I've always been fascinated by building things online. I built my first website in 1997 when I was 10 (I'm 31 now) and immediately loved building things everyone could see. I started maintaining the website of my local football team (the European kind) when I was 12, and realized my creations could be converted into cold, hard cash. During college I made websites for accountants, built a self-rostering application for a large care organisation, and built websites for small companies.
I was able to learn more about marketing at Vrieling, an insurance company where I was fortunate enough to be a small part of the team building their first online insurance product. After getting my master's I knew marketing was my preferred field of work and I got a the opportunity to work at Coolblue - one of the largest Dutch e-commerce companies and a great place to work. I started as an online marketeer, and made the transition to SEA-specialist a while back.
While I grew up in Emmen, I moved to Rotterdam as soon as I got a job there. I love the city and its abundance of great architecture. When I'm not behind a computer I try to run a bit, and drink beer a bit. I underperform on the former and overperform on the latter.
Every now and then I try to write - but not enough. Find some of the latest articles below. I publish on ahu.is, subjects include technology, marketing and media.