Aase is born in Denmark, but has also lived in Germany and Spain. While employed in the medical field, by the US Armed Forces in Frankfurt, Germany she met and married a retired naval officer from Portland Oregon and that is how she ended up in the Wild West. The couple always lived in Lake Oswego and they have two sons. She received two BAs from Portland State University one in German and one in Spanish. She feels very close to her Nordic culture and since arriving in Portland in 1974, always has been involved in Scandinavian cultural activities. She joined the board of Scandinavian Heritage foundation, now Nordia Northwest, in 1990 and has been on the board ever since. She has been the membership chair since joining and has served on various committees throughout the years and was chair of ScanFair for four years. Aase has been on the Friday Night Lecture Committee for more than thirty years, an activity she fells very passionate about and which is growing in popularity year after year. Aase is in love with life and everything pertaining to her Nordic culture.