A native of Oslo, Norway, Ilona Goin is a classically trained musician and former music teacher.  She has performed at Det Norske Teater, Universitetets Aula, and Oslo Konserthus (Norway), and with the Minnesota Chorale and Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis (United States).
Ilona writes about history, culture and business, faith and spirituality, health, and the arts. Her interest in Western civilization includes philosophy and religion, art and architecture, language and etymology, and invention and commerce.
An investigative researcher, Ilona brings new perspectives and connections to every subject.  As a speaker and workshop facilitator, she offers unique insights, delivered with vivid imagery and dry humor.
Ilona is also an artist.  Her photographs and designs are
available as posters, prints, cards, and bookmarks through Garden of Light Photography.
She is the co-owner of a multimedia production company, Opus 9 Media LLC, alongside her husband, Jon, a consummate musician, songwriter, and producer who spent years in the music business in Nashville.
She admires great design in sports cars, fighter jets, and sailboats; innovative entrepreneurship and inspiring leadership; the Founders and their remarkable vision; and beauty and excellence in all things.  
Ilona’s modus operandi is based on her formula for living: equal parts spirit, mind, and heart applied in service.  She enjoys encouraging others to hold to a high vision, and to trace the golden thread in their own lives.
Multimedia production
Inspired music, visuals, and writing:

Posters, prints, cards, and bookmarks

Photographs and designs to lift the spirit: