About me

Since 2018

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


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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’


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

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


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

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)


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