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I was born in 1982 in Hengelo and spent my youth with my parents and brothers in Enschede. After completing my MAVO degree I did not really know what I wanted to do. I decided to follow a base year on the MEAO and got in contact with the course 'Insurances'. This immediately got my interest and I started the course.

After this course I would have liked to get my bachelors but unfortunately I had 'too many' degrees from the MEAO to do the first year of the course and a second year was not there at the time. This was because the course had just started.

I decided to start working and to get my Insurance A certificate, split in to 5 parts, in the evening hours. I did that. With this I was, when I sollicited at Ten Hag Insurance Advisors at 25, the youngest employee with that many degrees. I have worked here with pleasure for five years.

In this period I met Ali. After a while the idea for Booking Experts emerged and I have been involved in the development from the start. I am definitely not the technical type and I have no idea about programming but I do know how software is supposed to work. What is logical, and what is not.

After a period of 2 years I decided to fully focus on Booking Experts, which meant I had to give up my job as an Insurance Advisor. This was something that did not come to me easily because I had so much fun as an Insurance Advisor, in hindsight I am happy that I made the decision. I am now responsible for the support, give workshops to new users, give presentations to new clients, am focussed on the marketing, planning, testing and all the other things that come in to place for a Commercial function.

In my spare time I love to be with my family. I am married and have 2 children and enjoy to go places with them and do nice things. Next to that I like to go shopping and I enjoy sports.

I am, with all my heart, proud that I am a part of this super enthousiastic team that is always full of ideas. Proud that I work in a company that moves forward and where everyone has the same goal. We develop software with which we really make a change in the market. After a start up fase we are now ready to take over the market and I am excited that I can be a part of that!

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