I was born and raised in the Netherlands. I studied Theology in Frankfurt and Information Science in Potsdam. My digital working life started in libraries as a database manager. In 2000, I joined the Dutch Patent Office; since then I have been working for several departments of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, acting at the intersection of users and IT specialists. I retired in 2021.
In my spare time I'm an avid museum visitor, Europeana user and OpenGLAM advocate. My network consists of GLAM professionals, cultural workers and bloggers.