Reijo Paasirova, äiji


Mirva Puustjärvi


Kristian Vehniäinen

The Staff

The staff of Loma-Paksu has a firm experience in social work, special education, drama education, wilderness skills and trekking.

Reijo Paasirova, äiji, the grandfather, has dedicated his worklife mainly towards social services and child welfare. He has been strongly involved in the development of adventure activities for the youth. As an educator he is mainly experienced in special needs care. Reijo enjoys the present moment. You will see Reijo a lot in Loma-Paksu, ao. doing wood work, making breakfast or heating up the sauna.

Mirva Puustjärvi is an experienced special needs teacher, illustrator and adventure instructor. Mirva is great in getting everybody involved and with her positive approach she sees the best in everyone and reinforces those traits. Mirvas hobbies include the arts, animals, horseback riding and many outdoor activities.

Kristian Vehniäinen Poemsmith and craft artist Kristian´s enchanting Lyre melodies and atmospheric singing will lead you to discover the miracle of your inner self.

Johanna Mikkola, a Stable Manager (BE in agriculture) and a Wilderness Guide (Arctic Nature Guide, Norges Arktiske Universitet). Johanna has a wide experience in travel and hospitality services as well as client service in general. In Loma-Paksu she is responsible for making sure everyone is where they're supposed to be and when they're supposed to be. She's also the one to answer the e-mails and the phone.

Anna-Leena “Ansku” Nordberg, a Theater Instructor (University of Applied Scienses) and a Nature and Wildlife Guide. Anskus roots are deep in the Lappish soil. Her path has crossed with Loma-Paksu and Päiviö starting from Sieppijärvi in Kolari through various youth and art projects, community projects and finally the tourism industry in 2017. Ansku has a strong presence and is able to get the members of the community to take a pause and ground themselves for a moment. She has brought a repertoire of drama and theater elements to Loma-Paksu. She enjoys outdoor life and uses photography for young people in a powerful way. You can read more about Anskus doings on her web site::


Anna-Leena “Ansku” Nordberg


Johanna Mikkola