My passion is connecting people to each other, to their roots in the past and the present, and to the beauty of life itself. I do so contributing to a variety of social and cultural projects. I manage activities, organize events, and do communication for associations and local communities. I also manage cultural heritage projects – writing the application and obtaining funding, content research, project curating, production, and communication. Lastly, I do production for art exhibitions based on my experience as a museum director.
Throughout these activities I keep a fair balance between focusing on delivery and leaving room for creativity. I have a no-nonsense managerial style, analytical mind, and a hands-on attitude. As a former journalist my main strengths are in storytelling, media and communication – recording and editing interviews, designing print and websites, and social media. Recently I have been expanding my skills into the IT area studying linked open data as these new technologies bring opportunities for cultural heritage.
As a freelancer I mostly work home-based. Please find examples of projects and more information on my LinkedIn profile. For my professional activities in Belgium and The Netherlands visit my Villakulla website (in Dutch).