The ability to capture an individual’s story through the medium of photography has always fascinated me. Through my travels I have been fortunate enough to bond with so many strangers. I honestly could not be more thankful to them for opening up and letting me catch a glimpse of what truly makes an individual unique.
Growing up in Holland and traveling around Europe introduced me early on to a variety of cultures. In 2005 I moved to Los Angeles to work in the Action Sports Industry for Tony Hawk @ Blitz Distribution and Volcom in their Marketing / Party Department.
In 2011 I decided it was time for a new adventure by teaming up with my wife Jennifer to focus full time on our own online stationery design business Love vs Design. We learned so much and sold this business in 2015.
Recently I became the VP of Marketing and Innovation at Tillys, a specialty retailer in the action sports industry selling clothing, shoes, and accessories with 224 stores across the US.
Running is something I should write about as well, since I enjoy hitting the trails or road with friends or going on solo adventures. Sometimes my runs are short, sometimes really far, mostly with a Heart Rate monitor at max aerobic HR.
In closing, thanks for visiting my site and I try to update it from time to time. And if you ever feel like you would like to share something or just plain say hi, please do…being Dutch, we are really friendly and not very shy.