I have always been engaged in cultural activities. With my partner, professional opera singer Jan Kristof Schliep, I regularly perform the full-evening program "Die Nacht ist nicht allein zum Schlafen da …", with German songs and light poetry from the 1920s and 1930s. I used to give regular performances in the amateur music scene, and from age sixteen till twenty-four I worked as a background pianist at theatre 'de Harmonie' in Leeuwarden. As a student, I was member of various boards and committees, and co-founder of the University's piano club Utopiano in 1997.
Since 2006, I contribute to the Dutch website Vegatopia.com as webmaster, reporter and moderator. Each month, the site receives about 80.000 visits from about 50.000 unique visitors. In 2009, I initiated and coordinated the relaunch of the editorial Website. In 2015, I initiated and coordinated the redesign and rebranding of the editorial website and the forum.
Between 2015 and 2017, I was webmaster and system administrator for the German dog breeding club DCK - Deutscher Club für Kooikerhondje.