|Place of birth:||on board the "Pride of Centaury"|
|Languages:||English, Ferengi, Klingon, Old-Scandinavian (Viking), Vulcan|
|Interests:||music (he plays lyre and bagpipes), cooking, gardening, pottery, holodeck programs dealing with sailing ships or boats, building models of spaceships from paper and cardboard.|
|2365 - 2372||Columbus-Boarding School - Outpost 241|
|2372 - 2376||Starfleet Academy - San Francisco|
|2376 - 2376||Ensign, Helmsman - USS Galaxy|
|2376 - 2376||Lieutenant jg., Helmsman - USS Galaxy|
|2376 - 2377||Promoted, Lieutenant, Chief Flight Control Officer - USS Galaxy|
|2377 - present||Promoted, Lieutenant Commander, Chief Flight Control Officer - USS Galaxy|
He grew up on the tanker where his parents as well as most other crew members cared lovingly for him. Ragnald "assimilated" many of their habits while accompanying them during their shifts. So besides the facts his mother taught him about their family`s tradition, Siran the Vulcan engineer showed him the Vulcan way to control one`s temper as well as Ragnald had to help Rik, the son of the Pride`s Ferengi owner to reiterate the Ferengi`s rules of purchase and profit. "To learn about somebody it`s best to walk in his shoes for a while!" his mother always said.
After the lessons Ragnald was taught by the spaceship`s computer every alpha-shift Ragnald`s duty aboard the Pride was to care for the hydroponic garden and to help the cook to prepare the meals.
As a reward for this Ragnald sometime got the helm to do some simple maneuvers as course corrections or changes of velocity strictly following instructions given by his mother.
When Ragnald was eleven, his parents agreed that in future they would not be able to guaranty for a proper education of their son. They decided to send him to Columbus-Boarding-School at outpost 241 to get a graduation needed for a good job.
When the "Pride" reached her destination Ragnald was allowed to do his first "sole flight" by maneuvering the majestic tanker into the dock. Without saying that his mother and the computer had a very close look at him prepared to take over the helm at any time but Ragnald made it to his mother`s content.
As he entered his quarter a strange face stroke his eyes. His roommate was a Klingon. G`eliH, son of a Klingon ambassador was the same age as Ragnald but towered above him about one foot. He looked strong and he indeed was as Ragnald was able to find out few minutes later when the usual problems of "my closet and your closet" began and Ragnald finally found himself locked in HIS one. After a while they managed to become friends and so they were often found together learning or spending their leisure time.
All the time ashore Ragnald was attracted by the space so after graduating school he decided to follow his parents footsteps. He applied at the Starfleet Academy to study the topics of navigation and helm.
Ragnald soon earned a promotion to Lieutenant junior grade while serving on board the USS Galaxy in early 2376. By the end of that same year, Ragnald made full Lieutenant.
In mid 2377, Ragnald was promoted to Lieutenant Commander for his services as Chief Flight Control Officer on board the USS Galaxy.
Although Ragnald learned to use a phaser and even a bat`leth, he hates to use any kind of weapon. His father once told him: "Son, if you use a weapon somebody may become injured. Possibly it`s you." A scar Ragnald received during a lesson of using a bat`leth proves this.