The team

Thea Lyng Thomsen

CEO +45 2716 9564
Thea is committed to building place-based strategic environments with a goal of ensuring sustainable solutions and impact. She has previously established similar platforms for collaboration with a focus on business development, e.g. the GreenLab industrial park. Thea believes in intention, trust and building business to secure sustainable change. She has an education in literature and reads a least one BIG novel a year.

Bert Meijers

Programme Manager +45 9155 9904
Bert works with program and business development. He is passionate about interdisciplinary work when it comes to sustainability. And he is passionate about pancakes. Bert is originally from the Netherlands and was educated in Denmark as a KaosPilot. He has worked with impact investing in co-working environments in San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Berlin and he has broad experience in business development and facilitating innovation processes.

Morten Rønde Rasmussen

Relations Manager +45 2981 1254
Morten has a master’s degree in applied philosophy and experience as a process and sustainability consultant. He runs projects and partnerships with a sharp focus on relations and results. He is focused on the concepts of meaningful work, circular economy models and systemic thinking. He holds a certificate in business coaching and is educated as a project manager from Cambridge Judge Business School. And Morten is always at the center of the action at the co-work parties.

Karoline Valentin Ry

Communications Manager +45 2981 2056
Social media strategy, visibility and content creation. Karoline is our communications wizard who makes sure that our vision and goals align with communications initiatives across channels and target groups. She is dedicated to communicating the complex issues of sustainability in memorable and appealing ways and always sets transparency first. Besides that she is a former samba dancer with experience from the carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Tennae Rix Kristensen

Project Manager +45 2785 3979
Guiding and managing larger projects with many contributing stakeholders is key to Tennae's work as Project Manager. She establishes structures and procedures to ensure that everyone is on board and is able to perform their best. She has a burning passion for the way in which companies can contribute to society in a positive way and is specialised in Sustainable Business. In her private life she has an idealistic dream of mending all pieces of clothes in her family.

Dorte Christensen

Office employee +45 2981 1252
Dorte’s creativity is everywhere at our co-work space. It can be seen in our interiors, our gifts, our events and just about everything else. Her work is intentional and filled with heart and, often, a good portion of stubbornness- especially when it comes to finding and choosing sustainable solutions. New ideas are always welcome and Dorte is continually working on something new and exciting.

Annette Stefansen

Administration +45 2981 1253
Annette keeps things structured and organized and has primary responsibility for our OneDrive, SharePoint admin, and similar procedures. She’s the person on the other end of the line when you write to our info mail or call our main number. And if you ask her something she doesn’t know, she’s sure to find the answer. You’ll definitely notice and appreciate her patient, friendly style, which makes her a great teammate and colleague.

Anna-Gro Kudsk Graubæk

Anna-Gro studies innovation and entrepreneurship at the Business Academy. She has done projects within loneliness, waste management and second hand clothing. She loves philosophical and complex discussions around (social) sustainability. At Bæredygtig Herning she works with events and communications. Besides all this she is convinced that the best life advice is found by watching "Friends".

Maria Eg Rahbek

Maria studies Nature and Agricultural Management at the Business Academy. She is passionate about nature and the environment. During her internship she will work on mapping the biodiversity in Herning Municipality and guide Bæredygtig Herning on their initiatives within biodiversity. Through her studies she has worked with both legislation, communication, climate adaptation, sustainable business development and environmental control on farms. Maria is also a bit of a board game aficionado.

Astrid Olkjær Olsen

SDG ambassador - volunteer  
Astrid finished her degree in Political Science in 2019. As our Sustainable Development Goals ambassador she creates dialogue around the SDG's with both local communities, citizens and young people - because local communities are the ones who will live with the consequences of our choices now and in the future. Astrid lives with her cat Claire whose tail looks like the tail of Pikachu. She once had a number of sourdoughs named after Danish movie characters.