Erik Lindstrom

In the years after World War II, Erik Lindstrom found himself working a series of jobs in his native Finland, and in Sweden. After connecting with an American Army Officer, Erik was able to emigrate to the United States. Though already a veteran of the Finnish Army, he was drafted into the U.S. Army soon after his arrival in Washington, DC. Over time, Erik became a builder of Finnish saunas across the United States for fellow Finns and discerning Americans. Sauna is a central part of Erik’s life, and it sustains him to this day as a reminder of his native Finland.