Born and raised in the Netherlands, I began my career in the family business at a young age. I then transitioned into the commercial diving industry, as a sales and lead design expert in cold water dry suits, internationally. This work provided me the unique opportunity to work and live on remote islands, working in the diving industry. In 2005, I married an American and moved to California, and subsequently have become a US citizen.
Always interested in technology, I started out with amateur radio and later computers, initially with MS DOS. Over the years, progressed through the various Windows operating systems and became a NT Administrator. Experimented with LINUX and made the final switch to Apple -MAC in 1999. Upon arriving in the United States, I was offered a position with Apple as a Mac Genius and became trained and certified by Apple in Cupertino. Worked as Lead Genius in the Bay Area, while deepening my skills and knowledge about OS X. In 2010, I started Scooter-iT, an on-site Mac iT consulting and services company, which I subsequently sold in 2014. After relocating to Ventura County, I rebranded and created Mac-Expert, based in Oak View CA, where I continue to support existing and new clients using Bomgar remote support services, as well as on-site iT services, as needed.