Born on August 31st, 1965 in Vienna, Austria, I attended elementary and grammar school, which I completed with the final exams in June 1983. Commencing studies in engineering at the Technical University in Vienna, I switched to economics in 1986.
In October 1989 I joined the Civil Aviation Administration Austria (CAA Austria), which was the national aviation authority then, to commence training as an air traffic controller. During the later stages of training I left the training program in 1993 and joined the training administration of the operations department. In 1994 the CAA was privatized into Austro Control Ltd.
In May 2000 the training was reorganized in an Academy as a seperate department, where I am working presently as expert on the training documentation and development.