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.
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. In 2017, I proposed an initiative that resulted in the Europeana Trusted Bloggers Programme.