In June 2016, I achieved my Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, which means I may call myself a Certified Dietitian in The Netherlands. I am currently in the process of becoming a New Zealand Registered Nutritionist as well, supervised by Ien Hellemans. As you may have guessed, sports nutrition is my where my biggest interest lies, especially regarding extreme sports such as surfing and snowboarding.
It is my passion to translate – sometimes boring – evidence based theory into pretty looking things. To me, image is everything: I am not impressed by text only. Designing magazines was my dream as a little girl, and this dream has been chasing me throughout my life, trying to earn a spot in between my other pursuits. Finally I am acknowledging this urge to create: I just have to accept that I really am quite a nerd, who likes to spend hours bringing ideas to life.
For years, I followed the winter season all over the globe as a freestyle snowboarder. Mainly focusing on slopestyle, I competed in the FIS and World Snowboard Tour. Besides, I collected footage for magazines and film projects and represented the brands ROXY and FLOW snowboarding as an international teamrider. I retired in 2012, but I still feel like an athlete every day; it is a part of who I am. Sports still constitute what my daily life looks like, and have a big priority in my lifestyle.