Born on December 9, 1967 in Emden; Evangelical Lutheran; married, five children.
In 1987 graduated from the Johannes-Althuisius-Gymnasium in Emden.
1990 to 1993 Bezirksregierung Weser-Ems, last as government inspector zA; 1993 to 2000 Fachhochschule Ostfriesland, most recently as Regierungsoberamtsrat; 2003 to 2013 full-time mayor of the municipality Krummhörn.
Arbeiterwohlfahrt, service union ver.di; Social Association Germany.
1989 entry into the SPD; since 2003 full-time mayor of the municipality Krummhörn.