ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn
HOBBIES: Skiing & Traveling
NEPHEW/NIECE: Jonah & Zale
OCCUPATION: Business Consultant
LANGUAGES: English, Dutch, German
FAVORITE FOOD: Home-cooked (especially from my mom)
FAVORITE SPORT: Running
FAVORITE TV SERIES: Modern Family
FAVORITE MUSICIAN: Adele
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD CARTOON: Sesame Street, Woody Wood Pecker, and The Little Mermaid
FAVORITE BEDTIME STORY: The Smurfs
FAVORITE APP: Google Maps (lost without it) and WhatsApp (to stay in touch with friends and family)
BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT: To Run The Paris Marathon
WHAT FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:
My friends turn to me both for serious advice on careers and to light up a party. I think they find me caring, social, smart and fun.
They also want me to talk less sometimes. I'm an easy target for good jokes
WHAT MANUEL LOVES ABOUT DIRK
Dirk has the kindest soul I know. I admire how he is always willing to help others and will go above and beyond to make people happy. At work he is considered a mentor as he is passionate about guiding his peers through their professional paths. Family and friends find unconditional support from Dirk as they always seek out his advice, trusting in his honest opinion. Dirk leads by example. His positive personality is contagious, and I believe that this is a great quality that he will pass along to our children.
Life at home is fun! I love Dirk’s sense of humor and I secretly like it when he teases me. I think it is his way to lighten me up and it works. My favorite thing about Dirk is his silly dancing. He will randomly start dancing at home for no reason. Next thing you know we are both dancing all over our living room while Benito, out little dog, is jumping on his tiny paws. We want our children to have a joyful life and cannot wait to have our dance parties with them at home.