Meet the team

Just as we believe it’s important for us to know who you are and how you appreciate everything we do here, we also believe it’s important for you to know who we are and how we do things.

Here you’ll learn about the people behind expatsHaarlem. We have the really important ones, several writers to fill up all that web space and a small team of very enthusiastic event organizers.

Is there anything you’d like to know about expatsHaarlem or one of the team members? Let us know via our contact form or contact us directly using the contact methods listed in our profiles.

Once you take the time to find out what we’re all about, we’re confident you’ll like what you see. So here goes:

Managers

 

Arianna

Arianna

Publisher / Community / Marketing Manager at expatsHaarlem
Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.
Arianna

Latest posts by Arianna (see all)

Katie Joy
Follow me

Katie Joy

Jewellery Designer at Uniquely You Jewellery
Katie Joy was born and raised in London and now lives in Haarlem with her partner and their two cats. Katie Joy runs her own handmade jewelry business from home and is the Editor in Chief for ExpatsHaarlem. She enjoys exploring Haarlem, trying new places to eat and drink and likes to immerse herself in the Dutch lifestyle.
Katie Joy
Follow me
Mirjam Mainwaring-Burton

Mirjam Mainwaring-Burton

Event Manager at expatsHaarlem
Mirjam was born and raised in Heemskerk. She moved to Geneva after her study, met her husband there and later on moved with him to Dubai. Now she is back in the Netherlandsworking as a primary school teacher. Used to organizing many events for the kids and parents at her school, she is ready to take on a new challenge.
Mirjam’s aim is to create memorable new events for everybody here at expatsHaarlem.
Mirjam Mainwaring-Burton

Latest posts by Mirjam Mainwaring-Burton (see all)

Paul

Paul

Sales Manager at expatsHaarlem
Paul was born in Perth Western Australia, and grew up mostly in Sydney. He has an Italian background with all the passion fieriness that it brings. When he was 20 years old he moved to Melbourne from Perth and when 22 years old moved to Sydney. He and his Dutch partner moved to Haarlem in July 2017. Paul likes to travel, cook, enjoys photography, loves living in Haarlem, and tasting good food. Currently he is living in Haarlem North.
Paul

Latest posts by Paul (see all)


    Writers and Vloggers

    Katie Joy
    Follow me

    Katie Joy

    Jewellery Designer at Uniquely You Jewellery
    Katie Joy was born and raised in London and now lives in Haarlem with her partner and their two cats. Katie Joy runs her own handmade jewelry business from home and is the Editor in Chief for ExpatsHaarlem. She enjoys exploring Haarlem, trying new places to eat and drink and likes to immerse herself in the Dutch lifestyle.
    Katie Joy
    Follow me

    Anikó Alma Szörényi

    Anikó Alma Szörényi

    I am a 28-year-old gamification professional from Budapest, Hungary with a passion for writing! As a child, my family and I have been moving around due to my father's job and since then I love to travel, to meet new people and to explore new places. My all time dream as a teenager was to become an investigative journalist, so I did my diploma in journalism. Even though my professional life has taken me to different paths after university, I never gave up on writing. I have a blog and I have been working for a Hungarian art magazine as well. Besides writing and traveling I am very much into culinary arts. I love to cook and experiment with new things.
    Anikó Alma Szörényi

    Latest posts by Anikó Alma Szörényi (see all)


    Vivian Chiona

    Founder and director at Expat Nest
    Vivian Chiona, founder and director of Expat Nest, is a psychologist specialized in both Child & Adolescent Psychology and Health Psychology. As a bi-cultural, multilingual expat with family all over the world, she is familiar with the blessings and challenges of a mobile life and offers quality professional assistance to clients with expat-specific challenges.
    Gala Lázaro Mur

    Gala Lázaro Mur

    Writer at Notes By Gala
    Blogger at notesbygala.com and first-time mum, I love sharing my experiences with other parents and writing about it. I was born in Madrid, the city I love the most. After a short period in London, I moved to the Netherlands, where I have been living with my husband for several years. An avid reader, traveler, writer and art lover, my curious spirit is always searching for something to learn. Master’s Degree in Art History and Publishing, I worked in a National Museum for several years and I started my own Publishing House in Spain. Last years I worked as Content Manager for a Marketing company in Amsterdam. After becoming a mum I decided to follow my passion and start my own blog. Notes by Gala is a Spanish and English travel and maternity blog, where I share tips with mums/dads and world explorers. Don´t miss it if you are visiting Madrid!


