MEET THE MEMBER: TOIVO HALVORSEN
Mr. Toivo Halvorsen is the Managing Director at Dharma Home Suites and Dharma Locals. Dharma Home Suites is a boutique corporate housing company that combines renowned Eastern hospitality with modern Western décor. They offer apartment suites and strive to make a seamless guest experience. Dharma Locals is a web based platform designed to facilitate as an online community of providers and customers that want to travel in a more real and authentic way. Via Dharma Locals people can get in touch with locals and book unique experiences based on their interests. Please find Toivo's introduction below. You can get in contact with him on LinkedIn.
Name: Toivo Halvorsen
Title: Managing Director
Company: Dharma Life LLC
Member of FACC New York since: February 2016
Years on the job: 7 years
Career: I used to be a lawyer in Oslo, working for an investment bank and later the immigration services.
Grew up: Oslo, Norway
Current home: Chelsea, New York City
Moved into the U.S.:2008 Schools: Riis High School in Oslo, University of Oslo (Master in Law), Marlboro College in Vermont (Master in Business , MBA).
First job: Stacked empty bottles at the local grocery store in Majorstua, Oslo.
Daily habit: I try to practice my meditation.
Favorite restaurant in NYC: Yakitori Totto, Japanese restaurant in Midtown.
Favorite vacation spot: Costa Rica
Guilty pleasure: Red Wine
Bucket list: It's too long! Travel in an RV accross America for at least 6 months. Motor bike trips in South America...
Family: Wife, no kids.
Hobbies: Yoga, reading, travel.