I’m Hugo, a thirty-year-old guy from The Netherlands who’s working as a Digital Marketer for a specialty coffee brand. I’m interested in all kinds of subjects related to marketing and communication, such as content marketing, drafting plans, social media, advertising, and analytics.
In my spare time, I like to spend time on my love for art and culture. I’ve got a large collection of vinyl records covering all kinds of music genres (rock, jazz, blues, folk, country, indie, etc.). Besides listening to music I often go to concerts. I own a Cineville and Museum card, so I really like visiting new exhibitions in museums and the latest arthouse films in local cinemas.
In the last couple of years, I backpacked through different parts of Asia and Central and South America. The best part of traveling is to learn about other cultures, meeting the locals, and alternating between visiting urban areas and nature. Traveling enriches my life and teaches me how we can all make this world a little better.
Besides my studies, I practiced athletics for over eighteen years. Specifically aimed at long distances, where I’ve increased the duration and intensity of the running sessions over the years. The performance became better and better, but I got a backlash after the summer of 2012. Then I tried to rebuild the workouts for different periods of time. I decided to stop running after yet another setback in February 2014. After cycling for years on my mountain bike I decided to start running again in the summer of 2018. Nowadays I’m running 1 or 2 times a week and cycling over 150K a week. A few times a year I participate in a running event, mostly 10K (35-36 minutes) or 15K (54-56 minutes).
Other hobbies: making city trips, cooking, baking, reading (fiction and non-fiction).
Certificates: Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)