Born in South Africa, I grew up in a mountain region called Appenzell in the German part of Switzerland. I have been a skier since I was two years old and entered the first ski-race competition at the age of four. Since then I have trained and competed in regional leagues and professionally in: skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and in-line skating. In 2000 I became finalist in the legendary international adventure competition the "CAMEL TROPHY" – also called “The Olympics of 4x4”!
I have also been a professional Ballet dancer and completed yoga instructor training and started my own yoga group in Qatar in 2012, which helped me physically as well as mentally to align my body & spirit. Together with a healthy lifestyle, this is my source of power to reach my goals in sports and my business career.