At Hike-A-Way since: 1998
Contact person for the brands: plenty
Hidden talent(s): Recognising herbs in Arabic dishes.
Favourite record (album): Rocket to Russia - Ramones
Funniest travel story: Performed with Chip and Dale in Euro Disney for at least :-) 3000 people. Full story available on request...
At Hike-A-Way since: 2006
Contact person for: Marketing en PR
Hidden talent(s): The fixer
Favourite record (album): Speak & Spell - Depeche Mode
Funniest travel story: I was asked to show ID in the USA when I tried to purchase alcohol while my 14 year old daughter was with me. My holiday couldn't have gotten any better from that point! :)
At Hike-A-Way sine: 2019
Contact person for: Stocks, orders, deliveries, ...
Hidden talent(s): administrative wizard, pretty good at making lists. I can make delicious deserts.
Favourite record (album): No. 6 Collaborations Project - Ed Sheeran
Biggest travel blunder: Not realising how much everything actually weighed during my first hike. ‘Come on, it doesn't matter..?’ Which ended up in me taking a full tube of toothpaste, brand new sun cream, full bottle of shampoo, 2 sets of cutlery (from my kitchen draw),… and the backpack, without water, weighed 20 kg. So little bits do actually make a difference.
At Hike-A-Way since: 2004
Contact person for the brands: Vaude
Hidden talent(s): Shoe shiner
Favourite record (album): Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
Biggest travel blunder: Portland ME is not just another airport in Portland OR....
At Hike-A-Way since: 2015
Contact person for: Accounting
Hidden talent(s): Loyalty
Favourite record (album): Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
Funniest travel story: Sitting on the drivers side of the Sheriff of Auckland, California car.
At Hike-A-Way since: 2017
Contact person for the brands: CMP-Hydro Flask-Chimpanzee-Firepot-Light My Fire-Sjö&Hav
Hidden talent(s): If there's a piano, I just have to play it :)
Favourite record (album): Revolver - The Beatles
Biggest travel blunder: Our luggage was searched at a border check between the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Everything seemed ok. They handed us back our passports, so we thought we could continue driving. Nope, wrong. With screaming sirens, screeching tires and various weapons aimed at us, we where brought to a stop a bit further ahead, where a thorough second check followed.
At Hike-A-Way since: 2017
Contact person for the brands: Sprayway - Woolpower - Sunski - Trekmates
Hidden talent(s): Building Ikea furniture.
Favourite record (album): Everybody's free to wear sunscreen - Baz Luhrmann
Funniest travel story: Studying for my high school resit at a festival in the Czech Republic, and miraculously passing.
In addition, my husband and I always end up in an unpredictable bad thunderstorm while hiking. For example in a mistral on the GR20. Or lightning strikes, about 50 meters from us, on a mountain top in the Pyrenees.
AT HIKE-A-WAY SINCE: 2008
Contact person for the brands: Vaude Bike - Edelrid - Red Chili
Hidden talent(s): Garden/treehouses builder during the Corona lockdown.
Favourite record (album): Boulevard - St Germain
Funniest travel story: Had a fantastic car lift from an ex-convict who spent 20 years in NZ (Coromandel Peninsula region)
At Hike-A-Way since: 2020
Contact person for the brands: The Netherlands: Sprayway-Trekmates-Woolpower-Sunski-Chimpanzee-Firepot-Sjö&Hav
Hidden talent(s): Knowledge about the Scandinavian countries, language, culture, sports and nature.
Favourite record (album): Se ilden lyse over jord - Sissel Kyrkebo. Opening song Olympic Games Lillehammer 1994.
Biggest travel blunder: We are always so well prepared. It was funny because we had once booked a mountain cabin in a small Norwegian village, but we couldn't find the village (we didn't have car navigation back then). We even asked the locals but they had no idea. Until someone asked to write it down, when they saw what I had written, they immediately said, "but that's here." I guess my pronunciation wasn't great back then.