• Study of Forest Sciences in Munich and G√∂ttingen, Degree: Master of Forestry
  • Grand governmental exam at the Bavarian State Forestry Administration
  • publicly appointed and sworn expert for timberland valuation
  • Forest owner in Germany and United States
  • chairman of the producer cooperation Isar Lech e.V. 2010-2014
  • Member of the Bavarian Society of Foresters
  • Member of the Committee Bavarian Forest Owner Association
  • Member of the German Forestry Council
  • Member of the Forest Landowner Association
  • Member of the German Agricultural Society Forestry Committee
  • Board member of International Family Forestry Alliance
  • member of the advisory committee on sustainable forest-based industries by FAO
  • Member of Rotary International
  • Reserve officer (Lieutenant Colonel) in the German Army