Born and grew up in Essen, Germany. Studied Drama, Theatre, Media in Gießen/Germany and Venezia/Italy and worked as a director/author/performer on several theatre and film projects. After obtaining the university degree he completed a further training in journalism. Lived in Berlin and Luxembourg, where he worked as a TV writer and journalist for various German-language media. In 2008, he moved to Brussels and started to teach German as a foreign language. Since then he is teaching German for the European Institutions and the Goethe-Institut and has a broad experience in teaching German on all levels as well as courses focussed on specific topics.