IJA Board Elections
IJA Board of Directors Candidates
Meet the IJA Board of Directors Candidates! The names of nominated IJA Board candidates are shown below, in the order nominated. Click on a name to go to the nominee’s candidacy statement, or scroll down the page to see all the statements.
Vote for up to four candidates in 2022.
Nominated Board Candidates and Their Candidacy Statements
The names and candidacy statements of nominated IJA Board candidates are shown below, in the order nominated. After reading the statements, please see the Voting Directions.
I want to help the IJA….
I have been juggling since 1998, for the first decade as a student at the kid’s circus in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), attending as many juggling festivals as I possibly could. Since 2008 I am a professional juggler. My juggling has taken me to all seven continents. I have met many jugglers from different countries on those travels and performed in a wide range of shows. Through these travels and experiences, I have accumulated a unique skill set and professional network. As a board member, I would like to help the IJA get more members and revenue in the upcoming term.
Some of the different areas I could contribute are the organizational and marketing skills I acquired as the assistant theater and marketing manager of a 600-seat theater in Ohio.
– Through working with Karl-Heinz Ziethen, I published 14 books on the history of juggling, learning a lot about our art and sports background. I have received a better understanding of theatrical and technical juggling through the coaching I have received from Daniel Holzman, Viktor Kee, Freddy Kenton, Michael Davis, and Albert Lucas (all IJA Honorary Award winners).
– I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, which helped me find NDjuggling.com, bring back Tommy Curtin’s bottle club, design my shaker cups, and produce juggling equipment.
– I think teaching a future generation of jugglers is essential. I speak three languages. My juggling YouTube tutorials do very well. Also, I have been a juggling teacher at three professional circus schools. I would love to bring that experience to help the Youth Program and help produce educational video content.
I feel I am at the perfect crossroad in the juggling world to represent and understand various corners of the juggling landscape: hobby and
professional, theatrical and technical juggling. At the IJA, I have served as the European Representative prior, and I would love to get the honor and chance to be a board member next.