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

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Marco

Marco

Marco was born in Voorburg, The Netherlands. Over the years he has lived in Amsterdam, Leiden and Den Haag. Occasional runner, occasional writer, full-time father of 3.
Marco
Abeer Noechi

Abeer Noechi

Owner at Mooi in Beeld | Event Manager at expatsHaarlem
Egyptian blood, North American education and for the last 20 some years Dutch in heart and soul. Mother of two wonderful children. A world citizen.

As a creative multi-disciplined entrepreneur and net-worker, I enjoy working with people, be it a network event, an organizational assignment or a photoshoot.

Haarlem is one of my favorite city in the world. As part of the team of ExpatsHaarlem, I would like to explore Haarlem with you.
Abeer Noechi

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    Nathalie van Haaster

    Nathalie van Haaster

    Hello everyone! My name is Nathalie and I am a real estate agent at Puur Makelaars. I live happily in Heemstede together with my husband and our two sons. My two boys were born in Stockholm where we lived for four amazing years. I love to play tennis, listen to live music and I can never get enough of the most relaxing view, all year round: the sea.
    Nathalie van Haaster

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    Mirjam Boogaart

    Mirjam was born and raised in theNetherlands. She started her adventures abroad when she was 21. She was especially drawn to Spanish speaking countries. Mirjam has lived and worked in Spain and Costa Rica for several years. Knowing from experience how rewarding it can be to feel at home in a new country as soon as possible, she is dedicated to making people feel at home in the NL.

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    Writers

    Katie Joy
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    Katie Joy

    Editor in Chief at expatsHaarlem
    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. She enjoys exploring Haarlem, trying new places to eat and drink and likes to immerse herself into the Dutch lifestyle.
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    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!

    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.

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    Events

    Adriana Ficheroux /Flores

    Adriana Ficheroux /Flores

    Adriana Ficheroux /Flores was born in Mexico City. She lives with her family in beautiful Haarlem, the Netherlands. She is an International consultant in Protocol & Etiquette. Adriana likes to be with people of different cultures, loves international kitchen, plays chess and practice roller skating.
    Adriana Ficheroux /Flores

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      Eveline van Gigch

      Eveline van Gigch

      Event organizer Adults | Zumba teacher at expatsHaarlem
      Eveline was born and raised in Eindhoven, Brabant. After some working years in Amsterdam she decided to travel around the world. She was impressed about the Spanish culture and moved to Madrid. Since December of 2014 she came back and settled down in Haarlem to be around are little niece. Furthermore she is a Zumba teacher, love to do outside activities and like to meet new (international) people. Eveline likes food and is always in for a nice glass of good wine.
      Eveline van Gigch

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        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.

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