I was born and brought up in Germany where I’ve studied Hotel Management at the hotel school in Saarbruecken, Saarland while gaining practical experience at the historic Castle Dagstuhl. This is where I developed my passion for the service and hospitality industry. A passion, which grew and intensified over the years. My work took me from jobs in Human Resources and Operations Management to hotels and guesthouses in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. I managed country house hotels, inns, hostels and the complex logistics of a 5* adventure travel company. With 15+ years of industry experience, I’m familiar with the challenges of running a small to medium-sized establishment in remote areas and how important it is to deliver and exceed outstanding customer experiences.
I’m now putting all my experience and expertise into being a freelancer, running training and projects across Scotland.
In my spare time you are most likely to find me with my walking boots out somewhere in the Scottish hills. I love books by Jeanette Winterson, music by Ani DiFranco, paintings by Joan Eardley and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth. I volunteer with the National Trust for Scotland.
In the past few years, I’ve undergone training with the Institute of Directors (Leadership for Growth), Wild Scotland (Wilderness Guide Training Programme) and the Mountain Training Association (Summer Mountain Leader Training). I hold an Education and Training Award (Level 3).