Skyttåsa Forest is owned and operated by the Struwe family: Göran, Rimma and Maria.
Göran first came to Skyttåsa in 1964 when his parents bought the farm. Having just turned twenty, he stood on the hill with the sun on the back of his neck and looked over Skyttåsa, nestled in a sea of white anemones, and thought that ‘this. This could become something great!’ Only now, many years later, has he been able to make his dreams a reality!
Göran, who is an associate professor of physiology and psychiatry, has a long career behind him as a psychotherapist, a psychiatrist and doctor.
In addition to his own business, Ergoment AB in Strängnäs, he has also worked at several major institutions in Sweden and has fulfilled numerous international commitments, among them being General Secretary of the 3d World Congress of Biological Psychiatry in Stockholm in 1981, and deputy secretary of WFSBP (World Federation of the Societies of Biological Psychiatry). Within WSBP, he has also led work in psychiatric care in Eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union. This has meant many trips behind the former “Iron Curtain”, where he also made many new friends. Because of this – and a Linguaphone course – Göran can speak Russian; as well as English, French and German.
In the year of 2005 Göran was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Later on a good friend introduced Rimma and Göran to each other. In June 2011, they married. The wedding reception, with forty guests, was held in the main hall at Skyttåsa.
Göran also has a son, Carl, from a previous relationship. Carl, who was born in 1983, has a Master of Social Work and lives in Norrköping, though he does visit Skyttåsa every so often.