Born 1953 in Grabs, Switzerland.
Holds a Master of Law from the University of Basel, Switzerland, a Master of Arts in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University, Wales, UK, a Master of Applied Linguistics from Charles Darwin University, Australia, and the Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
Lived in Southeast Asia, worked in California, and in
Southern Africa, learned about Latin American mentalities
in Central America and, above all, in Cuba, taught in Argentina, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Thailand, and Turkey.
Gained experience in publishing, as delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in public relations, as librarian, teacher, interpreter, translator, and as ghostwriter.
Works nowadays as author, addiction counsellor, and intercultural coach.