About 4Roald.org

4Roald.org is the home page for the Roald Family, a small family of 4.

If you count our dog, Ringo, we are 5 so our domain should really be 5roald.org. :)

A Little About Kongsberg

In 1997 we moved to Kongsberg, which continues to be our home. It's a fairly small town with a population of a little over 25,000. Kongsberg has a rich history, and is particularly known for its silver mines dating back to 1623 and lasting until 1957. After silver output started to decline, mining was complimented by the government establishing a defense industry in 1814. In 1987, the state-owned Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk (English: Kongsberg Weapons Factory) fell on hard times and was eventually spilt into several smaller units and sold partly to private investors. Today, the separate firms thrive as one of Norway's main high-tech industrial clusters, centering on the defence and maritime company Kongsberg Gruppen (KOG). KOG consists of four business areas: Kongsberg Defence Systems (KDS), Kongsberg Protech Systems (KPS), Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT) and Kongsberg Maritime (KM). Bjørn is a systems engineer for Kongsberg Defence Systems, while Ann-Louise works at Kongsberg Maritime.

Kongsberg is also rich in culture, with Kongsberg Church being one of the main focal points. Although there are many concerts and other cultural events throughout the year, the annual jazz festival, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, is definitely one of the highlights of the year. 

The kids have never been that interested in our home page, as they are more interested in Facebook and more recently Twitter. As a result, I have included links to their Facebook accounts where you might be able to find out what they are up to.


Family Members

Ann-Louise

Ann-Louise

Born:
September 14, 1991 in Trondheim, Norway

Current workplace:
Kongsberg Maritime, Engineer

School:
NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim, Norway; Master/Civil Engineer - Cybernetics and Robotics, 2010 - 2015

Kongsberg High School, Sciences (Kongsberg videregående skole, realfag), 2007 - 2010

Hobbies:
Playing basketball, working out (spinning, weight training, etc.) and hanging out with friends

 

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Bjørn-Eirik

Bjørn-Eirik

Born:
June 18, 1996 in Oslo, Norway

School:
Currently attending NMBU, Norwegian University of Life Sciences - Ås, Norway; Master/Civil Engineer - Geomatics, started August 2015

Kongsberg High School, IB Diploma Program, Sciences (Kongsberg videregående skole), 2013 - 2015

Hobbies:
Watching and playing basketball, playing the guitar and piano, reading and hanging out with friends

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Ringo

Ringo

Ringo is not only our "best friend", he is a family member. No matter what we do, he always shows his love for us. He was born the 3rd of December 2003 in Skien, Norway.

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Bjørn

Bjørn

Born:
November 26, 1965, Bodø, Norway

Current workplace:
Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, Systems Engineer

School:
Norwegian Air Force Academy (Luftkrigsskolen KS2), 1991 - 92

NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim, Norway; Math and Computer Science, 1991 - 92

Norwegian Military - training and service, Army and Air Force, 1983 - 1991

Mosjøen High School - Møsjøen, Norway, graduated 1983

Hobbies:
Photography, hiking, skiing

Diana

Diana

Born:
May 17, 1960 in Winnfield, Louisiana (USA)

Current workplace:
Kongsberg High School, Exams and documentation - responsible for administering exams for both pupils and external candidates (Norwegian: Eksamensansvarlig for både elev- og privatisteksamener)

School:
NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim, Norway; English and teacher certification (Norwegian: Engelsk grunnfag/mellomfag/Pedagogikk), 1991 - 92

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bachelor - Accounting, 1981 - 85

Northwestern State University - Natchitoches, Louisiana, Music Education, 1978 - 1981

Winnfield High School - Winnfield, Louisiana, graduated 1978

Hobbies:
Designing websites, image editing (currently Photoshop and Illustrator but previously Paint Shop Pro, as well as DAZ3D and Bryce), watching/following all kinds of sports, especially basketball and American football