Hailing from Petersburg, Alaska, Tor grew up in Olympia and attended Oregon State University where he earned a double degree in Biology and Education with a minor in Chemistry.

Tor’s passion for travel led to a diverse career path all over the world. He met his wife, Elisa, who is from Italy, during an internship in Ecuador and together they spent over 3 years living and working abroad before ultimately settling in Alaska where he worked as a commercial fisherman and Logistics Manager. During his 14 years in Alaska, Tor parlayed his hobby of managing his personal business income into a position with a CPA firm, helping others prepare their personal and corporate tax returns.

Seeking a less rainy environment (as Tor will tell you, “It’s all relative”) Tor, Elisa, and their dog Loki moved to Bellingham in 2022.

Outside of his interest in personal finance, Tor enjoys many outdoor activities including camping, hunting, and vegetable gardening. Tor’s deep understanding of tax planning and interest in helping investors retain and grow their earnings make him a valuable addition to Financial Plan’s world-class advisory team.