Born on the 17th of October 1985 in The Netherlands. Started kayaking in 1995. The advantage of being a Dutch kayaker is that the flat country provokes you to travel as much as possible to the mountains. This is how a hobby turned into a passion for surfing big waves, running big rapids and enjoying the lifestyle, fun and foolishness that comes with this sport and all the people around it. For these reasons my kayak has brought me all the way to New-Zealand, Australia, South-America, California, Canada, Uganda, China, Mexico and a great variety of European countries. At home I play on the ocean waves. Besides kayaking I finished a study a Master of Business Administration at the University of Amsterdam and work as the European athlete manager for Wavesport and Double Dutch paddles.