Get to Know the outdoor norway Team
Our guides and staff are carefully selected for their professional work and guiding experience.
Their dedication to outdoor pursuits, risk management experience and enthusiasm for sharing their passions with you.
We hope our team inspires you to explore by skiing, paddling, hiking or by biking to experience the wonder and beauty of the natural world around you.
Here’s to your adventures,
Marcio Franco – Outdoor Norway Founder
Our Team Members
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Chief Director of Good Times Franco first came to Norway in 2010 as a rafting guide & safety kayaker. In 2011 he landed in Voss, where he quickly discovered the incredible and vastly varied opportunities the surrounding nature had to offer. As an experienced paraglider, mountain biker, skier, whitewater kayaker and certified yoga teacher, he knew he could use his background in fitness to help others use their bodies to discover Voss the same way he did. With over 20 years spent in the outdoor sports industry, he leads the team with a diverse array of knowledge and tools to ensure that the adventures we offer bring nothing but smiles, laughter, and a desire to learn more.
From a small Norwegian town, known primarily for its famous wool sweaters, hails team member Ruben. A natural born leader who has been in a kayak since the age of 14, there is no other place in the world where he feels more at home. Ask him why he loves the sport and he will tell you for the community and the thrill. But in his heart, his affection for water comes from its simple ability to take the paddler to some of the most beautiful, peaceful, and untouched natural places. With a network of priceless paddle-buddies at his back, a fueling half-liter of yogurt in his belly, and a river of clarity flowing through his mind, Ruben displays a genuine desire to do nothing more than to share the one true love of his life with as many other people as possible.
A well-trained slalom kayaker from a part of Europe rarely explored by others, the team can always count on Miro to bring big smiles and high-energy, rain or shine. Believing in making every second of every adventure count, Miro is always ready to volunteer to send the first big jump, big wave, or big pizza slice of the day. Although his strong suit is in water-related activities, Miro happily tackles any outdoor sport as a chance to challenge his own set of skills. Trusting that the sense of self satisfaction and accomplishment that comes with adventure sports helps builds strong minds, bodies and spirits, Miro looks forward to getting you out on the water with as much stoke as possible.
Matias Di Ferrari
Spent most of his life living in Southern Chile, based out of the central whitewater town of Pucon. Have worked in rivers in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica and now in Norway. His passion is the river and more recently added his Instagram as his second passion in life. With an enthusiastic attitude and great people skills you will hear few good river stories from him.
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
With a decade long experience in mountain biking competition Matiss is always there to ensure the highest standard of services for MTB related vacancies. Highly interested in mountain biking, as it has always been a great part of his life.
Won Latvian National championships in XCO four subsequent times from 2011 till 2014 and ranked amongst top 30 in UCI MTB World Cup stages in 2014 it’s his competitive career highlights.
After his races retirement he experiences went further working as mountain bike coach and bike mechanic in bike parks as Cardrona/NZ and Whistler/BC.
Matiss is highly committed to share his passion for biking with anyone interested and he landed in Voss in pursuit of ride as much singletrack as possible and share his passion on two wheels with our guests.
Jesper has vast International experience working as rafting guide and safety kayaker in Japan, Canada, Argentina, California, Uganda and now he is based half the year in Kaituna in New Zealand where he switches to Voss to keep the summer dream alive!
Steffi is originally from Germany and has worked in Norways outdoor industry since several years. All from kayak guide, marketing manager and webdesigner and from Northern Norway down to Oslo.
Since 2021 she is the reservations coordinator at our company as well as frontend development from our website and the person who high likely do the check in with you when you arrive at our base.
Sourabh is a Web Developer and Computer Science Engineer and responsible for the backend development of our website. He is from India and helping us time to time to manage our website and its content, he is working with us from 2021.
We are Always LOOKING FOR NEW TEAM MEMBERS!
Always LOOKING FOR NEW TEAM MEMBERS!
WE’RE RECRUITING ADVENTURE EXPERTS TO JOIN OUR TEAM!
Outdoor Norway is an adventure company based in Voss, The Adventure Capital of Norway and Scandinavia!
We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic guides with a personal commitment to professionalism, safety and exceptional customer service to join our team this summer. Outdoor Norway guides enjoy working in a team environment, leading, instructing or coaching a variety of outdoor activities and courses that create memorable experiences for our guests.
Our outdoor playground is located between the two biggest and most pretty fjords in Norway.