always worked with tourists back in Italy .  She also loves to draw , to cook, to travel, photography (nature photography), meet new people and discover new cultures. 

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    SHELLY PANDEY

    Ambassador 
    for Copenhagen

    Shelly is from India and has been living in Denmark CPH since 2019. She moved with her husband and little daughter. She holds a post graduation diploma in Business Administration, a bachelors degree in Accounting & Finance along with a diploma in Software Engineering. Additionally, she has more than four years of experience as a Customer Service Analyst for clients like Colgate, National Australia Bank and Vodafone. Currently she is working as an Operations Supervisor at a Germany based start up.

    Shelly is also fitness enthusiast and has done training in nutrition. She is a hobbyist photographer and an avid traveler which helped her in realizing her passion for digital content creation. Furthermore, she loves to cook and spend time with her family outdoors.

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    LESLIE NOYGUES

    Ambassador for Horsens

    Leslie is a French women living in Horsens, Jutland, since October 2020. 

    She moved with her French husband for a new job adventure . She is working as the Customer Service Team Leader for a Danish e-shop selling men's accessories.

    She also enjoys meeting new people, broadening her ways of thinking, discovering new places and travelling.

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    LAURA LUZINSKA

    Ambassador f
    or Sønderborg

    Larysa is from Ukraine and moved to Denmark in 2018 for work. She lives in Sønderborg with her family and is working as an Administrative director. On top of the full-time job Larysa takes her Master's degree in Digitalization of business, marketing and social media in SDU. When she has a free time, Larysa likes to go on long walks with her dog Nore, practice yoga and spend time with her friends.

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    SHIVANGI SINGH

    Ambassador for Aalborg

    Shivangi is originally from India and is now living in Aalborg, Denmark. Before coming to Denmark, she was working as a dentist in India. Now that her Husband has got a job in Denmark they decided to make the big move. Shivangi has volunteered for a variety of social causes and NGO's in India and wants to continue that here. Moreover she is very socially active and loves meeting new people. 

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    Photographers

     

    ROCHELLE COOTE

    Freelance Photographer
    and Owner at Rochelle Coote Photography

    A native South African, Rochelle arrived in Denmark 13 years ago and immediately fell in love with this beautiful country and its people. She started to blog about her life through recipes, poems and boy anecdotes. Along this creative journey, she was approached to photograph children and events, and with the encouragement of her husband and friends, she started her own Lifestyle Photography business. She is a passionate storyteller who adores helping loving families and couples create memories that will be shared for generations to come. She also does commercial food and fashion photography. In her spare time, you can find her baking something sweet, cooking up a feast, jumping on the trampoline with her youngest or sailing the sea with her two boys and husband.

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    LAURA IOANA V

    Photographer & Architect

    Laura is a young Transylvanian creative, working with different artistic expressions, from architecture, to design, illustration and photography. With a background in architecture, she  made the move from Romania to Denmark to work in architecture but later understood that a multidisciplinary approach was a better fit, so she decided to move from the classic office job to a more independent and creative path: freelance photography with an occasional dip in other fields. She now specialices in travel photography with her own little business, Copenhagen Photo Experience, that combines photography with tour guiding, offering a unique experience to visitors. And it goes further beyond, Laura enjoys being a concert photographer, food photographer and she’s a novice in analog photography. She is a wild creative soul eager to explore any part of her creator self!

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    TERUMI MASCARENHAS

    Photographer &
    Owner Fjord Foto

    Terumi is from Brazil (with Japanese and Portuguese roots) and has lived in Mexico, the USA and Egypt. In 2019 she moved to Roskilde together with her Danish husband, 3 children and an Egyptian cat. She has an engineering background but has also worked with NGOs and non-profit organisations. She loves everything creative and is passionate about photography, reading and learning about other cultures. She currently works full time for a non-profit company in Roskilde and has a small photography business on the side.

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