Arie defected the Dutch bulb fields shortly after the millennium to land in Glastonbury on a 6 months’ sabbatical, but 13 years later he was still there! After so much spirituality he had to move again and lived in Bristol for 3 years and is now enjoying the countryside around Clutton, a small village some 10 miles South of Bristol.
In his Dutch past life, he worked as a laboratory technician in the field of environmental chemistry followed by 13 years as a data analyst where he built up IT skills as a ‘power user’ of Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Publisher.
After settling in the UK, Arie took on the profession of ICT teacher in adult education, gained the DTLLS qualification and taught IT, Business and Functional Skills in a variety of environments like secondary school, college and even the Prison Service.
Since becoming self employed in 2015, he has been involved in delivering IT courses, workshops, training and floorwalking in organisations like Lloyds, Network Rail and Royal Mail.
Apart from IT, Arie also works as a life coach, is slowly learning how to play tennis and is seriously considering taking guitar lessons.