What makes up the life of Sveno?

Family

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Married to Iryna Olson, Father of Bjorno, Erik and Kateryna Olson. 

Faith

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A life built on a foundation of faith, across love, loss, parenting and perseverance.

Fun

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Nicknamed SvenoFun for good reason, he finds the humor and smiles in all situations.

Travel

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A lifelong passion for travel, Sveno has visited 80 countries, all 50 states and most of the provinces of Canada.

Adventure

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Living out the "No Fear" lifestyle has been a constant throughout his life.  With 15 near death experiences, an adventure is usually just around the corner for Sveno.

Resilience

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Resilience has been Sveno's reality for most of his adult life. Surviving a scuba accident that left him completely blind and a quadriplegic, Sveno shares his lessons of resilience through recovery.

Education

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South Salem High School, 

HS Diploma

Salem, Oregon, 1981

Northwest Nazarene College,

Nampa, Idaho 1981-1985

University of Arizona,

Tucson, Arizona, 2002-2003

Excelsior College

BS Biology

Albany, New York, 2003

Liberty University,

MA International Relations, 2019

Lynchburg Virginia 

Grand Canyon University

Adjunct Faculty in the

College of Nursing and Health Professions

and

College of Humanities and Social Sciences