She is married to Atle and they have to grown up children. She is commuting from the family home on the western coast of Norway to Uloba’s headquarter in Drammen who is on the east coast.
For the past 20 years, she has been politically active and an independent living activist. At the moment she serves as a political advisor for Uloba Independent Living Norway, as board member of ENIL and coordinator for the North region of ENIL. She also is a member of the advisory panel of FRA. Prior, she was a member of the Norwegian Parliament as a representative for the Norwegian Labour Party and former Mayor of the municipality of Lindås. She held several key positions in organizations for people with functional impairments.