I am born on June 4th 1976 in Bonheiden, Belgium. Lived and raised in Heist op den Berg, a small town in the province of Antwerp. I went to school there, but I changed at the age of 15 to a technical school in Mechelen, it's called Technische Scholen Mechelen (TSM). I studied and graduated in electrotechnics. I started a bachelor degree in electromechanics at the De Nayer institute. After 2 years of trying, I realised that it was not my thing 🙂 My first job was designing/building/programming professional sewing machines at PFAFF Machines in Mechelen. I left this company after 2,5 years. Now I am employed at the IT department of Xerius Sociaal Verzekeringsfonds in Antwerp (a social security fund for self-employed people). The same time I started working there (september 2000) my girlfriend and I moved together in Antwerp. In 2001 we were married and our first daughter Maritt was born in June 2002. A few months later we bought an apartment in Mortsel and moved there. On December 12th 2004 our second daughter Erynn was born. And on May 7th 2006 our third daugther Leonoor was born. We're complete now 🙂 From left to right : Leonoor, Erynn, Maritt (picture taken in july 2007).