Raised in sunny Los Angeles, California from the age of eight, and then returned to Holland fourteen years later. Working for many years as a software engineer at Philips Consumer Electronics and ICT Automation. Started my own company NovaTouch in 2007 developing user friendly computers for the elderly. At NovaText I provided website design, photography/video content development and technical writing services. Currently working as journalist by writing for our local newspaper. What I enjoy most is a combination of design and technology, which is why developing or improving technological user experiences is my favorite activity. Got my masters in User-System Interaction in 2000 from the TU/e, and have been helping people with technology ever since.