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I was born and raised in The Netherlands and graduated High School with an A- in Dutch.
I have a degree in Modern Languages & Marketing Studies; a double major program from the University of Salford in England that combined languages and marketing for international application.
I founded and ran the North American office for the Dutch mother company for nine years. I introduced the company and product on the North American market, won two large projects with the two major carbonated soft drink bottlers, managed those projects to completion and provided after sales support.
Some of my responsibilities were Corporate management, Pre-sales, Sales & marketing, trade show and event management, public speaking, PR (press, advertising, web), purchasing, project management, after sales support, contract negotiations.
Prior to that I was involved with the development a new product and its initial launch on the market.
I currently run my own art business where I extensively use social media, direct mailing campaigns and event organization.
I’m also a member of the exclusive Sandler Presidents Club, a continuous education source for sales people.
I studied art and art history in High School, but more importantly, I apprenticed with an airbrush artist with over 35 years of experience and subsequently have been a professional airbrush artist (although I don't just use the airbrush). My specialism is highly realistic pet and horse portraits and occasionally people portraits. Having over 10 years of marketing experience I can teach you not only great painting techniques, but also the commercial know-how that makes the difference between a talented artist and a selling artist.