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About me

Since 2018

Back in the Palatinate region – Wine & Nature - Experience Tours


2017

Jury member at Berlin Wine Trophy and Saperavi World Prize, Tbilisi Georgia (the country) – wine, wine tourism, German lecturer

   
2013-2015 Marketing and sales assistant at organic winery Heiner Sauer, Böchingen, Germany
2013 Jury member at Berlin Wine Trophy

2012

 

qualitiy wine taster certificate from the agricultural board of Rhineland-Palatinate

2011 Consultant for German wine (German Wine Institute Certificat)
Since 2010 free lance nature- and wine guide
2009-2010 part time teacher at Konrad-Adenauer-Realschule (secondary school) in Landau, Palatinate, environmental education
2007-2010

Scientific assistant at Max-Planck-Institut for Moleculare Plant Physiology, delegated at the JKI, Institut for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof, Siebeldingen, Germany, as administration coordinator of an European Grape Breeding Project

2006-2009

Environmental education representative of POLLICHIA (Association for Natural Sciences and Landscape Development) for the southern Palatinate area;
Manager of the natural sciences station Ebenberg, Landau, Germany

2001-2006

Foreign language assistant at the Information Centre Vine and Wine at the JKI, Institute of Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof, Siebeldingen, Germany

1999-2006

free lance garden designer and lecturer for adult evening classes in garden design at VHS Südliche Weinstrasse, Landau, Germany

1997-1999

Family manager, relocation to Austria and one year later to Germany, Southern Palatinate area

1993-1996

Garden design and supervision of works of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Harare, Zimbabwe Lectures for the ‘Wildlife Society of Zimbabwe’ and Aloe, Cactus & Succulent Society of Zimbabwe’

1992-1996

Project management for the German-Zimbabwean Advisory Service for Private Business Promotion ASPB, Hamburg, for “Drought-tolerant cultures” in Zimbabwe

1992 2nd child, relocation to Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
1990 1st  child
1989

Co-author of the specialised book “Façade and roof greening” Ulmer publishing house, Stuttgart, Germany

1988

Exhibitions “Tropical pot plants” and “Wine”, incl. booklets for Palmengarten Frankfurt, Germany

1986-1987 Inventory of the old exhibition green houses; Design and coordination of works for the plantations at the new built exhibition green houses: “Semi-Desert”, “Thorn-Forest” and “Savanna” and exhibition “Greening of houses” incl. booklet at the Palmengarten Frankfurt
1981-1986

Studies at Geisenheim Technical University, Germany Garden design, landscape architecture and nature conservation Thesis: Conservation of cacti in their natural habitats in Mexico (3-month stay in Mexico)

1979-1981

Apprenticeship as Landscape Gardener, Ernst Reineke GmbH & Co, Hofheim/Taunus, Germany

1970-1979 Gymnasium Groß-Gerau, Germany
1966-1970 Primary School Walldorf/Hessen, Germany
1960 Born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany