Biography:

Club:

HGC (Wassenaar, The Netherlands) & Tsawwassen Falcons (Delta, BC)

Languages spoken:

English, Dutch

Idols (in sport or other):

I don’t have an idol. I like to utilize the strengths of many well-known sports personalities.

Favourite activities outside of sport:

fly-fishing, poker, golf, camping, photography, travelling, boating and snorkeling.

Pre-competition rituals / superstitions:

shower/shave, 2 minutes breathing, aikido

Training Location(s):

Wassenaar, The Netherlands & Vancouver, BC, Canada

Preferred sport events / Specialties:

Football World Cup, Olympic Games, Field Hockey World Cup, Euro Hockey League

Senior national athlete since:

1993

Nickname (s):

Shorty

College/ University (year graduated):

University of Victoria 1996, British Columbia Institute of Technology 2001, Johan Cruyff Institute of Sport 2011,

Focus of studies:

Geography, Web Technologies, International Masters in Coaching

Other sports participated in:

Golf

Favourite movies / TV shows:

Gladiator, Californication, Entourage, BBC Match of the Day

Favourite quote / motto:

“Just Be!”

It would surprise you to know that I …:

own and operate two businesses.