    Gala Lázaro Mur

    Latest posts by Gala Lázaro Mur (see all)

      Samantha Thorenson

      Samantha Thorenson

      Content Specialist at Titanium Success
      Samantha is a content specialist for Titanium Success. Using the Titanium Success principles, she is driven to teach people how to achieve success in business and live an exceptional quality of life.

      Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google+
      Samantha Thorenson

      Latest posts by Samantha Thorenson (see all)

      Anna Bilenka

      Anna Bilenka

      Anna, 27
      Live in Holland
      Dance salsa
      Read books

      Follow her on:

      Blog
      Instagram
      Facebook
      Anna Bilenka

      Latest posts by Anna Bilenka (see all)


      Rachel Smets

      TEDx Speaker, Author, Culture Trainer at Rachel Smets at Rachel Smets Coaching
      To help expats anywhere in the world, I wrote the book 'Living Abroad Successfully: What, When, Where, How', an Amazon's Bestseller.Also, author of 'Awaken Your Confidence: 15 People share their Journey to Success'.
      As an expat myself, I have been living and working in various countries, speak 6 languages, and experienced many challenges that I learned to turn around into new opportunities.
      Workshops in cultural diversity and keynote speaking is what I enjoy doing.
      I love to inspire people and help them to become their best selves! Life changes, and so can you!

      Edna Kuipers

      Edna Kuipers

      Edna Kuipers is an International Human Rights and International Crimes lawyer. After studying law in Botswana she went on to work as a civil litigator and family lawyer. Although she is of Tanzanian origin, she has spent most of her life in Botswana where she met her Dutch husband. Together they moved to the Netherlands where she obtained a Masters in International Crimes and Criminology. She then went on to work for Africa Legal Aid in The Hague. Edna Kuipers considers herself a world citizen having lived and worked in several countries and associating herself with people from all continents. She is founder, manager, writer and editor at foreignpointers.com. She is also a wife, mother of two boys, businesswoman, freelancer and juggles this with travel, reading, networking and volunteer work when possible. You can follow her experiences, knowledge and opinions on the blog/magazine foreignpointers.com.
      Edna Kuipers

      Latest posts by Edna Kuipers (see all)

      Tracy Rozemeijer-Sexton

      Tracy Rozemeijer-Sexton

      Irish born and has been living in Holland for 20 years. Tracy likes exploring the country through her running. She is particularly fond of these Dutch words: gefeliciteerd, gezellig and bitterballen.
      Tracy Rozemeijer-Sexton

      Latest posts by Tracy Rozemeijer-Sexton (see all)

      BR Pictures

      BR Pictures

      Filmmaker at BR Pictures
      Beci and Reni are full-time visual storytellers. They help people, couples, families, and businesses to tell their stories through photography and video. Their passion is their profession. They moved here from Hungary in 2017 accompanied by their lovely beagle, Rocco. They are really enthusiasts about playing and listening to music, meeting like-minded people, and doing passion projects. They love dogs, guitars, cameras, good movies and exploring their new homeland!
      BR Pictures

      Latest posts by BR Pictures (see all)

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Events

        Mirjam Mainwaring-Burton

        Mirjam Mainwaring-Burton

        Event Manager at expatsHaarlem
        Mirjam was born and raised in Heemskerk. She moved to Geneva after her study, met her husband there and later on moved with him to Dubai. Now she is back in the Netherlandsworking as a primary school teacher. Used to organizing many events for the kids and parents at her school, she is ready to take on a new challenge.
        Mirjam’s aim is to create memorable new events for everybody here at expatsHaarlem.
        Mirjam Mainwaring-Burton

        Latest posts by Mirjam Mainwaring-Burton (see all)


        Ali

        Ali

        Event organiser at expatsHaarlem
        Ali

        Latest posts by Ali (see all)

          Nick Ferrara

          Network Analyst at PPG Europe B.V.
          Nick is an American from Pittsburgh, PA who has been living in Haarlem since 2010. He loves that laid back European lifestyle and is always looking for new things to explore both in the area and beyond.

          Latest posts by Nick Ferrara (see all)