1976 – 1980 | Gemeinschaftsgrundschule Arnstadter Weg ,Düsseldorf (Elementary-School, 1st – 4th Grade)
1980 – 1989 | Marie-Curie-Gymnasium, Gräulinger Straße, Düsseldorf (Junior, Senior-High School, 5th – 13th Grade)
1989 | Abitur – Graduation from Gymnasium
1989 – 1990 | Draft Service for the German Armed Forces
1990 – 1993 | Student of Business Administration at the University of Düsseldorf
1993 | Vordipolm (Pregraduation after passing several examinations and tests covering the fundamentals of Business Administration)
1994 | Starting main studies, subjects: Business Administration, Marketing and International Management
1995 – 1998 | Studies at school for civil service and start of career with the LVA (social security agency)
1998 | Successfully passed the final examen and earned a degree in social security
Working in the data processing department of the LVA
In addition to the a.m. I attended several clinics for coaches and game officials. I was a referee for the German American Football Association (AFVD), licensed to officiate major league ballgames.
I have also successfully passed the final examinations after attending coaching clinics held by the Northrhine Westfalian Football Association (AFV/NRW).
Further I attended coaching- and officiating clinics by the Wilson / NFL World-Partnership-Program.