About

Photo credit Outspoken Images

I’m Thomas Preston:
Most people call me TJ.
I am Soldrevet.

Passion for sustainable research and exploring nature
It’s all in the name – I am solar powered. Sol | drevet = sun | driven. I moved to Norway in 2015, having lived in the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2015 and in the USA before that. Life for me is about seeking joy and sharing joy. If it’s not fun – or it’s not going to bring joy to others – it’s not for me. I recognise that short-term struggles should lead to long-term gains, not more short-term struggling. Read Soldrevet’s Ethics Statement for how I see myself and my business living in the world.

Soldrevet is a one-man show. As of January 2021, I’m based in Folldal, Norway, a town of 1500 inhabitants nestled deep in the valley of the same name.

Where to find Soldrevet

Research Gate
Public-facing sharing of research projects

Jeg er jo Soldrevet
My blog, here on this website

Virtual Tea Time
 Soldrevet teams up with 
Outspoken Images

Twitter
Resources and uplifting voices

Twitch
Public office hours. Coming soon!

LinkedIn
Resources, connections, messaging;
Notifications about Virtual Tea Time

Where to find TJ

Instagram
Running photos of serene scenery

YouTube
Trail running videos for the curious

Strava
Running, hiking, cycling, skiing

Abbreviated history of leisure time

Oslo, Bodø, and Rondane Norway
(2015 – present)
Multi-week trekking (with Outspoken Images),
trail running, road cycling,
cross country skiing, back-country skiing,
becoming fluent in Norwegian

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
(2006 – 2012)
Non-competitive ice hockey, road cycling

Bristol, United Kingdom
(2012 – 2015)
Rural rambling, urban walking,
urban running, semi-urban running,
non-competitive ultimate frisbee,
board games with friends

Orono, Maine, USA
(2002 – 2006)
Road cycling, frisbee golf

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