Civil Status: married
Languages: Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Sports: Tennis, badmington, scubadiving,
Hobbies: traveling, computers, playing piano.
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I was born in 1963 in the city of Alkmaar, a beautiful small town, in
the northern part of The Netherlands.
I went to high school in the Petrus Canisius College and studied my Technical
career in the Hogeschool Alkmaar. and was graduated in 1986 as a bachelor
of science in civil engineer.
I studied at the Florida Institute of Technology, been graduated as Master's
of Science in Ocean Engineering in 1996.
Practical and profesional training
I went to Curacao, the largest of the 5 islands of the Netherlands Antilles
located about 60 miles north of Venezuela, for my practical training.
I worked at a nice local engineering consultancy Grabowsky & Poort
International, which is part of Grabowsky & Poort B.V. Consulting
Engineers, a Heidemij Company.
After my practical year, I got a position in St Maarten with the same
engineering company. I worked for more than one year as a supervisor for
the construction of the Roll on Roll off Harbor and the extension of the
Power plant of St Maarten.
I moved to Curacao again in 1988, where I worked until December 1993.
In 1988 the company became more and more automated; the first computers
with Autocad arrived and I got inspired of the numerous possibilities.
From 1988 to 1990, I developed my skills in computer drafting, spreadsheets
and wordprocessing. When I became more and more experienced I got more
involved in the design and management of various civil engineering projects.
During 1993 I did the design of some road projects on St Maarten, and
worked on a prestigious resort development, the Sta. Barbara Project in
I left the island Curacao in December
1993;together with my wife, Beatriz,we went for a 4-months journey through
After a wonderful trip, we arrived in Holland where I worked for several
months with Grabowky & Poort in Hoorn.
Then we went to Florida,USA, to study at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Since graduation I have been working setting up a wave and weather station
in Sebastian Inlet. Here and FIT, I have developed a nice wave program,
which you can check it out on my next pages.
At the same time, I have set up my own engineer company, WINCO, and I
have done some interesting projects in Curacao, St. Maarten, and Saba
in the latests years. In 1998 we moved back to Hollands, where I have
been working on projects in St. Maarten and Egypt.