​Jani-Olav was born and raised in Estonia, his background is mainly made up by a fairly long career in the tourism industry. That includes working both in hotels and in international destination management, specifically Iceland and Norway. Along the way he have had both managerial and team leadership roles in addition to a lot of fun. He went on a bit of a “walkabout” in Australia for two years, where he fell in love with nature and outback there. However, after having spent a year in the sweltering outback, he realized he missed the cold and the mountains of the Nordic countries, especially those of Iceland.

While his hobbies include lifting heavy objects and being a massive fan of history, his heart belongs to basketball – whether it’s playing it or watching it.
His favorite location, at least in the Nordics, is Seyðisfjörður (Seydisfjordur) in Iceland.