As a side job next to my study, I started working at a campsite in Egmond. I loved the work: making people happy, make them feel at home, let them leave the place with a smile. That’s what I still like about leisure. It’s always been about the combination of the guests and the colleagues you have. I still have colleagues from back then.linkedin
I always wanted to become a construction engineer. That’s why I studied engineering and started working as construction supervisor. That evolved into being a project manager and later head of consultancy. That made me want to specialize in Management, Economy & Law. My work became even more focused on managing organizations and the financial part of it.Then I met Jeroen and we started developing the first resort for Qurios in Bloemendaal. Leisure was completely new to me, but it gives me lots of energy now, because my engineering and financial background come together in a very natural and fun way.LinkedIn
Back in 1992 I started working as a campsite employee and I’ve never left the leisure industry since. When the manager left, I took over the management of the campsite. Since then, I’ve managed campsites, bungalow parks and even had 5 restaurants.
I said goodbye to to the restaurant in 2010 and then I met Jeroen and we started working on developing the resort for Qurios in Bloemendaal. The rest is history.
I’ve been working as creative director for leisure related projects since 2007 and I’m working with the Qurios team from the very first beginning. As a creative director I am constantly thinking of, and developing, new brands and concepts. That blends perfectly together with my work as photographer and film maker. One of the brands I’ve been working on with Edwin is EDD’s, which started as a wine project, but is evolving into EDD’s Estate and EDD’s Laguna. And those are now InLeisure projects.LinkedIn
I started working at Deloite back in 2006 when I studied accountancy. Jeroen was the first customer that came under my file and when I left Deloitte, Jeroen came with me and we’ve been working together ever since. First it was basic accountancy, but as the projects grew bigger the work became more complex and interesting.LinkedIn
Ever since I studied Hotel Management, I've been working in leisure. I started out in the hotel business, and that's just a small step away from working with leisure and holiday parks like we develop with InLeisure. I met Jeroen when he worked on a resort I developed in The Netherlands, and we started our leisure company. That's years ago now, and here we are, now developing with InLeisure in France.
I love it when guests are having a good time. Because of the surroundings, the accommodations or the excellent service: when our guests are enjoying themselves, that's very satisfying for me. I love it when a resort is different from the status quo: we can do so much better than just filling up empty space with impersonal cottages. I really enjoy it when that works out well.